Govt schools record hike in enrollment by over 19 Percent in current academic year

Govt schools record hike in enrollment by over 19 Percent in current academic year


Govt schools record hike in enrollment by over 19 Percent in current academic year


Srinagar, May 28 : In the ongoing academic year, the government-run-schools of all districts of Kashmir valley have recorded an increase in student enrolment by more than 19 percent. According to official figures there is an increase of student enrolment by 19.02 percent in 2022.

According to the figures maintained by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), a total of 1,18,176 new admissions were recorded by the department in the recently concluded mass enrollment drive. The figures reveal that the highest percentage of new admissions was recorded in south.

Kashmir’s Kulgam district wherein the student enrolment has increased by 22.79 percent. “Before the enrollment drive, there were a total of 44,559 students enrolled in government-run-schools. 

However, after the drive, the district has recorded new 10,156 admissions,” it reads. Similarly, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the department officials said that there was a hike in student enrolment by 21.78 percent. The district has also witnessed 19,436 new admissions in this academic session. 

Likewise, the north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has recorded increase of student enrolment by 20.07 percent followed by central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district with 19.81 percent, frontier district Kupwara with 19.67 percent, central Kashmir’s Budgam district with 19.59 percent, Baramulla with 19.49 percent, Shopian with 16.46 percent, Pulwama with 12.81 percent and Srinagar with 10.46 percent. Earlier, this month, Rising Kashmir reported about the migration of more than 28,000 students from private institutions to government schools.

According to the official figures, at least 28,295 students have withdrawn admission from the private schools and Madrasas to get admissions in government schools of Kashmir valley. (RisingKashmir) 

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