Doda School Closed, Courtesy Marriage Ceremony


The staff of Govt High School, Bhagla in Bharath area of District Doda was Tuesday suspended after the school shut down for the marriage ceremony of the son of school Head Master, Syeda Anjum.

The School Headmaster without any authority declared closure of the school on Tuesday for the marriage ceremony of his son.

The village Sarpanch, rang up the Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, stating that the school was closed and no students and teachers were there on Tuesday while there was no official holiday.  Upon this, the Minister directed the Director School Education Jammu Smita Sethi and DC Doda to take cognizance and suspend all. The Chief Education Officer Doda, M S Rather was asked to hold inquiry into the matter and report back immediately.  Upon this, Principal of the nearby Govt Higher Secondary School and Naib Tehsildar of the area were directed to hold on the spot inquiry. When they reached at 12.45 pm at school, they found there was a notice of school closer in view of marriage of one Touseef Ahmed (Headmaster’s son) pasted on the wall of the school on the direction of Headmaster. One teacher Abdul Latief Banday was found there and one room was opened and Sarpanch was also there in the school.  No student from Class Ist to 10th was found in the classes. All the teachers and clerical staff were also found absent. Taking serious note of the act and misuse of powers by the Headmaster, Sayeda Anjum, the CEO Doda Mohd Ashraf Rather and the Director School Education Jammu Ms  Sethi placed the entire staff including Master Javed Iqbal, Shakeel Ahmed Tr,  Bilal Ahmed, Nar Singh, Nazir Ahmed and others under suspension.   It was further directed that the suspended staff shall remain attached in the same school during the period of suspension.


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