Srinagar, Nov 3: In Jammu and Kashmir, nearly 5000 government schools located in remote and hilly terrains have infrastructural gaps.
The ‘JK Vision document 2047’ reveals that, “Infrastructure gaps exist in 5000 schools located in remote and hilly terrain.”
Planning Department and Monitoring Department in the proposed vision has further revealed, “Considerable chunk of human resource is not skilled in the art of teaching, Over 36000 ReTs or RReTs are not possessing desired level of qualification have been regularised.”
Stating the further weaknesses, the department has said, “Development works get delayed due to hilly terrain and Climatic Conditions-snow bound areas.”
The documents also reveal that at least 1,67,106 teachers for 27.18 lakh students, i.e. one teacher for 16 students on an average are available in the region.
“Pupil teacher ratio in J&K is well within the prescribed national norms and In case of government Schools, it is 1:14,” it reads.
According to the 2047 vision document, currently an adequate number of schools, almost 28,805 for 27.18 lakh students, i.e. one school for 94 students on an average are available in Jammu and Kashmir.
“With a network of 28,805 schools, at least 23,117 government and 5,688 other management and total enrolment of over 27.18 lakh students from Pre-Primary to class XII, the School Education Department plays a vital role in the economy as well as in the overall development of the Union Territory of J&K,” it reads.