DSEK fails to regulate coaching facilities in winter tutorial centres
Srinagar: The winter tutorials started by the directorate of school education department has turned out to be flop show as the permanent faculty tasked to teach in the tuition centres have failed to report to the centres leaving students to fend for themselves.
The Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Hardpunzoo in Budgam district has recommended action against the permanent faculty for not abiding the department’s instructions.
“These teachers have failed to report to the winter tutorials set up by the department from class 6th to 10th. The list is submitted for further action against the permanent faculty of the department as per rules,” reads a letter submitted to Chief Education Officer (CEO) Budgam.
The ZEO has enlisted names of more than a dozen teachers for action by the department. The department earlier had directed the permanent teachers to take classes at winter tutorials and it was decided that earned leave will be provided to these permanent faculty members as per the standing norms of the department.
“But the teachers didn’t report to these centres due to which there are crises at these centres. The students are suffering due to the mismanagement of the department,” an official said.
Also, students in Ganderbal district have already staged protests against the non-availability of the winter tutorials in their schools due to which they are forced to opt for winter tuition.
These developments have contradicted the statement of the directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) wherein it is stated that there is no disruption in the winter tutorials.
“There was no inconvenience to the students enrolled in winter tutorials. The field officers are sensitized well in advance to ensure the hassle free continuity of free coaching in winter tutorial centres,” reads a statement issued by the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo.
As per reliable sources, the DSEK was rebuked by the administrative department for its failure to run these centres smoothly as was happening during the past years.
“Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganai and secretary education Ajit Kumar Sahu are disappointed with the ground situation,” a source said.
DSEK G N IToo when contacted claimed that all the winter tutorials are running smoothly throughout Valley.
“There can be few vicinities where students may be facing some issues but we will address those issues on priority,” Itoo said.