‘Transferable’ Teacher-II cadre likely to improve pupil-teacher ratio

‘Transferable’ Teacher-II cadre likely to improve pupil-teacher ratio

SRINAGAR: The recently created Teacher-II cadre under which thousands of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers are being regularised is likely to improve the pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) at elementary schools in the state, as the cadre has provision of transfers, officials said. Over 40,000 teachers-recruited under the state government’s ReT scheme and who were working under the erstwhile […]

Edu Dept sanctions Rs 43 crores for school furniture, fixtures

Edu Dept sanctions Rs 43 crores for school furniture, fixtures

SRINAGAR: Days after Kashmir Reader reported on the government prioritising furniture for schools to be designated as polling stations for upcoming elections over thousands of school children who sit on floors at the institutions, the School Education Department (SED) has sanctioned Rs 43 crore for “furniture and fixture” at schools. In an order issued last […]

In J&K, 5,433 schools don’t have drinking water, over 3k without toilets

In J&K, 5,433 schools don’t have drinking water, over 3k without toilets

Srinagar: More than 5,000 schools in J&K – accounting for more than 24 percent of the institutions – do not have drinking water facility and over 3,000 of them are still without a toilet for its students, despite funds for the latter “already available” with the School Education Department (SED). The department is now mulling […]

Half of school children without benches, Rs 2 cr sanctioned for furnishing poll station schools

Half of school children without benches, Rs 2 cr sanctioned for furnishing poll station schools

Srinagar: At a time when eight lakh children at government schools in J&K, constituting half of the state’s student population, are deprived of furniture, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has sanctioned more than Rs 2 crore for purchase of “office furniture” at schools where polling stations would be set up for the upcoming […]