In a major development, nearly 8,000 students in the Kashmir division have switched from private to government schools as part of the mass enrollment drive for the academic year 2023-2024. According to an official, the ongoing drive has witnessed a surge in admissions, with many dropouts and pupils with special needs included in the process.
As of late Friday evening, over 7,000 such instances had been reported, with close to 8,000 students in the Kashmir division opting for government schools over private institutions. The enrollment drive, which was originally set to last for ten days, has been extended by an additional five days to accommodate the increasing demand.
The official added that the enrollment drive has been successful in encouraging many students who were previously enrolled in private schools to switch to government institutions. This year, government schools are expected to lead in admissions, with the majority of new enrollments reported to be in kindergarten and elementary classes.
This significant change is a positive development for education in the Kashmir division, where private schools have traditionally been preferred over government-run institutions. With the mass enrollment drive in full swing, it is hoped that more students will be encouraged to join government schools and receive a quality education.