Jammu, July 22: The turmoil in the valley has set some new precedents in the schools of winter capital. Students and professionals from Kashmir travel to various parts of the country and abroad for education and work but due to constant uncertainty in the valley, private educational institutes in Jammu have seen admission requests from the Kashmir region every year.
The repeating instances of trouble in the valley has pushed many families this year to send their children for education in private schools in the winter capital.
According to the management of various private schools in Jammu, a majority of admissions were made at the higher secondary-level with admission inquiries coming in still.
According to a report in The Tribune, “In the previous academic session, many students from the Kashmir valley were enrolled,” claimed Gambhir Charak, Director, Dogra Higher Secondary School, Shastri Nagar.
“As far as admissions of students from the Valley in this session, there are only three students admitted at the higher secondary-level. However, such cases are on the rise in Jammu-based schools,” he added.
“Providing safe environment for studies to their wards is what all parents want and that perhaps is one of the main reasons behind their move to admit their wards to Jammu schools so that their academic career is not spoiled in the turmoil in the Kashmir region,” the school director said.
“Admissions are now being given to students from the Kashmir valley in Jammu-based schools,” said Ravinder, owner of Shastri Memorial Higher Secondary School, a private institute.
“There is no exact figure available about how many admissions of such students have been made in the academic session 2016-17. In the 2015-16 session, a good number of students from Kashmir had taken admission,” he added.
“Interestingly, the schools where the students have taken admission are mostly located in the Jammu city,” said Mukesh, owner of a private school in Jammu.