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No decision taken to re-open schools in JK: Govt

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College principals told to consult all stake holders on re-opening

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JAMMU: The Government Wednesday said that said that it has not taken any decision to re-open the schools on June 15 in Jammu and Kashmir.
This was stated by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma, who is also in charge of School Education Department.
He, however, said that instructions have been issued to schools to ensure sanitization of school premises in view of Covid-19 across J&K.
Meanwhile, authorities in the Union Territory have asked all college principals to consult all stake holders and get feedback from them about the re-opening of educational institutions in the UT.
Director of colleges higher education department while taking cognizance of the order of the Union government that state government or UT administration must hold consultations at the institution level with parents, students and other stake holders, college principals have been asked to submit report with their recommendation to the respective nodal principals latest by 5th June.
As per the order, the respective nodal principals shall prepare a brief one page report on the basis of the reports received from the principals of their respective divisions within 6th of June for further consolidation and onward presentation to the administration department.
The order states that the decision about the opening of the educational institutions will be taken after wider consultation with all stakeholders at institution level.
“The decision will be taken after a wider consultation at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders,” reads the order issued by director of colleges, higher education department
“Accordingly all college principals are requested to enter into wider consultations at their respective institutional level with students, parents and other stakeholders and submit a report with their recommendation to the respective nodal principals latest by 5th of June 2020,” order further reads.


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