Over 5,000 teaching posts lying vacant in J-K school education department

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Srinagar: More than five thousand teaching posts are lying vacant in the Jammu and Kashmir School Education department, thus simultaneously taking a toll on quality education in the sector.

The official documents reveal that the posts have been referred to the Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) for the immediate recruitment of the teachers.

Official figures available with a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) revealed that “There is a total vacancy of 5014 teachers in Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. The posts have been referred to SSRB.”

In this regard, the Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD) has asked the authorities of J-K to expedite the process and recruit the teachers as early as possible.

The MHRD has also said that the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Jammu and Kashmir will develop the guidelines on the usage of various available e-learning platforms regarding the sample schedule of the sessions to be conducted online (Time-table) and number of hours of usage.

“Guidelines should also include how study at home can be undertaken and daily or weekly timetables may be issued,” read the MHRD directions.

It also said that the teachers can conduct virtual classrooms or discussions.

“The classroom sessions should be either live streamed or recorded. Queries and doubts of students should be adequately answered,” MHRD said.

The Government of India (GoI) also said that the planning of the access should be done such that no child is left behind.

“State or UT governments may ensure that learning content is accessible to the needs of Children with Special Needs (CwSN) and in such areas with low internet connectivity, the Government should deliver the content through radio and TV to reach the remotest location,” it said—(KNO)

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