Lack of basic infrastructure in Srinagar schools belies official claims

Lack of basic infrastructure in Srinagar schools belies official claims

SRINAGAR: Despite a Government of India scheme for “universalisation of elementary education” running in Jammu and Kashmir for nearly two decades now, elementary schools in Srinagar are more deprived in terms of basic infrastructure as compared to schools of the upper level, data has revealed. While the authorities have lately been emphasising the need to […]

School building construction held up in land dispute for decade

School building construction held up in land dispute for decade

BUDGAM: A dispute with land donors has held up construction for a newly upgraded high school in Mirpora village of Budgam for a decade. The construction for the new building for Government High School Mirpora began in 2010, but locals said, the construction was halted soon after authorities reneged on “promise of employment for land […]

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 […]

Gazettes discontinued, JKBOSE warns schools of fake mark sheets

Gazettes discontinued, JKBOSE warns schools of fake mark sheets

SRINAGAR: With the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) doing away with the printed result gazette of annual examinations for the last few years now, some students are managing admissions to institutions by producing fake marks certificates as the school authorities no longer have the printed gazette with which to cross-check the results. This has […]

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 […]

Despite merger, 2 rooms for 9 classes at Pattan school

Despite merger, 2 rooms for 9 classes at Pattan school

Baramulla: A primary and a middle school in Pattan area of Baramulla, merged two years ago, are grappling with space shortage despite the merger. Students and the staff said that they had just two rooms for the nine classes in the two schools. Sources said that the Government Primary School Chanpora and Government Middle School […]

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