HC seeks info on reconstruction of burnt schools

HC seeks info on reconstruction of burnt schools

SRINAGAR: The J&K high court has sought information from government about the repairing and reconstruction of schools burnt down in Kashmir Valley last year. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justices Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal passed the direction after perusal of an affidavit filed by amicus curie in […]

Teachers relieved of election, census duties

Teachers relieved of election, census duties

JAMMU: The government on Friday announced that teachers will no longer have to perform non-teaching jobs like elections and census or other “off-beat responsibilities” within the education department. The announcement, which will come as a breather for more than one lakh teachers, was made by education minister Altaf Bukhari who said the move will minimise […]

Girl students still paying fees despite govt’s waiver order

Girl students still paying fees despite govt’s waiver order

Srinagar: Last year the Mehbooba Mufti government announced free education to girl students in government-run schools in the state. That promise has not been fulfilled. Girl students are still paying several kinds of fees and establishment charges to government schools in Kashmir. An order issued by the Commissioner Secretary of the Education Department, Shaleen Kabra, […]

Road to GDC Pampore awaits macadamisation

Road to GDC Pampore awaits macadamisation

Pampore: The Government Degree College Pampore was shifted to new premises two years ago, but the road that connects college to the main road is yet to be macadamized. The 750-metre muddy stretch has become a nuisance for students and the staff, especially during rainy days. Students say that very few attend the college in […]

Ten days on, Dogripora school shut in standoff

Ten days on, Dogripora school shut in standoff

Srinagar: Ten days after residents of Dogripora Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district locked the Government Middle School Dogripora protesting shortage of teaching staff, the school continues to remain shut in the standoff. The residents told Kashmir Reader that the department had ordered two teachers associated with Total Literacy Campaign to join the school but […]

Unhygienic washroom forces students to bunk school

Unhygienic washroom forces students  to bunk school

By Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: Rukiya Farooq (name changed), a 9th class student of Government Girls High School Malik Sahib SafaKadal has to take off a week from school every month as the school has only one washroom for boys and girls. The lone washroom is mostly dirty and unhygienic, as there is no one to […]

Two rooms for a middle school at Rahbab Sahib

Two rooms for a middle school at Rahbab Sahib

By INSHA LATIEF SRINAGAR: At a Government Middle School in Srinagar’s Rahbab Sahab area, students are taught in a corridor for want of space. The school started in 2002 from a rented single room, but as the roll increased, the teachers asked the landlord to provide them more space. He obliged, and provided them a […]

Post mass transfer, teachers still thronging directorate

Post mass transfer, teachers still thronging directorate

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: Aggrieved teachers unhappy with their transfers are still thronging the Directorate of School Education to get their grievances redressed, three weeks after a random mass transfer of teachers was executed by the department. Rubiya, a teacher in mid-fifties complains that she has to travel from Rawalpora to Soura daily to reach […]

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