Restrictions, Hurriyat strike affected school attendance: DSE
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 13: Despite strike by the employees and shutdown call by the Hurriyat Conference (G), government claimed that teachers attended their duties in most of the schools while the attendance of the students was less due to the general strike.
“There was good attendance and teachers were present in almost all the schools. But in some schools where restrictions under section 144 were in place, attendance was less,” Director School Education Kashmir, Shagufta Parveen told Greater Kashmir.
Asked whether students were also present in the schools, she said, “Because transport was off the roads due to general strike attendance of students was less.”
However, the Chief Education Officer Ganderbal, Shabir Ahmad, told Greater Kashmir that only contractual and Rehber-e-Taleem teachers were present in various schools of his district.
“Most of the permanent teachers were absent during my visit to different educational institutions in Kangan, Lar and Tulmulla Zones on Monday,” he said.
Reports said that schools were open in various parts of the Valley from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm as announced by the Joint Consultative Committee, spearheading the employees’ strike, on Monday.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal visited Public Health Engineering office, District Institute of Educational Training, Chief Education Office, Agriculture office, Middle School Dobipora and Higher Secondary School Nunner in Tehsil Ganderbal and Primary Health Center Wussan, Zonal Educational Office Kangan, Zonal Educational Office Hariganiwan in Tehsil Kangan.
However, no suspensions were made, as according to the DC everything was found satisfactory.
“Some employees were found absent in Higher Secondary Kangan and Boys Middle School Kangan, Action will be taken against them,” DC Ganderbal, Sayed Iftikhar Hussain Bari, told GK.
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Peerzada Muhammad Sayed has directed all the lecturers, masters, teachers and other employees of the Education Department to strictly adhere to the school timing ordered by the Director Education, Kashmir and Jammu.
He said, as per the orders already issued by the government, the timing of city schools is from 9 am to 3 pm and rural schools from 10 am to 4 pm. He further said the orders of the High Court will be implemented in letter and spirit.
(With inputs from Sheik Nazir from Ganderbal)
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