67% literacy rate in J&K, Govt taking steps for 100% literacy: Edu Secretary

67% literacy rate in J&K, Govt taking steps for 100% literacy: Edu Secretary

Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, on Friday said 67 percent of Jammu and Kashmir’s population is presently literate and the government has taken “all adequate steps” to upgrade the education standard to further increase the literacy rate. Shah said...
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This time no cut in board syllabus, exams likely to held in Oct or Nov

This time no cut in board syllabus, exams likely to held in Oct or Nov

The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to hold the annual exams of Classes X and XII in October-end or first week of November. However, this time there will be no relaxation in the syllabus unlike...
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Lighter school bags for students govt sets up panel

Lighter school bags for students govt sets up panel

The J&K Government has constituted a committee of experts to suggest steps to reduce the weight of schoolbags of students. In an order issued by the Secretary of School Education Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, the government has constituted a four-member.....
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Hold extra classes to complete syllabus: Edu Dept to schools

Hold extra classes to complete syllabus: Edu Dept to schools

The Education Department has instructed all Valley schools to hold extra classes and complete the syllabus on time so as to compensate for the academic losses faced by the students in the past six months. Acknowledging that much of the...
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100 Open-sky schools in Jammu to get buildings

100 Open-sky schools in Jammu to get buildings

Students in remote areas of the district face hardships due to lack of proper infrastructure at open-sky schools, which functioning without buildings and often face closure due to bad weather. Nearly 100 open-sky schools in Jammu district, which often face...
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All edu institutions across valley to remain closed today

All edu institutions across valley to remain closed today

All educational institutions from primary upto higher secondary schools shall remain closed across Kashmir on Monday. Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo said, “The decision to close down all educational institutions from primary upto higher secondar...
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Rajasthan university shuts hostel door on 250 J&K students

Rajasthan university shuts hostel door on 250 J&K students

About 250 Kashmiri students of Jaipur’s Suresh Gyan Vihar University (SGVU) are pleading every Muslim house in the city for help after being shunted out of their hostel. The students are forced to suffer this ordeal because the university reportedly...
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Colleges, Varsities remain shut to prevent protests

Schools, colleges and universities remained closed in the Valley today to prevent protests by students following the killing of Lashkar commander Abu Dujana and his associate in Pulwama on Tuesday. The government had announced the closure of all educational in...
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Jaipur varsity stops hostel facility for J&K students: No funds

Jaipur varsity stops hostel facility for J&K students: No funds

A disappointing incident happened with youth of Jammu and Kashmir studying in Rajasthan as students enrolled at Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, were barred from hostel facility. The letter, issued by Deputy Registrar of the university to students of J&am...
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Education sector remains in tumult in Kashmir

Education sector remains in tumult in Kashmir

Looking back at the past 12 months, the education sector in the Valley remained on the edge, with frequent protests, shutdowns and curfews, forcing the closure of schools for months together. After Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s death on July 8...
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