Over 30 unregistered coaching centres sealed in last 15-day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 16 Over 30 unregistered coaching centres have been sealed in the first fortnight of this month in Kashmir valley, where 1.15 lakh students are enrolled for winter tuitions in government schools.
Meanwhile, around 1000 aspirants are undergoing coaching for various competitive examinations under CM’s Super-50 Coaching Programme in the valley.
Officials said the coaching centres were sealed by the authorities as they were operating in violation of norms laid by the government.
They said unregistered coaching centre sealed, include 18 in central Kashmir district of Budgam, three in Ganderbal, five in north Kashmir’s Baramulla and two in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
However, they said the Education Department’s inimitable initiatives of winter tuitions have already started making a tangible mark in the State’s fast-transforming academic scenario.
Meanwhile, Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, who is the brain behind these initiatives, said they are proving to be a turning point in the state’s academic history with even the concept of winter vacations having become an outdated practice now.
He said it is for the first time that hundreds of schools in the State are not only fully functional during winters, but are buzzing with academic and co-curricular activities.
Under the multifarious academic and co-curricular winter activities, the Education Department is simultaneously and successfully running three academic-advancement and personality development programmes for the students free of cost.
These programmes include Winter Tuitions, CM’s Super-50 Coaching Classes and Special Winter Camps.
While 1.15 lakh students are enrolled for winter tuitions in government schools, around 1000 students are undergoing coaching for various competitive examinations under CM’s Super-50 Coaching Programme.
Similarly, hundreds of students’ upto Class 7th are also enrolled in Special Winter Camps where besides tuitions, extracurricular activities are going on simultaneously.