Save few, schools keep a date with students

Save few, schools keep a date with students

All the government and private educational institutions remained closed for over four months in Kashmir in the obtaining unrest that broke out post-killing of Burhan Wani on July 8.

After remaining closed for over four months, the educational institutions in Kashmir were today abuzz with students joining their mates with hugs and greetings. 

The school buses were seen ferrying children to their schools. However, in majority of government run schools the student attendance was negligible, while the missionary schools and Delhi Public School (DPS) Athwajan remained closed.

On Saturday, the joint resistance group had announced full day relaxation in their weekly calendar.

The functionaries on DPS Budgam said the school was “kept open” for students without service of school buses. “We didn’t send our school buses to students. Some students were dropped by their parents in the school,” the school officials said.

President Kashmir Private School Association (KPSA) G N Var said all the private schools remained open marking a good attendance of students. “There was no class work today but there was an interaction session with the students to assess their learning levels. It was a brain storming session with students as they joined schools after four months,” Var said.

All the government and private educational institutions remained closed for over four months in Kashmir in the obtaining unrest that broke out post-killing of Burhan Wani on July 8.

Meanwhile, the government schools almost witnessed zero attendance despite the availability of teachers in schools.

The students in rural areas however were seen approaching towards schools to resume their class work after a four month long break.

Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, however, said the attendance in government schools “improved” as compared to other days.

“There was an improvement in attendance in schools. Students attended classes in Pulwama and Srinagar as well. Our schools are open for students and teachers are already available in their respective institutions,” Bhat said.