Director School Education Kashmir has granted approval to recognition & up gradation of 350 private schools. With an objective to ensure prompt disposal of all cases, DSEK has issued fresh instructions that no file shall remain pending with any officer & official beyond 24 hours without any justification.
The move to clear pending files of private schools within a record time was hailed by Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK). The Association said that with the fast working, the education sector is moving into a historic phase. A delegation of PSAK today met the DSEK and wherein they were informed of various education friendly measures taken by the department.
“It is for the first time that 350 files pertaining to affiliation, extension and upgradation of private schools was cleared in a record time,” said B A Shah PRO PSAK, who along with other officials met the DSEK today.
“All of the files were pending for some minor reasons. But as soon as the new dispensation in the department took office the entire work has been expedited”, Shah added.
The Association thanked the Chief Minister for personally taking interest in the welfare and progress of education sector. “It is the efforts of education department led by Minister Altaf Bukhari, Secretary Eductaion Er Farooq Shah and DSEK G N Itoo that the education department has been completely transformed,” said Shah.
The Association said that earlier the education sector was in complete distress as more than 150 private schools were closed during the last two years due to various policies of government which were not friendly to the education sector. “But now the scenario has completely changed and government is committed for equitable development of both private and government education sector,” said Shah.
The Association affirmed the commitment that quality of education will be upheld at any cost. They also assured the government that weaker section of society will be taken care in the schools under the social responsibility.
In another significant development to improve education system, Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Ittoo is all set to start a new programme “Ru-ba-Ru” (Face to Face) with the students in schools across Kashmir to encourage them to express their problems and voice their opinion in free and fair atmosphere.