In a breather, the J&K government has decided to announce 10 days preparation holidays for the class 10th and 12th students ahead of their annual examinations to be conducted by J&K Board of School Education (BOSE).
Minister for education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari today said the annual examination for both the classes will commence in first week of November while the holidays will from October 20 to 30.
“The decision to give 10 days preparation holidays to students has been taken to reduce burden on students so that they can prepare for their annual exams with ease,” Bukhari said.
He said the preparatory test – earlier called as Golden Test – for the students of class 10 and 12 will be conducted in last week of September.
“We don’t want to create any inconvenience for students who are appearing in BOSE exams. Our policy is completely student friendly,” he said.
Meanwhile, officiating chairperson BOSE, Veena Pandita, said the date-sheet for both the classes will be notified early next week.
“We will notify date-sheet in coming three to four days. But the examination notification will be published on Saturday. Exams will commence from first week of November,” Pandita said.
She said no school authority will be allowed to detain any student after holding preparatory test during last week of September. “That is why we have changed it from Golden Test to preparatory test so that no student will be detained after this exam,” she said.
As already reported by Greater Kashmir, government this year has made it mandatory for all the schools to complete 100 percent syllabus and decided that students with less than 90 percent attendance will not be allowed to appear in their annual exams.