Kashmir schools back to action

Muddasir Bhat

 JK News Today

 

Srinagar, November 22

Schools in Kashmir are back in action . They  have started advertising  admission  notices in newspapers  clearly indicating that they intend to keep their institutes open in the coming  months throughout winters.

The school managements through admission seeking advertisements  have  listed the schedule of the admissions and other details , which was  unthinkable  just few weeks ago because  of the Valley-wide unrest triggered  by the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen commander Burhan  Wani in early July this year.

Most of these advertisements have been published in Jammu and Kashmir’s leading newspaper, “ Greater Kashmir.”

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The Cambridge School has placed an advertisement seeking  application for teachers from female candidates listing the  qualification requirements, while CASET/ Walden school has notified  admission process.

More and more schools are coming forth with such advertisements. Others are busy in  completing the admission process. This holds a promise that the education continues to be a priority in the Valley  . The schools, parents and teachers and civil society are concerned over loss of studies of students due to the violent effect of the  unrest on schools.

Separatists have admitted that they were under pressure to  exempt schools from their agitation calendars.  This pressure has brought a drastic change in their attitude from “ formal education under “ occupation” holds no meaning,” to the change  reflected now that , “ we are not against the education. No one can be against education.”

Already last weekend has witnessed  high rush of students to schools, and  this  opening of schools after over four months was preceded by the examination to class X and XII examinations. There  is a hope and confidence lurking in the air that schools may be soon back to action.

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