Due to the efforts of the education department in Kashmir valley, student enrollment has enhanced. J&K administration recently said that under the special enrollment drive ‘AAO SCHOOL CHALEIN’, Kashmir schools witnessed 19.02% hike in student enrollment.
Reflecting the improvement in education standards of Government schools, student enrolment in government-run-schools has increased by more than 19.02 percent in the ongoing academic year in Kashmir.
In recent years, the School Education Department has recorded an unprecedented thrust, particularly in the elementary segment. The Samagra Shiksha has come as a boon, unleashing a series of initiatives seeking universal enrolment and retention, reduction of social, regional and gender gaps, mainstreaming of the children with special needs and promotion of quality parameters.
As per official figures, the highest percentage of new admissions was recorded in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district wherein the student enrolment has increased by 19.2 percent.
Before the enrollment drive, there were a total of 44,559 students enrolled in government-run-schools. However, after the drive, the district has recorded new 10,156 admissions, official data reveals. Similarly south Kashmir’s Anantnag district recorded a hike in student enrolment by 21.78 percent. The district has also witnessed 19,436 new admissions this academic session.