Publication of annual school magazines mandatory at senior secondary level: The School Education Department Tuesday made publication of annual school magazines at senior secondary level mandatory.
The Personal Officer for Director of School Education (DSEK) in a circular issued this week said, “The publication of annual school magazines in accordance with recently issued guidelines is now mandatory for the Higher Secondary Schools.”
The officer said that the cultural education wing, DSEK shall maintain record of the published magazines of Kashmir Division and shall submit the list to the undersigned by March-31 of every year without fail.
He also said that the publication performance shall be reflected in the APRs of the Heads of institutions (HOIs) henceforth.
Besides, the Personal Officer also said that DSEK has observed that in most cases, the Heads of Institutions (HOIs) of Higher Secondary Schools do not take publication of school magazines seriously. “The general impression gleaned is that as if the publication is run-of-the-mill activity carried out to spend money only.”
“Education is an all-round transformational enterprise, so the publication of school magazine activity has to be an institutional contribution towards it, albeit in a small but substantial measure, to help train and produce future writers among the young students,” the officer said.