Over one lakh students to appear in exams in Jammu and Kashmir
SRINAGAR: More than one lakh students are scheduled to appear in secondary school exams beginning in Kashmir on Monday. The examination will be held under proper security arrangements in the valley, education officials said.
According to Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE)," of the total, over 45,000 students are appearing for class 12th exams beginning at 484 centres. The rest are appearing for class 10th exams which begins here tomorrow (Tuesday)".
What else he said?
- 98 per cent students have taken their admit cards.
- BOSE has decided to allow a 50 per cent cut in the syllabus for those students who are willing to take the secondary exams as all educational institutions including schools which have remained closed since July 9.
- Comprehensive arrangements of security have been made for the smooth conduct of these exams.
It may be mentioned that, dozens of schools had been burnt by miscreants during the last two months.
State education minister Naeem Akhtar has faced a lot of criticism from the separatist leaders and also a threat from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for trying to re-open the schools.