School heads ‘hiding’ data on actual enrolment in class 10th
Srinagar: The school education department has tightened its noose against the school heads for their failure to submit the data of class 9th and 10th students enrolled in their schools during the year 2017 and 2018.
The school heads have delayed the submission of data which has hindered the department action to ascertain the dropout rate of the students during the two years.
The Directorate of School Education Kashmir had earlier directed the school heads to submit the details of the students after it was revealed that the department had detained around 13000 students in class 10th exams this year.
To cross check the revelation the schools were asked to submit the data within two days after the class 10th results were declared by JK Board of School Education (BOSE) in last week of December.
The number of students who appeared in the annual 2018 class 10th exams was 55472 which was less at least by 13784 students from the 69256 students in 2017. Only 26089 students from government schools appeared in annual exams in 2018 as compared to 38944 in the 2017 session.
“All the heads of the schools are directed to submit the enrolment of previous two years to the department,” reads a circular which was issued by the directorate of school education Kashmir. However, the school heads are yet to submit the data to the concerned Chief Education Officers (CEOs).
“The zonal education officers are collecting the data from the schools but the figures have not been submitted to CEO offices,” an official said.
He said the CEOs have issued another circular to the school heads to expedite the process and submit the data to the CEO offices. The time bound circular have been issued by CEO Kupwara and CEO Baramulla wherein the school heads have been directed to expedite the process.
“Any further delay in submitting the data will invite departmental action as per rules,” reads the circular issued by CEO Kupwara and Baramulla.
Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo when contacted said the CEOs have sought a time of three days to submit the data to the department. “We are working on the issue,” Itoo said.