Private schools ‘fleecing’ in the name of transport fees, say parents

Private schools ‘fleecing’ in the name of transport fees, say parents

SRINAGAR: Private schools in Kashmir are charging “exorbitant” transport fees, while there has been no action taken by the government’s Fee Fixation Committee (FFC), which is meant to regulate the fee charged by private educational institutions, parents complained. Given the FFC’s having “no say” in the transport fee structure of the institutions, the private schools, […]

SHRC notice to leading schools on admission procedures and reserved seats

SHRC notice to leading schools on admission procedures and reserved seats

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to leading schools of Srinagar city asking them to file detailed compliance reports on issues pertaining to admission procedure and reserved seats for poor children. The Commission sought the reports from heads of schools within two weeks. The notices have been sent to Presentation Convent, […]

Ban on selling books: Private school association calls Govt action selective

Ban on selling books: Private school association calls Govt action selective

Irshad Khan Srinagar: Amid government penalizing many private schools recently for selling books inside their own premises, the Private Schools Association J&K (PSAJK) decried the government’s “selective” policy towards the institutions. At a presser organised by the association in city center Lal Chowk on Tuesday, President PSAJK, G N Var alleged that the government has […]

LMD fines school, booksellers in Bandipora

LMD fines school, booksellers in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: A joint team of Legal Metrology Department and Food Safety conducted inspections of various schools and booksellers in Sonawari area of Bandipora district on Monday. During the inspection, the team found Greenland Public School Inderkoot Sumbal involved in selling textbooks supplied by SS Stationery of Inderkoot Sumbal in the school premises. The team registered […]

LMD registers case against Bandipora school for selling textbooks

LMD registers case against Bandipora school for selling textbooks

Bandipora: The Legal Metrology Department on Thursday registered a case against a private school in Bandipora district for selling books in the school premises. Complying with the orders issued by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to act tough against schools forcing children to buy books and uniform from the school or from specific shopkeepers, a joint team […]

Overpricing textbooks serious matter, Govt to issue guidelines: Advisor Ganai

Overpricing textbooks serious matter, Govt to issue guidelines: Advisor Ganai

JAMMU: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has issued directions to the Directors of School Education, Kashmir and Jammu, to immediately examine the complaints about sale of textbooks at exorbitant prices by private schools in the state and recommend measures to regulate the rates. Taking cognizance of the reports published by a section of […]

‘Quality education is joint-venture between govt and private schools’

Srinagar: The Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu Tuesday said quality education is a joint venture between government and private schools. This was stated by Sahu while chairing a meeting with Private Schools Coordination Committee here. Director, School Education Kashmir/ Jammu, Director Samagra Shiksha and Special Secretary, School Education and the representatives of Private School […]

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 […]