JKSA urges LG to set up Women's Degree College for Bandipora

Says separate college in Bandipora could bring sigh of relief for girl students

Says separate college in Bandipora could bring sigh of relief for girl students

Srinagar, Sep 21 (KNS): J&K Students Association (JKSA) on Tuesday urged Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha to establish Women's Degree College in Bandipora here in North Kashmir. In a Statement, National Spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami said bandipora which is known for Alim (knowledge) Adab ( Habits and literature) and Aab (water) has been unfortunately neglected by successive governments educationally. Justifying necessity of the demand Khuehami said that, Female Students of bandipora have to either go for Srinagar or barmulla for further studies as result of which large number of students give up their studies after passing their 12th class.


He said the female students from Ajas, Gamroo, Aragam, Papachan, Nadihal, and other adjoining areas have to travel all along to Srinagar for higher education after class 12th as it takes less time to reach Srinagar than to GDC Bandipora which is inaccessible. The students of these areas can pursue their further studies if college is made available in bandipora.


He said that, despite being an educationally uncovered zone, the area is producing competent teachers, professors and lecturers in different fields who wholeheartedly are doing a great job in the education sector. While reiterating his demand for establishing the college for women in Bandipora, he urged the Lieutenant Governor to fulfill the long pending demand of the people of Bandipora at an earliest, so that like other parts of the state, female students get their separate college in bandipora and the girl students could bring a sigh of relief.


The less percentage of female literacy rate is due to the unavailability of better educational facilties for women, while other districts have multiple number of women's degree colleges but it's astonishing and shocking that even after 13 years of according District status to Bandipora, they don't have any women's Degree college, he said.


Khuehami said that, if Women's degree college is set up in Bandipora, dream of acquiring quality education of a number of girls may come true. The cohort of women can work freely in laboratories of the college and put forward their ideas without any hesitation as some women despite being efficient cannot do best in the co-education system. The Bandipora college is located atop a hill and for girl students reaching there is tough row to hoe. If Women's college is set up here in the area which is feasible for the women to reach, more and more girls will study, he added futher.


Coordinator of Association Umar Jamal said that, Our girls are forced to seek admission far from the home, either in colleges at barmulla or in Srinagar. It is very hectic for them to travel long distances to reach to their colleges. It is not only expensive, but time consuming as well.


Despite assurances from the successive governments, things remain unchanged on the ground and authorities have turned deaf ears towards their pleas. Due to absence of women’s college in the area, most of the students left their education mid-way, Umar said.


Women in Bandipora are filled with enthusiasm to acquire quality education and they desire to study more and more which can ultimately make them independent, morally sound and provide financial stability to them, he said. Umar appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha look into the matter and fulfil the demand at an earliest. (KNS)

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