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 […]

Private School Teachers: A Forgotten and an Ignored “Species”

Private School Teachers: A Forgotten and an Ignored “Species”

By Javed Wani On Saturday, the administration suspended the recognition of two famous private schools of Srinagar for an exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders. The order from DSEK was normal administrative action and probably the first of its kind to take a very bold and strong step against any elite school of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

DSEK suspends recognition of RP School, GVEI for exorbitant fee hike

DSEK suspends recognition of RP School, GVEI for exorbitant fee hike

SRINAGAR: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Monday ordered suspension of recognition of RP School Mallabagh and Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahibagh for exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders from the Department. “An order vide no. DSEK/GS/1418-25/2018, dated: 14-09-2018 has been issued in this regard and another communication vide no. DSEK/GS/1069-70, dated: 03-07-2018 […]

Private schools’ association condemns

Private schools’ association condemns

Srinagar: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) on Saturday condemned the DSEK’s suspension of recognition to RP School and threatened to go to court against the decision. Calling RP School a “reputed educational institute” of Srinagar, the PSAJK termed the suspension as a “blatant misuse of power by the people who are in […]

Parents complain against de-recognition of private school

Parents complain against de-recognition of private school

Irshad Khan Srinagar: A day after the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) suspended the recognition of a private school in Srinagar for allegedly charging “exorbitant” fees, parents whose kids are enrolled at the school accused the directorate of “destroying the future of students” who are weeks away from writing Board exams. The DSEK on […]

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