In a major development, nearly 8,000 school students in Kashmir division have shifted their admissions from private to government schools.
An official informed the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that in the ongoing mega enrollment campaign for academic session 2023-24, ‘nearly 8,000 students have migrated from private to government schools.’
“Such admissions include dozens of dropouts and Children with Special Need (CwSN) students,” he said.
The official added that till Friday late evening, more than 7,000 such cases were recorded. “As of now, there would be nearly 8,000 such cases wherein students have shifted admissions from private to government schools of Kashmir division.”
The official said that the enrollment drive was initially started for a period of ten days starting from March-15-2023. “However, it has been extended for five more days.”
“In a mass enrolment drive many students who were registered in private school have shifted their admissions in government institutions,” the official said.
It also said, “The government schools are likely to take a lead in admissions this year as in the past one week, hundreds of students enrolled in private schools have shifted their admission to government schools.”
The official said that most of the fresh admissions were of the Kindergarten and primary classes.
“From past few years, the department has been more focused on developing infrastructure and academics in Kashmir in order to provide quality education to the students,” the official said.
Pertinently, the School Education Department had ordered the heads of all government schools and teachers to start a door to door campaign from March-15 to enroll students in public schools.
Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Tassaduq Hussain Mir said this while announcing enrollment campaign for Academic Session 2023-24—(KNO)