Jammu, August 7: Chief Education Officer (CEO), Jammu has directed all the government educational institutions in Jammu to conduct extra evening classes in order to compensate for the loss of studies during six days of Jammu Bandh.
The directions were given to all Government middle, secondary and higher secondary schools to conduct extra evening classes from 4 to 7 pm for classes 1st to XIIth to cover the lost syllabus.
The government schools would conduct additional classes for students of Class I to XII. Students of private schools could also attend them to cover their syllabus. “As far as academic loss is concerned in the six-day-long Jammu bandh, not much harm was really done, despite the fact that there was thin attendance in schools, both government and private. But we want to ensure that whatever loss has been suffered is covered. The new academic session had just started after the admission process was completed during summer vacations in June-July,” the CEO, JK Sudan said.
As far as higher classes is concerned there is no major loss of studies since most of the classes commenced in the first week of August.
“The classes in various departments start in the first week of August after the admission process. There was thin attendance of students in all departments of the varsity, but not much harm has been done in academics during the Jammu bandh,” Prof Keshav Sharma, Registrar, University of Jammu (JU) said.
Prof Satinder Singh, Principal, GGM Science College and Nodal Principal of all city degree colleges, has similar views regarding academic loss. “Yes, there was thin attendance of students during the Jammu bandh, but the academic loss is hardly 3 to 4 per cent. The colleges are not going to conduct additional classes, but we will review the progress after the completion of the semester. If the need arises we will do whatever is required to cover the academic loss.”