SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is mulling action against private schools prescribing textbooks for students other than books prescribed by the JK Board of School Education (JKBOSE).
The move comes after it came to the fore that some private schools were prescribing textbooks of private publishers to students from class 6th onwards, in violation of Government orders.
In the wake of the complaints, the DSEK, as per the official communication addressed to Secretary JKBOSE, has sought a list of schools from JKBOSE to initiate “punitive action” where the school management has prescribed unapproved curriculum or textbooks from private publications for classes 6th, 7th and 8th against the instructions of J&K Board of School Education.
As already reported the JK government has made it mandatory for all the private schools to prescribe JKBOSE-published textbooks for students from classes 6th to 8th from the current academic session.
The Board has warned the private schools of action if the directions will not be implemented on the ground.
Already, all the JKBOSE-affiliated private schools prescribe JKBOSE-published textbooks for students from class 9th to 10th—(KNO)