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Bizarre things do happen even today!
11/21/2017 10:54:38 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Nov 21: The state where more than 80 percent of schools are without electricity and 75 percent of schools with no computer facility available, it becomes ironic how Jammu and Kashmir as secured 2nd rank in education sector in 'State of the States' ranking this week.
The topic remained abuzz on social media here with netziens in unison questioning how the award has been accorded to state's education sector without ascertaining the situation on ground.
Though the state authorities are busy patting their backs for what they term as a "remarkable achievement", they have perhaps become ostriches- unaware about the ground beneath them. The government has been eulogizing it self for achieving such worthy milestone and have stated that the findings have made the critics to eat humble pie.
The reality!
In the government schools of the Jammu region there are hundreds of schools which have no libraries, no laboratories and there are 19273 schools wherein toilet facility, Drinking water, government building or compound walling is missing. Such figures while unmasking the tall claims of the state authorities over ensuring betterment in state's education sector have once again proved how Jammu schools are being neglected and forgotten. Children in these schoolsare being denied the quality education, hence bellying the claims of advanced system of learning and teaching.
Furthermore, Jammu region has 762 schools without the library facility available for children. At a time when the government claims of ensuring betterment in sports infrastructure in schools, asking children to actively take part in extra- co curricular activities, there are more than five thousand schools in Jammu region of the state have no play grounds. 105 schools in the region are functioning without Headmasters or Principals. 1257 schools in Jammu have no subject teachers.
And finally, there are 683 schools in JK which have recorded less than 30 percent of the result. Again of out of these 683 schools, 476 which are around 70 percent in total, are in Jammuregion of the state. "Several times such an issue has come to fore but there are unknown reasons why government is acting as a mute spectator or it is not acting at all," says a senior official in education department.
Besides the departmental survey, a study done by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has also revealed that nearly 80 percent of the schools in the JK are without electricity connections. Little so far has been done to put lid over such crises and while the government was ought to take remedial measures sans any delay, it is raising concern over why the department isn't functioning in a digital mode.
In the study, ASSOCHAM has listed 10 states with poor electricity supply in schools. The Jammu and Kashmir ranks fourth. The states topping the list include Bihar, with just 8.1% of schools having electricity, and Jharkhand (12.0 %) and Assam (15.9%). There are as many as 6000 schools in the state without electricity. The survey has also revealed that 75 percent of schools have no computer labs.
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