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 […]

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 […]

On Fee Hikes

On Fee Hikes

As private schools mushroom in Kashmir to fill in the “demand gap” for education and its shoddy and sub -par provision by Government schools, the issue of fee structures and hikes thereof have become salient. This particular issue is an important that must neither be ignored nor brushed under the carpet. The administration’s response it […]

Education for the Specially Abled

Education for the Specially Abled

Education in Kashmir, once the privilege of the few, has gradually and inexorably become broad based and widespread. There is now expanded access to education with people here viewing it both in terms of its intrinsic worth and as an avenue of social and economic mobility. The vociferous demand for education and the lacunas in […]

De-recognition of schools: No injustice will be done; students, parents need not panic, says PSAJK

De-recognition of schools: No injustice will be done; students, parents need not panic, says PSAJK

SRINAGAR: The Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Sunday said the Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganaie assured it that no step which harms the education sector will be allowed and that nobody will be allowed to play with the future of students. The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Monday ordered suspension […]

No let-up in state’s dismal performance for disabled

No let-up in state’s dismal performance for disabled

Even funding not yet decided for proposed special school IRSHAD KHAN SRINAGAR: The School Education Department has failed to set up the Valley’s lone special school for disabled children, announced three months ago, with the government “still undecided” over the source of its funding. Realising the lack of basic facilities for disabled children in Valley […]

One more case of unsafe, unhygienic school building in Pulwama

One more case of unsafe, unhygienic school building in Pulwama

Pulwama: The Department of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is risking lives of students of Govt Boys Primary School at Wakherwan in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district by conducting their classes in an unsafe and unhygienic building. The school is housed in a three room single storey building. Ghulam Mohammad Mir, a local, said the building was […]

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