Education: In J&K, 22 percent schools at primary level, 6 per cent at Upper Primary Level have surplus teacher or student deficit

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Education: In J&K, 22 percent schools at primary level, 6 per cent at Upper Primary Level have surplus teacher or student deficit

*J&K UT has 10,000 surplus teachers in Govt-run schools’

Bhat Imran

Srinagar, Aug 17 (KNO): In Jammu and Kashmir, more than 22 percent of schools at Primary Level and six percent at Upper Primary Level schools have either surplus teachers or a deficit of students.

Besides, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has more than 10,000 surplus teachers in government-run-schools.

The official documents of the Ministry of Education (MoE) available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) states, “There are 22 percent schools at Primary level and six percent schools at Upper Primary level with adverse Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR).”

The MoE for Government of India has suggested the local government to go for rationalization of surplus staff and deficit of teachers or Vice-Versa.

“In order to balance the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) in every school, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir should go for rationalization,” it reads.

The MoE said that all this could be done by the school level analysis using the latest UDISE data.

“There are more than 10,000 surplus teachers in the Union Territory (UT),” MoE said.

It also said that the Jammu and Kashmir government should start adequate deployment of teachers by ensuring that the specified pupil teacher ratio is maintained for each school.

In the month of May, KNO reported that among the all States and Union Territories of India, Jammu and Kashmir was standing on the 7th and 3rd last position for having the disproportionate PTR at Primary and Upper Primary Level respectively.

Besides, the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir was also ranked at 8th last position for having the disproportionate PTR.

However, at Senior Secondary Level, Jammu and Kashmir was at the thirteenth position for having a better PTR—(KNO)

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