Student enrolment decreases in JK schools, GoI says focus needed on priority

Students attending class in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, the government-run schools have recorded a dip in enrolment at both elementary and secondary levels by nearly two percent in one academic year, the Government of India (GoI) said.

The Ministry of Education (MoE) for GoI has said asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration that the enrolment at elementary as well as at secondary and higher secondary level needs to be focused on priority.

According to the official figures, the enrolment has “decreased by 0.2 lakh at Primary level, 0.1 lakh at Upper Primary level resulting in a decrease of 0.34 lakh enrolment at Elementary level.”

It reveals that the decreased level of the student enrolment is 0.07 Lakh at secondary level and 0.04 lakh at higher secondary level.

The GoI had also said that the authorities from Jammu and Kashmir require inclusive planning to improve enrolment through effective measures.

Besides, the MoE has said that School Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir has expedited with 930, 5 Kilo-watts hybrid out of 1418 and 602, 1 Kilo-watts offline out of 809 Solar Power Panels that were successfully installed in the designated schools during the year 2020-21.

It also reveals that an online portal was also developed for monitoring of the implementation of Vocational Education in all the approved schools of JK and the e-inauguration was done by Lieutenant Governor.

The GoI also said that all the institutions that were funded through Samagra Shiksha which includes two directorates of School Education, 20 Chief Educational Offices (CEO) offices, 20 District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs), 188 Educational Zones and in the meantime, 23,112 schools have were registered on Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and the funds are presently being operated through PFMS.


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