To make up for 2019 academic loss: Govt sets up winter camps for students
Srinagar Jan 1:
Waking up to the academic loss of the students, Jammu and Kashmir government
has started winter camps in all the districts of the valley to make up for 2019
Post August 5,
students lost more than 150 days of classwork in the academic calendar. There
are 250 days in the academic calendar in Kashmir. Of which 100 days of
classwork have been lost due to the prevailing situation
To mitigate educational deficiencies,
government has started winter tutorials for students in collaboration with
Delhi based NGO Pratham Education Foundation in all zones.
“Ten winter camps
have been started in each zone of a district for 3rd standard to 7th standard,”
said an official of the Education Department.
He however said
winter tutorials for class 8th to 12th have been established as per the demand
of the area. “It is to encourage group learning in schools and communities. It
is also aimed at increasing confidence level among the children and hone their
presentation and speaking skills,” he said.
of Directorate of School Education accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveals that
Rs 300 is charged as one time heating allowance from each student of 8th to
12th classes and Rs 200 is charged from each student of class 7th and below.
“The timing for these camps is 11 am to 3 pm every day ,” it says
Gulab Bagh, Nishat, Batamaloo, Hawal and Rainawari are the zones in Srinagar
where winter camps have been started.
Senior Officer at the office of Chief Education Officer said Srinagar district
has eight zones where 80 camps has been setup. “Good number of students has
come up in all the camps,” he said
Bhat, in-charge CEO of Ganderbal said in four zones of the district, 40 winter
camps have been started for Class 3rd to 8th from December 28. “In each camp we have enrolled around 150 to
200 students and admission process is still going on. In just three days more than
4000 students enrolled for the winter camps,” he said
Bhat said that 23
winter tutorials for class 8th to 12th are also functional in Ganderbal where
good number of students has been enrolled.
CEO Budgam said around 130 winter camps have been started in 13 zones of the
district and around 150-200 students are enrolled in each camp.
said, three winter tutorial for classes 8th to 12th have been set up in each
zone and admission process is going on.