SRINAGAR: Higher Secondary Schools across Jammu and Kashmir are suffering from want of Principals which is telling upon the standard of these institutions.
There are about 150 Higher Secondary Schools which are without Principals, sources said.
In Jammu Division the number is 58 while in Kashmir 92 Higher Secondary Schools are without principals which has resulted into deterioration of education system in the State insiders in the Education Department.
Only 32 senior lecturers have eligibility with 3 years service for elevation to the post of principals and the rest of the senior lecturers have only two years service as senior lecturers.
Last time the department faced the same situation but at that time relaxation was given and various lecturers were promoted to the rank of principals, a lecturer Mohammad Shafi said adding that the government should again give some relaxation and promote required number of lecturers as principals.
Some of the Higher Secondary Schools without Principals include those at Zainakot, Nawakadal, Parniva Budgam, Arigam, Kaneura and Beeru.
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Tara Chand said that before 15th of April all the vacant posts will be filled up. At least 5,000 promotions are expected. Some mistakes occurred on part of clerical staff and that is why these promotions could not be done on time. We have already promoted some masters to lecturers grade and soon we are going to fulfill all the vacant posts of principals in Jammu and Kahsmir, Tara Chand said. (CNS)
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