SRINAGAR: In the ongoing academic year, the government-run schools of all districts in Kashmir valley have recorded an increase in student enrolment by more than 19 percent.
The official figures accessed states that the department has said that there was an increase of student enrolment by more than seven percent in 2023.
According to the figures maintained by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), more than 49,900 new admissions were recorded by the department in the recently concluded mass enrollment drive.
The figures reveal that the highest percentage of new admissions was recorded in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district wherein the student enrolment has increased by 11.55 percent. It states that before the enrollment drive, there were a total of 35,773 students enrolled in government-run schools of the district. However, after the drive, the district has recorded over 4100 new admissions.
Similarly, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the department has said that there was a hike in student enrolment by 10.72 percent. The district has also witnessed 13,066 new admissions in this academic session.
Likewise, the north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has recorded increase of student enrolment by 5.89 percent percent followed by frontier district Kupwara with 5.64 percent, central Kashmir’s Budgam district with 6.77 percent, Shopian with 6.48 percent, Pulwama with 7.04 percent and Srinagar with only 3.55 percent.
Earlier, this month it was reported about the migration of nearly 8,000 school students in Kashmir division from private to government schools. However, as of now, the number has hiked to more than 11,283 such admissions.
Pertinent to mention that in the previous academic year, the government-run schools of all districts of Kashmir valley had recorded an increase in student enrolment by more than 19 per cent.
According to the official figures, the department in the previous academic session had said that there was an increase of student enrolment by 19.02 per cent in 2022 with a total of 11,817,6 new admissions—(KNO)