While welcoming the Jammu and Kashmir government’s efforts to regulate the functioning of coaching centers in the valley, the Coaching Centers’ Association (CCA) has called upon the authorities to extend the deadline for completion of registration formalities.
“The CCA unanimously welcomes and appreciates the regulatory steps laid down by the competent authority. We show high commitment to abide by the rules which are per-requisites for the registration process. The CCA appeals to the director education, Kashmir and other relevant authorities to extend the deadline for guidelines for coaching centers till the end of the current academic session till April”, the coaching centre association spokesman said in a statement to KNS.
According to the statement, a meeting of all the prominent coaching centers, attended by 125 Coaching institutes of the Valley, was held in Hotel Pamposh, under the chairmanship of G. N Var. “The problems faced by the student community in general and recent steps undertaken by government in the coaching industry were discussed in particular”, it added.
The CCA has expressed concern over the timing chosen by the authorities to initiate registration process at this stage of the academic session. “The coaching centre association does not though doubt the good intent of this measure yet they consider it as ill timed step in light of the fact that the session is underway and the students are coming in terms with the new examination pattern of NEET, JEE (Mains / Advanced) and ISEET. Coaching Centres should be allowed to complete the remaining syllabus and these new measures should not affect the session of 2013 which has already commenced”, reads the statement.
The coaching centre operators have observed that in light of the years of experience of uncertainty in Kashmir, this untimely step might prove to be punishment for the students whose career is at stake. “We have has resolved to provide all the constructive suggestions of providing basic amenities like drinking water, Bathroom facilities, moral classes and security and scrutiny in their respective educational institutes with immediate effect”, it added.