18 percent of schools in the state have no library
SRINAGAR: With government run schools again showing a dismal performance in just declared matric results, figures are enough to reveal why these schools lag behind the private ones in the state.
There are 83 percent of the schools in Jammu and Kashmir without the internet facility at present and more than 12 percent without the library facility, reveals the survey conducted by MHRD in JK.
The survey in detail had revealed that in the year 2012-13 83.93 percent of the schools in Jammu and Kashmir were without the computer and internet facility. After one year, in 2013-14, 83.02 percent of schools were still without the computers and using of internet continued to remain a distant dream for the kids studying in these schools.
The survey revealed that in the 10+2 level schools, in the year 2012-13, there were 76.75 percent of schools without the facility of computers and internet.
Meanwhile, in 2013-14, 69.63 percent of the schools in Jammu and Kashmir still imparted education through age old methods.
The survey aggregated the percentage of all schools in Jammu and Kashmir showing that in 2012-13, there were 83.92 percent of secondary as well as higher secondary schools without the facility of computers and internet while as in 2013-14- the percentage kept shocking the experts as it remained 83.03 percent.
Similarly, there are 18 percent of schools in the state which have no library facilities available at all.
The survey conducted by the ministry earlier found that in the year 2012-13, there were 23.27 percent of secondary schools without the libraries and in the year 2013-14, the percent remained at a dismal note of 17.89.
There were 19.89 percent of higher secondary schools in the state without the facility of libraries and in 2013-14, the percentage was 10.22.
In aggregate, the survey maintained that in 2012-13, the percentage of schools without the library was 23.27 while as during the year 2013-14, the percentage remained 17.90.
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