Srinagar: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) on Saturday condemned the DSEK’s suspension of recognition to RP School and threatened to go to court against the decision.
Calling RP School a “reputed educational institute” of Srinagar, the PSAJK termed the suspension as a “blatant misuse of power by the people who are in authority.”
“R P School is one of the best schools in the entire state. It has produced thousands of position holder students and its alumni are spread all around the world,” said the association’s statement.
The PSAJK said that “reputed schools are being targeted” and people are being “denied quality education”.
“One cannot just issue an order and place at risk career of thousands of students,” it added.
The association said it would approach the court for “judicial intervention in this important matter”.
“The association has assured the parents and the entire society that despite challenges they will continue to work with dedication in the education sector,” said the statement.
“We feel there is some hidden hand accomplishing the conspiracy of pushing Kashmiris away from quality education,” the association alleged.
It said that RP School had made a “tremendous contribution towards the society in the education sector and closing such institutes can never be for the betterment of the society.”
It said that on the one hand the government had “utterly failed to provide quality education despite heavy investments and on the other hand private schools that provide quality education are being closed down.”
“Government fails to understand that it is due to these schools that our students are nowadays able to compete at national and international levels,” it said.
The PSAJK said that “Some people are not happy that the students coming from these private schools are achieving new heights and cracking toughest competitive examinations.
“A few years ago the private education sector was dominated by some missionary schools and these schools used to exploit the students without any accountability. Even now these schools don’t allow DSEK teams to inspect their schools and the administration never has done anything in this regard,” the association alleged.
The missionary schools, the PSAJK said, “even have the land of the government and other amenities and yet there is no force on them to follow any government rules.”
“But when some other private school provides the best education and other facilities, the administrative orders come knocking,” the PSAJK said in their statement.
“Our schools have taken a firm stand and we will explore all options to defeat the enemies of education in Kashmir,” the association said.