To a much surprise, in Jammu and Kashmir only 16 percent of the government schools have one teacher who is trained and equipped with the knowledge of computer and teaching through computer by different school category and management.
As per the Kashmir News Observer, in J&K excluding Leh and Kargil in Ladakh only 4552 schools were having at least one teacher trained in use of computers and teaching through computers by School Category and Management.
According to the School Education Department and Literacy, the maximum number of trained teachers in computer was in the department of education whereas 2693 such school teachers were registered.
The figures also revealed that recognized private unaided schools have 1781 trained teachers in use of computer and teaching through computer followed by 35 teachers in Kendriya Vidyalaya, 14 each in recognized Madrasa and unrecognized schools, 12 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, two in unrecognized Madrasa’s and one in government aided schools.
As per data, nearly 28,000 government and recognized private schools were functional in J&K. An official informed that there were nearly 65000 teachers posted in Kashmir region alone out of around 1.2 lakh teachers working in the department across J&K. An official further said that around 23,000 government schools are functional in J&K.