Tiny harts school Srinagar is yet again in news for wrong doings as this time parents of students have alleged that the school is minting money from them and are torturing their wards by using rods and canes. A delegation of parents that visited KNS office said: “We want to draw the kind attention of Director School education Kashmir to inspect the tiny harts school so that he would realize the panic situation of the students in the school. There is all frustration in the school and nothing else,” The parents allege that there wards are facing innumerable problems. “The school is lacking all the basic facilities. The head of the tiny school is like a dictator. She is not capable of administrating the things. She does not allow any parent to enter in her office. Our grievances were never addressed by the school management from past many years. The head of the school always went on rampage when our children protest against the lack of facilities in the school,” patents claimed. The parents further said that despite their several complaints to the authorities they never paid any heed. “When will the authorities wake up?.Exorbitant fee structure in this school is breaking the backbone of the middle class families. Parents have become money-minting machines for such schools,” They said that the school has got very inexperienced faculties who only believe in beating and torturing the students using rods and cannas. “School has inadequate staff. The classes are being left unattended and when the idle students demand for teachers, they are being punished and rusticated for weeks together,” the parents alleged. They also alleged that whenever the parents try to enquire into the matter they are being demoralized and disrespected The parents threatened that if the authorities fail to mend the system of the school they will come on roads along with their children’s. It is to mention here that while the Education Department has failed to check the mushroom growth of private institution in J&K, it has issued recognition certificates to many such institutes which lack even basic facilities like playfields, toilets and proper classrooms—something that would make them fit for recognition. In Kashmir valley, according to reports there are 2453 private schools registered with the Education Department. Out of these schools, 796 are primary, 1046 middle, 543 High and 71 higher secondary. According to reports, a majority of these institutions run short of facilities, troubling the students who pay hefty amounts as fee for “better education.” According to the norms, every private school must have a managing committee representing the local community and the school shall function under the control and the directions of the committee. The members of the managing committee should not belong to a single family. The observers said that there is hardly a school in Kashmir fulfilling these requirements.
2015 Kashmir Despatch