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Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday ordered the closure of Government Higher Secondary School Hardapanzoo located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, for the next five days after at least nine girl students tested positive for the COVID. An official said that in the ongoing mass testing of students and staff being conducted at Higher Secondary Hardapanzoo Budgam, nine students have been found to have contracted the virus so far, adding that testing is on. Meanwhile, CEO Budgam…

Srinagar: Amid rumours of closing the schools in Kashmir in view of rise in COVID cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday clarified that there was no such plan or proposal and that the educational institutions were functioning smoothly across the region. Officials from the administration announced that COVID vaccination doses among the students and staff will be given as per the national policy. Top officials of the School Education Department Kashmir News Observer…

Kupwara: The authorities on Tuesday ordered the closure of schools up to the middle standard for a day in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district due to inclement weather conditions. As per a statement, Chief Education Officer Kupwara, Abdul Hamid Fani said that all the schools up to middle standard shall remain closed for today keeping in view the inclement weather conditions and for the safety of students. “This is as per directions of DC Kupwara”, the…

Srinagar: The School Education Department on Monday said that some educational institutions in Kashmir while providing transport facility to the students were not following COVID Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) properly. The news agency Kashmir News Observer has learnt that the School Education Department has issued a circular in this regard and has directed all educational institutions to ensure all SOPs are being followed. “The schools in Kashmir division have already started functioning after winter vacations…

Srinagar: After qualifying MSc in Information Technology, Naveed Ahamd has been receiving a salary of Rs 300 per month as a Contingent Paid Worker (CPW) in education department of Kashmir. 35-year-old Ahmad was appointed as CPW in 2003 and since then he has been doing odd jobs in the education department to be paid just Rs 300 every month. “I am ashamed to tell you about my salary and every time I feel humiliation when…

Srinagar: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled today (December 29) will be held as per schedule. “However if some candidates are not able to appear due to snowfall, their examination will be conducted later on, separately,” Controller of Examination Dr M Y Bhat said in a statement. Pertinently, light snow lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Valley today even sub-zero temperatures were recorded overnight in most places across the Kashmir Valley. Amid heavy cloud cover,…

Qazigund: An orphan from Qazigund belt of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday bagged first position in accounts assistant, Panchayat exams conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB). Abdul Shakoor Itoo,24, who belongs to Damjan village, ranked Ist in the open merit by scoring 107.25 points. He said that after securing first position in JK, he feels confident to crack any exams now and will try his luck in other prestigious exams as well.…

Srinagar: The administration on Thursday constituted a five-member committee for instituting best teacher award in schools, colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir. In an order a copy, the administration accorded sanction to constitute the 5-member committee for instituting the best teacher award across Jammu and Kashmir. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Committee for examining the proposal regarding instituting Best Teacher Awards for Teachers/teaching faculty in Schools/Colleges/Universities in the UT of…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department on Thursday announced winter vacation for Government Degree Colleges (GDCs) in Kashmir and in winter zones of Jammu. As per an order issued by Talat Parvez Rohella (Commissioner Secretary, Government HeD), all the GDCs in Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu would observe winter vacation from December 28 to February 14, 2021. Also, the degree colleges falling in summer zones of Jammu would observe winter vacation from…

Anantnag: Taking action for “violating” the government norms, District Magistrate Anantnag on Saturday sealed and penalized the Oxford Presentation High School K P Road Anantnag and reiterated to the other institutions of the district to not deviate from the government orders. In an order copy, accessed by Free Press Kashmir, Chief Education Officer, Anantnag vide letter number CEO/A/IMW, 25064-67, dated 28, 11, 2020, stated that “acting on a complaint, today a team led by him…