Zero progress on DSEK’s special boarding schools, identified land said insufficient

Zero progress on DSEK’s special boarding schools, identified land said insufficient

IRSHAD KHAN SRINAGAR: Even as land was identified months ago for special boarding schools proposed by the School Education Department, with one projected in each district, the department has taken no further step for setting up the institutions, while officials say that the identified land was “insufficient” for the schools. Conceived on the pattern of […]

Surrounded by cow dung, Budgam school battles health hazard

Surrounded by cow dung, Budgam school battles health hazard

Budgam: From a distance, it looks like an abandoned, decrepit cattle shed, with big heaps of cow dung in the lawn and the surroundings. Ironically, the ramshackle building is a primary school, housing 55 students. Located only a few minutes away from the Zonal Education Office (ZEO) Kunzer, the primary school Pethpora Harde-Aboora is functioning […]

Polling stations in schools won’t disrupt academic work: officials

Polling stations in schools won’t disrupt academic work: officials

Irshad Khan Srinagar: Even as dozens of schools would be turned into polling stations and “majority” of the polling staff deployed for Urban Local Body (ULB) polls has been drawn from School Education Department, officials maintain that it would not affect academics at educational institutions. Besides three wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, voting for the […]

Headmistress suspended for ‘thrashing’ student in Bandipora

Headmistress suspended for ‘thrashing’ student in Bandipora

Bandipora: A school headmistress has been suspended for allegedly thrashing a student in Qazipora area of this north Kashmir district. Officials told Kashmir Reader that Zonal Education Officer, Quilmuqam M A Khan placed under suspension the headmistress of government middle school Qazipora, a day after she allegedly thrashed a third standard student due to which […]

Student beaten and injured by teacher in Bandipora

Student beaten and injured by teacher in Bandipora

Bandipora: An eight-year-old student was allegedly beaten and injured by a teacher at a government school in Bandipora district after which the student was hospitalised. Mohmin Nabi Wani was brought to the District Hospital Bandipora in an injured condition with blood oozing out from his ears. He told Kashmir Reader that the head teacher “who […]

ETT Colleges scam: HC tells Edu dept to submit records with Crime Branch

ETT Colleges scam: HC tells Edu dept to submit records with Crime Branch

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Friday directed the School Education department to submit all records and particulars of officials allegedly involved in Elementary Teachers Training Colleges (ETT) scam before the Crime Branch immediately. The direction came after a report from Inspector General of Police (IGP), Crime Branch Syed Ifahadul Mujtaba stated that School Education […]

Pulwama school established in 2009 yet to get own building

Pulwama school established in 2009 yet to get own building

PULWAMA: The School Education Department has failed to construct building of a primary school established nine years ago in remote village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Local residents from Banjren, a Gujjar habitation around 35 kilometres from the district headquarters in Pulwama, informed Kashmir Reader that the department had established a primary school in their […]

DSEK chooses Budgam student as brand ambassador

DSEK chooses Budgam student as brand ambassador

BUDGAM: An 18-year-old student from Budgam has been named by the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK), as a Brand Ambassador in recognition of his innovative idea of developing a speed breaker-detector system that can help prevent road accidents. In a function held at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre, Srinagar, on Tuesday, Iqrar Rashid Dev, […]

Scholarship for children of sweepers: Edu dept failing to send list

Scholarship for children of sweepers: Edu dept failing to send list

Srinagar: The callousness of Education department officials may result in lapsing of funds for the Government of India sponsored pre-matric scholarhisp for children of sweepers. The scholarship is implemented by social Welfare Department throughout the state, but officials said that Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) in Srinagar district have not provided the department with the list […]

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