SRINAGAR: The Education Department today said the enrollment of students in Government High School Hyderpora stands at 202 students and not 50 students as has been reported by a section of the media quoting Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
Mrs Shahzada Shah, Headmaster, Government Girls High School Hyderpora while reacting to the news report attributed to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, said it is extremely unfortunate that the School has been presented in such a bad light when the teachers are doing all out efforts to bring a turn-around in the education sector.
Fact of the matter is that three schools namely GHS Hyderpora, BHS Hyderpora, and GHS Barzalla were merged last year and located in GHS Hyderpora due to which the collective staff strength of the school rose to 46 but at the same time due to hard work of teachers there was a dramatic rise in enrolment which presently stands at 202 students, the Headmaster said. She said the belittling comment that teachers are “busy in knitting sweaters” is not only unjust but demeaning as well, as it is the same school where CMs Super 50 coaching was born.
It’s the same school which became the epicenter of a new movement in education that saw 45 selections in IIT/JEE and 5 in AMU recently, she said and added that this is something unheard of in the history of education department till now.
We humbly invite the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to visit the school as he has never done that before so that he can for himself appreciate the change on the ground that our department has been so proudly and rightly talking about, the Headmaster said and added that commenting about the school without knowing the facts has the potential not only to demoralize the whole team of teachers and students but also create misconceptions about the department, which is not desirable.
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