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Its official: Over 16,000 Govt teachers in JK ‘Undergraduate’

Its official: Over 16,000 Govt teachers in JK ‘Undergraduate’

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, July 23 (KNO): At a time when the government is claiming to have taken steps to ensure quality education for the students, more than 16,000 teachers working in government-run-schools in Jammu and Kashmir are ‘undergraduate’—taking a toll on the future of students.

In the School Education Department, around 16,077 teachers have not a qualification of above graduation

The figures were revealed by the Department of School Education and Literacy of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in a Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE)—a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

The UDISE figures reveal, of total 107,445 teachers in the department, only 91,368 teachers have qualification above graduation.

Of total teachers, 102,581 have been appointed on a regular basis while 4864 teachers are working on contractual basis.

The UDISE report reads that from Srinagar district, a total of 4459 teachers are working in the department out of which only 407 teachers are not above graduates.

Similarly from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, of total 3759 teachers only 3492 have a qualification of above graduation.

From South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, 7977 teachers are working in the department of which only 7258 have a qualification of above graduation.

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In Shopian district, 2114 teachers are working in the department of school education of which on