The JKBOSE could shift the school exam session for primary to higher secondary levels from November to March session in Kashmir. The administration is believed to be actively considering a proposal in this regard.
Although the final decision is yet not taken, reports suggest that the administration is mulling giving a final shape to the proposal on similar lines to the change in the session of the Higher Education Department (HED).
March Session in Kashmir 2022
The J&K administration had recently shifted the HED academic session to July in line with the National Academic Calendar.
The reason behind shifting the session is that Class 10 and 12 exams end in November and students have to wait till July to enroll in professional courses outside the UT as the new academic term starts in July.
Any change in the session will bring the academic session in line with the schools across India.
The move follows the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 and the Uniform Academic Calendar in the Higher Education Department (HED) starting with the current academic session.
The committee has also suggested a certain mechanism by which the government could shift the academic session to March while considering the weather and climatic conditions of snow-bound inaccessible areas.
“Based on the recommendations of the committee and the pressure to adopt a national academic calendar, the department has decided to go ahead with the March session of examination from the current year,” the official said.
“The official announcement will take the students out from the dilemma and ease out parents who are anxious as well,” he said.
Principal Secretary SED Bishwajit Kumar Singh earlier said that the decision about shifting to the March session of the board examination would be announced within 15 days.
“Deliberations are going on in the department,” he had said.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar told Greater Kashmir that the department was examining the situation and working out probabilities about “how to go ahead with it”.
“But it is a good idea to have one academic calendar as it matches with the Higher Education Department and all other professional colleges as well,” Advisor Batnagar said. “We are looking at logistics in the hilly areas and making plans about what can be done in these areas.”
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