The coaching centre owners Thursday called upon the Director School Education Kashmir and expressed concern over the recent raids on coaching canters allegedly by police.
“A delegation of Coaching Centres’ Association led by the Chairman G. N. Var called upon Director Education, M. S. Rather and apprised him of the grave situation which emerged due to the Police raids disturbing the routine class work affecting the careers of thousands of students preparing for various competitive and entrance examinations scheduled to be held in the first week of April 2013”, said a statement issued by the association.
According to the statement, the Director while appreciating the role of private sector in education assured of every help to improve the functioning of coaching centres in dignified way. He stressed upon the coaching Centre to register themselves within the stipulated time frame and abide by the guidelines as laid down by the government.
The Association while welcoming the guidelines assured the Director Education that they will abide by the rules and play its rightful role to streamline the noble calling of coaching.
The Association, according to the statement, also resolved to launch a campaign for redeeming the image of the coaching centres as it was felt by the members that certain vested elements had been deliberately trying to tarnish the image and credibility of this noble cause. “Such elements were called upon to have a relook at recent past when the entire government education system collapsed and the public were left with no option other than the private tuitions”, the statement added.
“Moreover in the meeting the rules and regulations governing the Association were also framed. It was decided that the membership shall be open to all the competent Coaching Centres across valley. In this regard the Association has decided to hold a joint meeting of all the Heads of coaching centres on Sunday, January 13, 2013”, the statement added.