Srinagar, Jul 29: With schools across the Valley closed for nearly a month due to prevailing situation, Jammu and Kashmir government has assured every possible support for smooth functioning of schools and asked the institutions to play a constructive role by motivating parents and prominent citizens.
"The administration will provide every possible support for smooth functioning of schools so that the studies of the students do not hamper.
"The heads of the institutions have to play constructive role to ensure the attendance of the students by motivating the parents and prominent citizens of the areas," Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Samoon said chairing a joint meeting here.
The meeting was convened to review the smooth functioning of educational institutions across the Valley and was attended by the Director School Education, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division, President Private School Association and Principals of various schools, besides the officers of Traffic Police and Jammu and Kashmir Police, an official spokesman said.
He said it was emphasised that the district commissioners concerned would ensure necessary possible support to all the educational institutions for ensuring their smooth functioning. The Zonal Education Officers concerned were directed to monitor the functioning of the schools in their respective zones.
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The Divisional Commissioner urged the school authorities to seek cooperation from the parents and other stakeholders to ensure regular attendance of the students in the schools, he said.
The schools were closed on July 1 for 17-day summer vacation which was subsequently extended following unrest in the Valley triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.
As many as 47 persons were killed and scores of others injured in the protests which are still continuing amid curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored general strike.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said authorities have made necessary transport arrangements for the candidates appearing in the examinations of Stenographer (Grade C&D) to be conducted by Staff Selection Commission at Girls Higher Secondary School Nawakadal Srinagar and CET by Board of Professional Entrance Examination Srinagar at various institutions in the district on July 31.
"The candidates are hereby informed that the Transport facility shall be available at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) Srinagar from 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM for their convenience," the spokesman said.
He said the candidates appearing in these examinations are informed that in case of curfew or restrictions on the said date, their admit cards would be treated as curfew passes.
"All aspirants who would like to avail the facility upto the institutions, shall report to TRC between 7.30 AM and 8.30 AM sharp," the spokesman said.