Srinagar: After a gap of two months, the J&K administration has opened higher secondary schools in Kashmir. However, students did not attend classes.
After the abrogation of Article 370, alleducational institutions in Kashmir were closed.
Kashmir’s premier higher secondary school, the SP school, has been turned into a CRPF camp. All classrooms are occupied by the CRPF men.
“All staff members were present in the school, but students did not come,” said a teacher from the SP higher secondary school.
On Thursday, divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan directed officials of the administration to open the higher secondary schools.
The government faced a lot of flak for keeping schools shut since the abrogation of Article 370.
The reopening of the schools is also seen as a statement of restoring normalcy in Kashmir.
“Students have been missing their studies for last two months, it is a big loss”, said a teacher at a higher secondary school in Jawaharnagar in Srinagar
Last month the government opened schools, up to high school level, but students preferred to stay away, while the teachers and staff members showed up.
In 2016 also Kashmiri schools were shutdown for three months after the killing of Hizb ul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. When the government opened schools, people started sending their children. But this time the school opening has drawn a poor response from the students even as the teachers joined the duties.