No fencing, no separate washroom for girls at Shopian school

No fencing, no separate washroom for girls at Shopian school

SHOPIAN: Lack of fencing, separate washroom for girls, and other infrastructural deficits at Government Primary School Thokerpora are giving a tough time to students and staff alike. The local residents are also up in arms, stating that the authorities were not paying attention to the condition of the school despite their pleas. While the lack […]

With no building, Budgam primary school runs six classes

With no building, Budgam primary school runs six classes

BUDGAM: The Government Primary School Miripora here in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is running out of three small rooms of a decrepit rented accommodation with approximately 115 students on its rolls. Six classes are taught in these three rooms. The students frequently find themselves unable to focus on the teachers’ lectures as they study in […]

Primary school in Budgam has 30 students, no teacher

Primary school in Budgam has 30 students, no teacher

SRINAGAR: Government Primary School Bonyar Surasyar, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, has no teacher at all to teach the more than 30 students enrolled there, locals said. Instead of posting a teacher here, locals allege, the School Education Department authorities are now shifting the enrolled students to a nearby middle school where they “are being […]

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 […]

Private schools allowed additional fees, 6 percent hike every year

Private schools allowed additional fees, 6 percent hike every year

Srinagar: Ahead of the upcoming academic session, the J&K government’s Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) on Monday allowed private schools to charge fees under at least 4 additional heads apart from tuition fee, and to hike fees by up to 6 percent annually. The nod, the FFC said, was given after “consolidating all earlier orders as […]

12.5% girls aged 15-16 years out of school in J&K, boys 7.1%

12.5% girls aged 15-16 years out of school in J&K, boys 7.1%

Srinagar: As compared to boys, Jammu & Kashmir has roughly twice the number of girls in the age group 7-16 years who are out of school, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)-2018 has revealed. The survey report has said that the maximum percentage of out-of-school girls are aged 15-16 years. As against 7.1 percent […]

Shocking lack of infrastructure in JK schools

Shocking lack of infrastructure in JK schools

70% schools without electricity connection, absence of drinking water, toilets endemic Srinagar: The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)-2018, which has painted a grim picture of learning among school children enrolled in J&K schools, has at the same time highlighted the dearth of infrastructure at the institutions. Close to 70 percent schools in the state […]

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