Sajad Ahmad Lone
Srinagar, April 8 (GNS): The unbalanced student-teacher ratio is severely affecting overall education system in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
According to GNS, strange situation obtains in the frontier district as at some places huge staff is posted for very few students while at some schools it is vice-versa. A government middle school in Kralpora Zone is facing acute shortage of staff as only 3 teachers are available for 150 students while another school in the Zone is having only 1 teacher for 70 students.
While talking to a senior teacher Naved Anjum of middle school Darnard Payeen, he said to be honest we are unable to do justice with students as it is unable to take 56 classes every day , from long time we are facing shortage of staff.
According to various officials, nearly 72 teacher posts are lying vacant in Kralopora zone while in Langate various schools are lacking roll, having only few students, but surplus teachers. A middle school in Dedarpora of Zone Langate is having only 9 students but 6 teachers posted are there; another school in Mukam Hinwandpora has 9 teachers for 23 students.
The uneven distribution of teachers in District Kupwara sounds very strange, even the recent rationalization of teachers (transfer) by the government was unable to do justice with the students.
Despite repeated attempts, deputy commissioner as well as chief education officer Kupwara did not receive phone calls from GNS news agency. (GNS)