Poll arrangements: 7 edu institutes to remain shut for week in Sopore

Poll arrangements: 7 edu institutes to remain shut for week in Sopore

Baramulla: Seven educational institutes identified for accommodation of government forces’ for Lok Sabha polls in Sopore sub division Baramulla district will closed from April 5 to 12. An order issued by Additional District Magistrate Sopore said that the campus of Agricultural University in Wadoora Sopore, Government Degree College com higher secondary school Hadipora, Government Higher […]

Budgam school upgraded twice ‘but on papers’

Budgam school upgraded twice ‘but on papers’

Srinagar: A plaque on the wall of Government Boys Secondary School, Watrad in Khansahib area of central Budgam district informs of the up-gradation of middle school to secondary level. The upgrade came in November 2006, but talk to anyone around, be a staffer or local villagers, the common complaint is that the upgrade has made […]

Resume class-work after Friday prayers: CEO Budgam tells schools

Resume class-work after Friday prayers: CEO Budgam tells schools

SRINAGAR: With teachers at several schools “winding up” academic work in the second half on Fridays, Chief Education Officer Budgam has ordered that regular class work at schools “immediately be resumed” after the Friday prayers. In a circular issued Saturday, the CEO Budgam has said, “It is enjoined upon all the Principals of Higher Secondary […]

Broken school building at Yatipora Palhallan threatens lives of students

Broken school building at Yatipora Palhallan threatens lives of students

BARAMULLA: Poor infrastructure at Government Boys Primary School Yatipora Palhallan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district has put the lives of the school’s students at risk as the possibility of the school building’s sudden collapse looms over them every day. Scores of students studying at the school are anguished over the non-serious attitude of the government […]

Student attendance in south Kashmir colleges ‘almost zero’

Student attendance in south Kashmir colleges ‘almost zero’

SHOPIAN: If students stop going to colleges, whose fault is it? In south Kashmir, where student attendance has fallen to almost zero, there are various versions of who is to blame. “Parents should take a look at the education of their children,” says Principal of Government Degree College Shopian, Ali Muhammad. “There remains almost zero […]

In Srinagar, pvt schools outnumber govt counterparts, enroll thrice as many students

In Srinagar, pvt schools outnumber govt counterparts, enroll thrice as many students

Srinagar: Post the clubbing of schools by the School Education Department (SED), private schools in Srinagar have outnumbered their government counterparts with student enrolment more than thrice of that in government schools. Official figures with the SED, accessed by Kashmir Reader, reveal that at 519 government schools in Srinagar — a number that has shrunk […]

Space constraint makes Bandipora school hold classes in kitchen

Space constraint makes Bandipora school hold classes in kitchen

Bandipora: The glaringly poor infrastructure of Kashmir’s government schools has yet another instance at a government-run high school in Banakoot village of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, only a few kilometres from the district headquarters. Due to space constraints, a classroom of this school operates from a dark and tiny room filled with kitchen utensils and […]

Schools in Kashmir open after over 3-month winter vacation

Schools in Kashmir open after over 3-month winter vacation

SRINAGAR: Schools in Kashmir opened Monday after remaining closed for more than three months for winter vacations. The schools in the region were closed in December last year for winter vacations and were scheduled to reopen on March 5. However, the government decided to extend the winter vacation by a week in view of the […]