Budgam schools to remain closed

Budgam schools to remain closed

BUDGAM: The Chief Education Officer (CEO) Budgam has ordered closure of government and private schools in the district on April 17 and 18 in the backdrop of parliamentary polls. The election for central Kashmir’s parliamentary seat is scheduled for April 18, Thursday. An order issued by the CEO has directed all the heads and class […]

Don’t let students drive two-wheelers without documents: Police tells schools

Don’t let students drive two-wheelers without documents: Police tells schools

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir traffic police on Saturday issued an advisory to all the educational institutions asking them not to allow School children to drive scooties, motor cycles without crash helmet, driving licenses and valid documents. “It has been noticed that students of different educational institutions within the limits of City Srinagar uses scooties, […]

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 […]

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 […]

JKSECC threatens to close pvt institutions over govt interference in JeI run schools

JKSECC threatens to close pvt institutions over govt interference in JeI run schools

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC) on Thursday threatened to close all private schools and colleges in the valley if the educational institutions run by Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) are not ensured to function normally. “A meeting of the amalgam was held to discuss the ban on the socio-religious organisation and crackdown on the […]

Jama’at offices, school sealed in Bandipora

Jama’at offices, school sealed in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The tehsil office and district headquarter and of Jama’at-e-Islami in Bandipora were sealed on Friday by revenue officials accompanied by police. According to sources, apart from sealing the offices at Bagh area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a primary school was also sealed. The revenue officials including Tehsildar Bandipora and DySP and SHO, who […]

Ban on Jama’at run schools to hit education of 75,000 students

Ban on Jama’at run schools to hit education of 75,000 students

Anantnag: The future of more than 75000 students, studying in over 350 schools run by the Falah-e-Aam Trust (the education and leisure wing of Jamaat-e-Islami) hangs in balance as the Ministry of Home Affairs has deemed JeI as an “unlawful association”. Following the ban, which came on Thursday evening and says nothing about the Falah-e-Aam […]

Parents body protests FFC approval of 6% annual school fee hike

Parents body protests FFC approval of 6% annual school fee hike

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The Parents Association of Private Schools Kashmir held a protest here Saturday against the recent order passed by the Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) approving an annual 6 percent hike to school fee. Aggrieved parents from various districts assemble at the Press Enclave demanding revocation of the FFC order. The protestors carried placards […]

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