Examinees allege paper snatched before time

Examinees allege paper snatched before time

SRINAGAR: A delegation of 12th class students on Wednesday accused examiners of wasting their precious time by snatching papers before the allotted duration. Students told Kashmir Reader that invigilators at Gousia Wakaf Board High School, Khanyar (Center No. 8123) denied mandatory 15 minutes to them for question paper reading and snatched their papers before the […]

Govt must ensure education, nutrition for SC/ST

New Delhi: Government needs to ensure that education, nutrition and health facilities reach scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday. He further said that very sharp inequality persists between SC/ST and other castes. “Sanitation will also play a huge impact on improvement of nutrition,” he said. Kant was speaking […]

The Menace of Loud Speakers in Schools

The Menace of Loud Speakers in Schools

By Malik Javied It is human nature to appreciate things when we lose them, but the truth is that we tend to find and discuss the loopholes in system when we are outside the system. Being an introverted student at school, I held everything equivalent to torture in school- from arrival to departure, especially in […]

Kashmiri language teachers to be imparted special training

Kashmiri language teachers to be imparted special training

Budgam: The directorate of school education is contemplating special training for teachers with diploma or degree in Kashmiri language. The teachers will be trained so that they can in turn teach the Kashmiri subject upto higher secondary level. This was told by director school education Kashmir Gulam Nabi Itoo during interaction with media persons on […]

University raises MCMP tuition fee by 20 percent, students angry

University raises MCMP tuition fee by 20 percent, students angry

SRINAGAR: The students of Mass Communication and Multimedia Production (MCMP) in Women’s College are aghast over cluster university’s exorbitant fee hike. Students claim that the move puts their colleagues from weaker socio-economic background at a severe disadvantage, and in certain cases forces them to quit the undergraduate program midway. “The fees for the second year […]

‘Texts and syllabi for primary classes in govt schools lack quality’

‘Texts and syllabi for primary classes in govt schools lack quality’

SHOPIAN: The teachers and students of the government-run schools complain that the syllabus and text books are far behind in quality when compared to the private schools. They say that the authorities must work on devising the syllabus and prescribe books at par with the standards set by the private institutions. Muhammad Irfan, a government […]

Private school fee raise fixed at 8 percent for three years

Private school fee raise fixed at 8 percent for three years

SRINAGAR: J&K Government’s school fee fixation committee has given a nod to the enhancement of fee structure of private educational institutions by eight percent. The order (IOG-FFC OF 2017), issued on October 20, will be effective from upcoming school session and will remain valid for three years. The decision of the increase in school fee […]

Authorities risk lives of teachers, students by opening schools on shutdown days

Authorities risk lives of teachers, students by opening schools on shutdown days

SRINAGAR: On last Saturday, Kashmir observed shutdown against braid-chopping over pro-freedom groups’ call. A group of youth attacked a girls’ higher secondary school in Soura that was functioning normally. The school’s principal was seriously injured after being hit by a stone. The incident has, however, raised serious questions over the functioning of schools on days […]

Top teaching, admin positions vacant in Budgam, schools suffer

Top teaching, admin positions vacant in Budgam, schools suffer

BUDGAM: Students and teachers in the central district are aghast with the education department for failing to fill up the vacant posts of teachers in different schools of Budgam. In four educational zones, dozens of government schools have been functioning without a regular principals or school heads for the last many years. Four educational zones […]

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