Amid Surge in COVID19 cases KU postpones all scheduled examinations

Amid Surge in COVID19 cases KU postpones all scheduled examinations

Kashmir University: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kashmir University on Monday deferred the examination, which was scheduled to be held on Jan 18, 2022. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kashmir University on Monday deferred all the examination w.e.f January 18, 2022. The university has also mentioned that the new dates for the examination will be released sometime soon. “In view of the prevailing situation caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hereby notified for the information of all concerned that all the going and scheduled…

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In brazen violation of govt directions; Private schools fleece parents in name of ‘Annual Fee’

In brazen violation of govt directions; Private schools fleece parents in name of ‘Annual Fee’

Parents say they wonder what for they have to pay annual fee when kids are home since past two years; charging annual fee illegal, will act against such schools, says Fee Committee Despite repeated directions not to charge the annual fee, scores of private schools in the Kashmir division continue to fleece parents by charging the hefty amount. The KIF received several calls from those parents studying who complained of the issue. They said that the private school managements are taking the Government Fee Fixation Committee (GFFC) on a ride…

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Sensitive Content In Textbook: J&K admin directs action against publisher

Sensitive Content In Textbook: J&K admin directs action against publisher

Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Sunday said that the book “History and Civics” edition-2020 for class VII published by the Delhi-based publication has hurt the sentiments of people. Srinagar District Administration on Sunday directed police to take strict action against a Delhi-based publisher and a local distributor for circulating a class VII social studies book that allegedly carries the content of a sensitive nature. In its letter dated December 5 to Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar District Administration said, “Chief Education Office, Srinagar has informed this…

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Schools not to ‘Compel’ parents to purchase books, uniforms from ‘Particular Shop’: Warns DSEK

Schools not to ‘Compel’ parents to purchase books, uniforms from ‘Particular Shop’: Warns DSEK

Private schools ‘Force’ parents to pay the transport fee Director School Education Kashmir on Wednesday warned all private recognised schools with de-recognition and withdrawal of NOC for “compelling” parents for purchasing books or uniforms from any particular shop. “Again it has come into the notice of this Directorate that recognised Private schools are still indulging in selling books/uniforms in the school premises and even parents are being forced to purchase books from some specific private shops, besides the exercise of replacing existing books with the new one is becoming habitual…

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Admissions Disparities: Schools across Kashmir mocks at New Education Policy 2020

Admissions Disparities: Schools across Kashmir mocks at New Education Policy 2020

Will smoothly transition into new admission age norm next admission session: Director Education A year after the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) was framed and administrations of all states and union territories were directed to ensure that admission to schools was in accordance with it, J&K is yet to ensure conformity and uniformity in the age when a child is admitted in schools. This month a number of schools in Kashmir advertised admissions to their lower-most classes: Nursery or Kindergartens. However, there is a huge variation in the age of…

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Private schools flouting govt instructions: School Education Department

Private schools flouting govt instructions: School Education Department

The School Education Department (SED) Friday said the private schools in the Kashmir division are not ensuring full compliance with the various government orders issued from time to time. The department also said that the private schools were violating the government and Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) orders related to charging of tuition and transportation fee. In this regard, a circular was issued by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Friday. “The circular instructions were passed on November18, 2017 followed by another circular on July 14, 2018 with regard…

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Tough times ahead for learning

Tough times ahead for learning

Mir Mohmmad Gulzar The preceding year witnessed devastating effects of Coronavirus and all sectors of the economy were affected. Among other sectors, education systems around the world were severely hit. The schools were closed in March—2020 and remained closed throughout the year. This year the new wave began with a surge in late March in the COVID-19 pandemic at an alarming speed. The number of cases rises with every passing day and the number of cases reported in the last six weeks showed 20 fold increase. The second wave of…

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Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University reduces fees by 50 percent

The Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday slashed its fee for most academic programmes by up to 50 per cent and also launched the online admission process for various courses for the 2021 session. The announcement of slashing of fees was made by the Vice-Chancellor of the Rajouri-based university, Akbar Masood. “The online submission of application forms for admission to different academic programmes offered by the university will start from June 1, 2021,” the varsity said in a statement. The admission process was launched…

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Fee Controversy: Parents urge LG to direct schools to curtail monthly fee

While the government has imposed a strict lockdown for more than three weeks in view of surge in Covid-19 cases, the parents of those wards studying in private schools on Tuesday appealed the LG administration to issue directions to private schools to curtail the tuition and transportation fee. The parents told the news agency, that they have not earned a single penny during the ongoing and previous Covid-19 lockdown and can’t afford to pay the tuition fee and other charges. One of the parents Manzoor Ahmad, who have been working…

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As on-campus facilities remain closed, Schools must reduce fees: Supreme Court

As on-campus facilities remain closed, Schools must reduce fees - Supreme Court

While listening to a bunch of pleas by private unaided schools of Rajasthan against the state government’s order to forego 30 per cent of the tuition fee during the pandemic, the bench agreed that schools had to reduce the fees. Amid calls to slash school fees, Supreme Court has asked educational institutions to reduce fees as their running costs have come down with offline class and on-campus facilities remaining closed. Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that schools must be sensitive to the problems faced by people…

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