‘Order directing teachers to escort students not valid’

If Any Such Order Has Been Issued At Any Level, It Stands Cancelled: Farooq Shah

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 19 2017 11:43PM | Updated Date: Oct 19 2017 11:43PM
‘Order directing teachers to escort students not valid’

The Jammu and Kashmir government has withdrawn its order directing school heads to depute teachers with students to their exam centres.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, secretary school education department Farooq Ahmad Shah said, “There is no such order which is valid. And, if any such order has been issued at any level, it stands cancelled."

He threatened strict action against the officials “who will issue such orders at their own level.”

Interestingly, an order/circular was issued by some principals of District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) directing school heads to depute a teacher for escorting upper primary class students appearing in annual exams, which commenced on October 16.

In their circular, DIET principals, who monitor the annual exams for classes 5 to 7, had directed headmasters of government schools to depute a teacher to escort the students to their exam centres.

However, the circular had drawn flak from teachers particularly in rural areas who stated that accompanying students to their exam centres will hamper the functioning of their own schools.