Srinagar, July 02: As most of the government-run-schools are without Commerce, authorities are mulling to introduce the stream in all higher secondary schools in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The government said that it will accommodate all eligible post graduate (PG) commerce teachers to teach different subjects of the stream.
In this regard a notification, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observe (KNO), was issued by additional secretary to the government for school education department, Naseer Ahmad Wani to directors of both the regions.
“Commerce stream at higher secondary level can strengthen and inculcate skills for ease of business amongst students to train educationally established entrepreneurs with knowledge of accountancy, finance management and other skills for successful business modules,” the notification reads.
It was also mentioned that the introduction of commerce stream in all higher secondary schools shall also facilitate self-employment amongst youths for more business opportunities.
Wani said, “A delegation of PG commerce teachers of school education department approached me for introduction of commerce stream in higher secondary schools of the UT.”
He said that he has forwarded the representation of the delegation to directors of Jammu and Kashmir division for exploring feasibility for introducing commerce stream in all remaining higher secondary schools within their jurisdiction.
“The directors can absorb all eligible PG commerce teachers in phased manner for the purpose, keeping in view at present, sanctioned strength of 311 commerce lecturers working in 250 higher secondary schools across JK UT,” Wani said
KNO has learnt that in two tehsils of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the commerce stream is being taught in only one higher secondary school.
One of the teachers from the district said, “In Hajin and Sumbal tehsils of the district, commerce subjects are being taught in only one of the higher secondary’s of Sumbal area,”