Parental role is missing in Govt schools: Farooq Shah

Along with education minister, Shah also interacted with the students during a session, "Express Yourself".

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 22 2017 11:46PM | Updated Date: Aug 22 2017 11:46PM
Parental role is missing in Govt schools: Farooq ShahGK Photo

Expressing concern over the poor performance of government schools, secretary school education department Farooq Ahmad Shah on Tuesday appealed the parents to make government schools accountable so that they can become more efficient.

Along with education minister, Shah also interacted with the students during a session, "Express Yourself".

“Government school students have every facility available from government but the results are always poor as compared to private schools. Parents have to play a role in this as there is no culture of parent-teacher meeting in government schools which is a routine in private schools,” he said.

He said the teachers in government schools are highly qualified as compared to private school teachers and draw handsome salaries as well, but still the government schools lag behind.

Shah said private schools are part of the system and not “our competitors”.

“Even though government schools cater to a majority of rural areas but in cities and towns private schools cater to a larger student population and provide quality education to the youth,” Shah said.

He warned the schools heads of strict action if annual results in their institutions were below 50 percent.

“The school heads having above 90 percent results in class 10 and 12 will be rewarded,” he said.

Director school education Kashmir G N Itoo also spoke at the session.

Later, Bukhari distributed 40 all terrain mountain bikes among the 40 meritorious government school students of Srinagar district.

“The bikes were distributed among the 10th, 11th and 12th class students who scored above 75 percent marks in their class 10 exams,” Itoo said.