Want government to approve Political Science for the school
SHOPIAN: Around 60 students of Government Higher Secondary School Harmain in Shopian district are up in arms as they have been denied the stream which they had opted for at the time of admission.
The class XI students told Kashmir Reader that they had opted for Political Science stream, which was functional in the school at the time without government sanction.
“After some time the school authorities told us that this stream isn’t sanctioned for the school,” a student said.
At that time, he said, they were ready to move out, and take admission in another higher secondary, but the village elders approached them, and assured that they would get the stream sanctioned for the school date.
Aqib Ahmad, one of the students, said that while students at other places were getting modern facilities, they were “suffering for the want of political science subject which would need one or two staffers”.
Villagers, on the other hand, told Kashmir Reader that approached Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai who “assured” them the stream would be sanctioned for school soon.
“With that promise from Ganai Sahab, we stopped our children from withdrawing admissions, but now the admission dates have passed and our children are still waiting for the sanction of streams and teaching staff, ” one of the villagers said.
Students said that their precious time was getting wasted.
“We chose political science besides some other subjects and school authorities said that political science isn’t sanctioned for this school. They force us to choose functional English or Persian instead,” Shakir Hameed, a student said.
He said that with admissions over at other places, it was now impossible to get admissions elsewhere.
The students made an appeal to Advisor Ganai to sanction the streams so that their precious time does not go waste.
Director School Education, Dr Muhammad Younis, told Kashmir Reader that he will look into the matter.