In Jammu and Kashmir only 1418 teachers from the Department of Education are trained to teach the Children with Special Needs (CwSN), reveal the report.
According to an official report, accessed by the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a total of 1418 teachers from the Department of Education are trained to teach the CwSN across Jammu and Kashmir that includes 1088 male and 330 female teachers.
However, the report further reads that there were a total of 3031 such teachers from all government and unaided and aided private schools. Among the total number of such educators 1745 are male and 1266 are females.
It also states that the number of trained teachers to teach CwSN were more in recognized unaided private schools than the government-run-schools wherein 1547 such educators were imparting education to the specially abled students.
In Kendriya Vidyalaya or Central Schools, a total of 12 trained teachers were working in these schools that includes nine male and three female educators.
Likewise, Jawahar Navodaya and Vidyalaya, a total of 14 teachers were trained to teach the CwSN that includes 12 male and only two female educators.
The official figures further reveal that in Jammu and Kashmir a total of 11 teachers from Madarsa recognized by Wakf board and Madarsa Board were trained to teach the CwSN that includes five male and six female teachers.