Jammu & Kashmir

JK Admin seeks details of Govt schools with low enrolment, mulls to vacate such premises

Students attend class in Kashmir. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has sought details of schools with low enrolment to ‘vacate such premises in order to merge the schools’ to streamline the Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR).

The administration in a communiqué issued to the Director of School Education of Kashmir and Jammu and Project Director, Samagra Shiksha has asked them to provide details of government-run schools with low enrolment.

Deputy Director for Planning Development and Monitoring has said, “The decisions taken in Committee of Secretaries (COS) meeting headed by Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Arun Kumar Mehta on December-1 regarding the schools with low enrollment and as desired by the higher authorities, I am directed to convey that the expected criteria for proposing the vacating of school buildings due to likely merger of schools with low enrolment may be taken.”

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