Many Coaching Centers Shift Out Of Kashmir

SRINAGAR– As the educational institutions remained closed since August 5 in the Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A, many coaching centers have shifted to outside the valley.

Meanwhile, a number of senior citizens have expressed concern over continued closure of educational institutions and coaching and tuition centers in the Kashmir valley.

After finding very grim chance of reopening their coaching centers in the valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, a number of centers have shifted from here to different parts of the northern states.

Coaching centers after taking into confidence parents of students finally shifted outside the valley to prepare their students for different professional examinations.

“Akash” coaching centers which were functioning from different parts of the valley, including in Srinagar, finally shifted to Himachal Pradesh (HP) alongwith their students and teaching staff.

The management of the center is providing hostel and other facilities to students though on extra charge. About 600 students from different coaching centers are getting coaching in HP, sources close to management said. However, others have shifted to Jammu.

Meanwhile, students continued to stay away from classes since August 5, when centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A besides divided state into two Union Territories. Interestingly, different private educational institutions have announced fresh admission for lower classes in the valley.

The private schools have provided all study and other material to students on Pen-Drive and photo copies to prepare for examinations.  However, students of Government institutions, who come from poor families and cannot afford the tuition and other fee of private schools, are not so lucky. There is no such facility in government schools, where students also cannot afford to purchase pen drive from the market.

A number of senior citizens, particularly those who retired as teachers, expressed serious concern over the continued closure of the educational institutions. However, they suggested that some tuition centers must be opened where teachers and other trained persons should teach local students. (Agencies)


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