The government Monday said that heating facilities for students and staff will be provided in a phased manner from November-15.
Director of School Education (DSEK), Tasaduq Hussain Mir said, “As per the government directives, heating services in Kashmir start functioning after November-15.”
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, he said, “Wherever we will feel that there shall be a heating arrangement for the students and the staff members, we will provide them heating facilities in a gradual way from November 15.”
“In Kashmir valley, we have nearly 11,000 schools. We will provide heating facilities to all of them in a phased manner but as of now wherever the facilities are immediately required, the respective Head of the Institutions (HoI) will provide heating facilities to students and the staff,” Mir said.
Besides the heating facilities, the director said, “As per the New Education Policy, the department has started KGs which are very child-friendly. We are also trying to overcome the rot learning method and provide students a play-way method so that students will actually be involved in the studies.”
Some of the teachers at government-run-schools and recognized private schools of Kashmir who say that most of the middle and primary government schools san the basic facilities. One of the teachers said, “There were no heating facilities or arrangements in most middle and primary schools. They don’t have benches and matting facilities.”