Srinagar, Dec 21: The education authorities in Srinagar district have decided to exclusively utilise the services of Zonal Resource Persons (ZRPs) and Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs) for the ongoing enrollment drive.
The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has started the enrollment drive in order to increase the student population in the government schools.
The department claims to have registered 84469 new admissions in government schools in which Srinagar has registered around 1900 new admissions which is lowest among all the districts.
The Srinagar district has registered 2035 admissions against the target of 7200 admission set for the ongoing enrollment drive. These new admissions also include 67 school dropouts of the districts.
Owing to the lowest number of admissions registered the Chief Education Officer (CEO) has directed all the Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) to assign the job of enrolment drive to ZRPs and CRPs.
“You are further directed not to engage ZRPs and CRPs in any other assignment other than enrolment drive till further orders,” the order reads
The instructions have been issued in light of the direction of the DSEK to enhance the enrolment in government schools by way of enrolment drive.
Notably, the ZRPs and CRPs are a lot of trained teachers deputed in different zones and are assigned to provide the academic assistance to the teachers in schools.
However, over the years the department has been utilizing the services of these resource persons in manning various non-teaching assignments.
The services of these resource persons are assigned different clerical jobs in zonal offices thus puncturing the motive behind posting of these trained teachers in zones.
“Now the Resource persons will completely be associated with enrollment drive by way of which their services will be utilized in schools and will prove fruitful for overall functioning of the schools,” an official said.