Govt seeks details of teacher-student ratio in schools in J&K

Govt seeks details of teacher-student ratio in schools in J&K

Administrative secretary School Education department writes to Directors

Tasaduq Hussain

Srinagar, June 18: The administration in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir have asked authorities of School Education department to submit details about student enrolment and teacher postings in each government school in Srinagar / Jammu cities and adjoinings .

In a move aimed at implementing Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu’s directive, Principal Secretary, School Education department  Asgar Samoon has written to Director School Education Kashmir and  Jammu to submit list of government schools in Srinagar and Jammu cities

He has also asked them to submit details about number of students enrolled in each school and number of teachers posted in each of them with stay period/ tenure.

The exercise is being carried out to implement LG G.C. Murmu’s directive on rationalisation of teachers in government schools of J&K.

According to KNO in a meeting chaired by him on May 5 here, Murmu had directed authorities to “rationalise teachers in government schools and ensure availability of adequate number of teachers in all schools before the opening of schools to improve the quality of education especially of elementary level.”

The process of rationalisation of teacher-student ratio in government schools was initiated by former Education Minister Naeem Akther in 2015.

He had justified the policy on the grounds that “the students of the government schools are finding it difficult to compete with their counterparts in the private educational institutions only because of failure of the respective Governments to properly utilize the available resources”.

He had claimed that 5000 schools across Jammu & Kashmir have less than 20 enrolments.