SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is mulling action against private schools prescribing textbooks for students other than books prescribed by JK Board of School Education (JKBOSE).
The move comes after it came to fore that some private schools were prescribing textbooks of private publishers to students from class 6th onwards, in violation of Government orders.
In wake of the complaints, the DSEK, as per the official communication addressed to Secretary JKBOSE, has sought list of schools from JKBOSE to initiate “punitive action” where the school management has prescribed unapproved curriculum or textbooks from private publications for classes 6th, 7th and 8th against the instructions of J&K Board of School Education.
As already reported the J&K government has made it mandatory for all the private schools to prescribe JKBOSE published textbooks for students from class 6th to 8th from the current academic session.
The Board has warned the private schools of action if the directions will not be implemented on ground. Already, all the JKBOSE affiliated private schools prescribe JKBOSE published text books for students from class 9th to 10th—(KNO)