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PULWAMA — Students have demanded the administration to take action against two coaching centres in Pulwama town by making serious allegations as they shared videos of the teaching staff working in the coaching centres.

On the basis of not revealing their identity, scores of students told the news agency CNS that some government teachers are mocking the private tuition of the employees in such a way that the teachers appointed in the government schools are teaching in coaching centres.

The students, while naming the two coaching centres Shah-e-Hamdan and BCI in Pulwama town, said that in these centres, Arshad Ahmed and Parvaz Ahmad of BCI, Prof. Riyaz Ahmad Khan (Botany) and Shakeel Ahmad Allai (Chemistry) from Shah-e-Hamdan besides a dozen government employees are posted as faculty there.

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Shaista (name changed), a student, revealed that since the government banned private tuition for government teachers and professors last year, these employees have been deceiving students and directing them towards their coaching centres through advertisements as they are encouraging children in schools to score high marks in practical etc.

The student also alleged that in Shah-e-Hamdan and BCI coaching centres, fees of 30,000 rupees are being charged for medical and 32,000 rupees for non-medical streams. “This is ironic as the government teachers are attracting children towards these coaching centres by showing themselves as faculty in these centres at the first stage, but after the submission of fee from the children, these faculty members go into hiding, thus deceiving students,” a student alleged.

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The students have demanded closure and strict action against the operators of these two centres.

Notably, the UT government issued orders to strictly ban the government teachers posted in schools and colleges in coaching centres. But ironically, no such action has been implemented at the ground level in the town of Pulwama.

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