Govt to review merger, closure of schools with low enrollment

Govt to review merger, closure of schools with low enrollment


Govt to review merger, closure of schools with low enrollment


CEOs asked to submit staff details after LG's directions



Srinagar : The J&K government is all set to review the merger of government schools having meager or zero enrollment of students.

In this regard, a high-level meeting is scheduled on Monday morning at Civil Secretariat Jammu which will be chaired by the Principal Secretary to Government School Education Department (SED) Bishwajit Kumar Singh to review the merger of schools with low enrollment.

The meeting will be attended by the Director School Education Jammu, Director, School Education Kashmir through video conference form Kashmir, Project Director Samagra Shiksha J&K, Director Finance SED, Joint Director Planning SED and all Chief Education Officers (CEOs).

An official said a decision will be made to merge primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools having low enrollment while the students of these schools will be shifted to nearby schools. “The services of the teaching staff will be utilised in schools as per the requirement,” the official said.

Also, the office of the J&K Lieutenant Governor has also sought details of the staff strength and enrollment of the students in primary and middle schools.

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