Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, April 4: The school education department has decided to strike off a student’s name from rolls on staying away from classes for seven consecutive days.
Officials said that a meeting was held at the Directorate of school education here, during which the menace of “bogus admissions” was discussed.
“Several students secure admission in government schools but do not attend the school and rather go for private coaching. These students never attend the school physically and use government schools as registration centres,” officials said at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Shah Faesal said the issue has been discussed and the all Principals have been directed to ensure physical presence of students who are officially on rolls.
“Principals will be responsible to ensure the physical presence of the students enrolled in the institutions,” he said, adding that action will be initiated against the school heads where any “bogus admission” is identified.
Interestingly the department had ordered for installation of Biometric attendance system in all the High and Higher Secondary schools by March 31. “All the schools have not yet introduced the biometric attendance system for one or the other reason,” officials said.
After seven days the concerned heads should issue a notice to parents and terminate the students if their response is not found satisfactory, he added.
“Laboratories in all the schools should remain active for whole day and practical classes should be included in the forenoon as well,” DSE-K has said in the meeting.