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Teachers in dilemma over attendance in schools across J&K

Last Updated on August 18, 2021 at 6:09 pm

There is confusion among teachers of schools in Jammu and Kashmir regarding attendance after an order by State Executive Committee (SEC) on August 15.

The confusion prevails over the attendance as the department has not cleared the ambiguity over the physical attendance of teachers in schools.

On August 15, the State Executive Committee of the Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstructions after taking review of the prevailing Covid-19 situation ordered that all the educational institutions would continue to remain closed till further orders.

The government order said that all schools and higher educational institutions including coaching centers would continue to remain closed for onsite or in-person teaching till further orders.

The order also read that the educational institutions were permitted to seek personal attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes.

A teacher told Greater Kashmir, “Some CEOs are implementing the Education department order issued on August 2 while some CEOs are implementing the order issued by the SEC on August 15. There is no clarity,” a teacher said.

Director School Education Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir told the newspaper that the order issued by the SEC on August 15 had been communicated to all CEOs. “No other order has to be implemented in schools. Those who do not understand the language used in the government order should resign,” he said.