SRINAGAR: The government has said the ban on Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT) schools is not impacted a huge population of students but only 1900, who are being taken care of, reports appearing in the media in Jammu and Kashmir said.
Reports suggest that FAT had 22 schools affiliated with it but before the ban order, 12 had already closed. There are 1915 students on the rolls of these ten schools.
Unnamed official sources were quoted as having said that the education department will organise “special camps” so that these students have a smooth transition to the new state-run schools.
“A top official said that further decisions regarding other similar schools would be taken after taking into account all factors,” one newspaper reported.
Ten educational institutions affected by the order include Islamia Model School Ajas Sonwari, Srinagar, Islamia Model School Chontipora, Handwara, Islamia Model School, Devar Lolab, Kupwara. Islamia Model School Batmaloo, Srinagar, Islamia Model School New Chowk, Anantnag, Islamia Model School Kupwara, Islamia Model Schools Pohrupeth, Handwara, Islamia Model School Chogal, Handwara, Islamia Model School Ranger, Budgam and Islamia Model School at Verinag and Arwani in Anantnag.
The educational institutions which were already closed include IMS Kupwara, IMS Dooru Sopore, Baramulla, IMS Safapora, Ganderbal, Islamia Iqbal Memorial School Sopore, Baramulla, Noorul Islam High School, Baramulla, IMS Handwara, Islamia Iqbal Memorial School Zaloora, Sopore, IMS Barzulla, Srinagar, IMS Yaripora, Kulgam, IMS Quil, Pulwama and IMS Mollo Dangerpora, Shopian.