The director school education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo on Monday said that the private schools which have been designated as exams centres for secondary and higher secondary classes are providing "worst" kind of facilities to the government school students appearing in the ongoing exams in these exam centres.
The DSEK was addressing the chief education officers and zonal education officers (ZEOs) in a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the class 10th to 12th students appearing in the exams.
"The problem is our CEOs and ZEOs are not in a position to tell them (private schools) that their system is working because of government. Worst accommodation has been offered to students of government schools by these private schools," he said, adding that the government schools have instead provided "first class" accommodation to the students of private schools.
"I want all ZEOs to ensure that all private schools provide good accommodation and other facilities to the government school students," he said, adding that any recommendation against private schools submitted by the concerned ZEO will be implemented.
"Parents have been complaining about poor facilities and if we will not respond to them it will have impact on career of students," he said.
Meanwhile, DSEK along with Principal State Institute of Education (SIE) on Monday inspected Green Valley Educational Institute (GVEI) directed to replace the whole supervisory staff in the schools and ordered that inspectors from government schools be appointed in the school instead of the Principal of the concerned private school. "The inspector was replaced on basis of the complaints received on our helpline," he said.
During exams the concerned head of the school (Government or Private) designated as exam centre, is appointed as inspector of that exam centre.
"I have ordered for action against the previous inspectors of the exam centres, who according to the report submitted by secretary JKBOSE, were not present in the examination centres during the inspection team of BOSE team," Itoo said.
He said the department is taking cognizance of the complainants registered on the helpline setup by the department.
"We received 1200 SMS, 800 WhatsApp messages and 300 calls. All were responded promptly," he said.