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J&K government begins process to merge schools with inadequate enrollment

Last Updated on December 29, 2021 at 11:40 am

In an important move, Jammu and Kashmir government has asked for the details of schools with inadequate and limited enrollment of the students. Recently, J&K government decided to rationalize over 2000 schools those having low enrollment of students.

In a recent communication passed Director of School Education of Kashmir and Jammu and Project Director, Samagra Shiksha has sought them to provide details of government-run-schools with inadequate enrollment and vacate the premises to merge school to balance the teacher pupil ratio.

Deputy Director for Planning Development and Monitoring has said that in a meeting of committee of secretaries headed by Chief Secretary of J&K Arun Kumar Mehta on December-1 regarding the schools with inadequate enrollment.

The official informed that the details regarding low enrolment shall be submitted of all government primary schools with enrollment less than 10 students. Communication read that all government and upper primary and middle schools with enrolment less than 30 students and all the government high schools with enrolment less than 70 enrolments.

The department has prepared a format to collect the details of all these schools.

“The requisite information complete in all respects as per devised formats already provided should reach to the Administrative Department without fail,” the document reads.

This step has been taken after the government found schools operating with inappropriate Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) and having a low enrollment of students but surplus staff posted at these institutions.