Court sets deadline for reducing weight of schoolbags

Court sets deadline for reducing weight of schoolbags

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed state to file compliance report within four weeks with regard to easing the burden of school children saddled under heavy school bags. The court observed that for easing the burden of school bags there is a need of comprehensive policy to be followed at schools […]

Ghost of ‘Blue whale challenge’ puts J&K govt in tizzy

Ghost of ‘Blue whale challenge’ puts J&K govt in tizzy

Edu Dept issues alert to all schools, police to hold meeting of stakeholders SRINAGAR: Amid growing global concern over ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, J&K Government has issued an alert to educational institutions aimed at preventing any untoward incident inspired by the twisted game. Psychiatrists have also warned of serious implications of the game due to its […]

HC asks for report on fixing of fee structure in private schools

HC asks for report on fixing of fee structure in private schools

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday ordered the state government to either reconstitute or extend the term of the committee that was tasked with fixing the fee structure in private schools, within two weeks. The court asked for a compliance report on the next date of hearing. Senior advocate Sunil Sethi, representing Tyndale-Biscoe & […]

Private schools demand doing away with archaic class VIII board exams

Private schools demand doing away with archaic class VIII board exams

Srinagar: National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), the largest amalgam of private school associations in India on Thursday suggested the Jammu and Kashmir Government to remove board examination for class VIII  from the academic calendar of education. Talking to reporters, President NISA Kulbhushan Sharma said that J&K is the only place in India where class VIII […]

DPS Budgam says bus drivers on strike

DPS Budgam says bus drivers on strike

Srinagar: The Delhi Public School Budgam management said Tuesday that its bus drivers have called for a strike from Wednesday to press for enhancement in their salaries. A text message from the school management late on Tuesday informed the parents about the strike, and told them that the school would remain open. Asking the parents […]

Doon International School Srinagar awarded best CBSE school

Doon International School Srinagar awarded best CBSE school

Doon International School Srinagar has been awarded with Best CBSE School 2017 in Jammu and Kashmir. As statement issued by the school said that Chair­man Showkat Hussain Khan received the award from re­nowned writer Chetan Bha­gat at an award ceremony organized by Merit Awards and Market research Pvt Ltd (MAMS), New Delhi on 18 March […]

Education in Kashmir at a Cross Roads?

Education in Kashmir at a Cross Roads?

By Asif Ahmad Bhat Education is a main pillar of a society and a society is defined by the quality of education that it imparts. Understanding education in Kashmir requires traversing and plumbing into its history. Kashmir is a culturally rich region with a distinct civilization and a long history.  In his book,  “Kashmir in […]

As Schools Reopen

As Schools Reopen

Schools reopened in Kashmir after a gap of almost eight months.  The interim period has been a tough period for the pupils of the region—especially in terms of the opportunity costs incurred for foregoing education. But, this is a mere blip in the larger scheme of things. What is alarming and what is going unnoticed […]

Consumer Affairs to check fee for schools, nursing homes

Consumer Affairs to check fee for schools, nursing homes

Govt won’t allow fleecing: Minister Two-member committees to report within a month JAMMU: The government has constituted committees to examine fee structure in private schools and nursing homes. An official spokesman informed that the department of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has constituted two separate two-member committees for the issues, following directions from […]

Pvt schools should contribute in transforming education sector: Naeem Akhtar

Pvt schools should contribute in transforming education sector: Naeem Akhtar

JAMMU: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar on Saturday said that private schools play a vital role in imparting quality education to the students and these institutions should supplement the Government’s efforts to consolidate the transformation taking place in this key sector. The Minister was speaking at a day-long seminar on the topic “Enriching the  Academic  […]

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