More than 75% students enrolled in govt schools in J&K: Officials

Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir more than 75 percent of the students at senior secondary level are enrolled in the government-run-schools, officials said.

Besides, 80 percent of the schools in Jammu and Kashmir are run by the government.

The officials said that the information was given out in a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta with the officials of School Education Department and Samagra Shiksha.

During the meeting, the progress of schemes implemented by the School Education Department and outcome of the initiatives undertaken were presented by Project Director, Samagra Shiksha.

According to the official documents, the Chief Secretary in the meeting was informed that 80 percent schools in Jammu and Kashmir are run by the government which has enrolment of around 53 percent students.

The meeting was further informed, “At higher secondary level, over 75 percent of students study in the government schools.”

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During the meeting, the Chief Secretary stressed on a major drive for improving enrolment at elementary level by way of starting kindergartens, besides preventing dropout of children in the middle classes was needed.

During the meeting Dr. Mehta said that the implementation of National Education Policy-2020 including establishment of kindergarten schools in all primary schools shall be completed by March-2022.

Rising Kashmir in the last week of December reported that the authorities have asked the School Education Directors of both Jammu and Kashmir regions to surrender the Capex funds that were released for the purpose after they failed to make around 8,000 Kindergartens functional even after the culmination of the academic year 2021.

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