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SRINAGAR: The Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) called on the Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari seeking revocation of the partisan government order that requires local private schools to teach Board of School Education (BOSE) books whereas giving free choice to CBSE approved schools.
The association said that the order which has been approved previously needs to be looked into immediately as it has a potential to destroy entire local quality of education sector.
“A circular has been issued ordering all local Kashmiri private schools to teach the low quality BOSE books,” said Var, Chairman PSAK. “Ironically those so called high end CBSE schools have been left out of the order.
This is to benefit just these schools and the students studying at these places.”
The association said that the new order will benefit few schools and couple of thousand students from rich families only.
“Even government agrees that the BOSE books are of low quality and cannot compete with the modern world. So forcing such books, which have already destroyed government schools, on the private schools will be a certain road to doom,” said Var.
“Most of our schools are economy class but they never compromise on quality of education. It is due to their dedication and method of teaching that our education sector has produced so many gems,” he added.
“On one hand government is claiming to be promoting Kashmiri industry but on the other hand in education sector it is acting opposite to it,” said Var. “We appeal to the Education Minister to revoke the order to save the future of lakhs of Kashmiri students,” he added.
The association also said that conducting of examination for Class 5 to Class 8 by SIE is another conspiracy to strangulate the private schools.
“The only thing it will result is rise of corruption. The examination will become money minting machine for government officials,” he added.
The association asked the government to investigate why such orders are always enacted for Kashmiri schools. “We appeal the Education Minister to purge the department from such elements and it will be a huge service to the society,” the association said.
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