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.”
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.