In Jammu and Kashmir nearly ‘83 percent’ of government-run-schools have no functional computer services—taking a toll on quality education and functioning of the department.
The official records maintained by the Ministry of Education (MoE) reads that there were only 17.16 percent of government schools in Jammu and Kashmir wherein computer facilities were functional.
Across Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar district has the highest number of functional computers with 41.80 percent followed by Jammu district with 29.80 percent.
The figures further reveal that the Reasi district of Jammu division has the lowest number of computers with 8.86 percent functional in the area.
It states that south Kashmir’s Anantnag district has a total of 19.62 percent of schools with functional computer services.
Likewise, the central Kashmir’s Budgam district has a total of 18.98 percent of government educational institutes with functional computer services.
The north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has a total of 16.50 percent of schools with functional computer services followed by 13.18 percent in Baramulla district, 21 percent in 21.53 percent.
The south Kashmir’s Kulgam district also has a total of 19.14 percent schools with functional computer services, north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara with 11.18 percent.
Similarly, south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has a total of 21.70 percent of government schools with functional computer services followed by Shopian district that also has a total of 22.88 percent.
From Jammu division, Doda district has a total of 11.14 schools with functional computer services followed by 17.10 percent in Kathua district, 8.67 percent in Poonch, 10.58 in Rajouri, 13.21 in Ramban, 29.70 percent in Samba and 12.94 percent in Udhampur district of the region.