Don’t de-club the clubbed schools on your own: Authorities to CEOs

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Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Nov 21 : Authorities on Tuesday asked Chief Education Officers of (CEOs) of Jammu and Kashmir not to de-club the clubbed schools by their own.

Project Director, Samagra Shiksha J&K, Deep Raj in a communique said this while issuing the instructions for de-clubbing the clubbed institutions in the respective districts of the CEOs as per the feasibility and norms governing the field.

“It is to mention here that the Chief Education officers of some of the districts of UT have been requesting this office to grant them permission for de-clubbing the clubbed institutions shown in UDISE+ 2023-24 in their respective area of their jurisdictions,” Raj said.

The Project Director also said that the clubbing of the schools has been done as per the lists furnished by their offices after seeking necessary approval from the Administrative Department.

“All the Chief Education Officers are therefore enjoined upon not to make any de-clubbing of the clubbed schools at their own level which may invite action against such defaulting officers,” it reads.

The communique however said that in any such request of extreme exigency with full justification and background thereof may kindly be routed through Director School Education Jammu and Kashmir, so, that same is placed before Administrative Department for a decision on the matter as per merit of the case.

In the previous year, the School Education Department has said that it will merge nearly 800 government schools with low student enrollment.

It has also said that the merging of such schools is to be done in the backdrop of the disproportionate Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR).

The government had also said that the students of those schools that will be merged and will fall out of the catchment area would be given transportation charges of Rs 500 each month.

Pertinently, the School Education Department in the previous fiscal has said that it had identified more than 1200 such government schools that were having low enrollment of students—(KNO)

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