SRINAGAR — To bring out students from psychological stress, J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has formulated a policy regarding reduction in syllabus or its rationalization and has sent it to higher authorities for administrative approval.
Veena Pandita, Secretary BOSE said department has formulated a policy which will be sent to Principal Secretary Education Department, Dr Asgar Samoon for administrative approval so that the stress level of students in wake of COVID-19 pandemic will be eased.
“We have asked students to fill examination forms for Class 10th, 11th and 12th as it is mandatory to fill them for database purpose whatever the circumstances are?” she said.
She said, “We can’t predict how long COVID-19 will go but it is impossible for the department to workout database of students at the last moment.”
She appealed students not to panic at this juncture as department needs database for discussion with the Government to ensure relief to student community.
“We can’t workout reduction in syllabus, rationalization or time of examinations at the eleventh hour, so we have started the process,” the official said.
She added that relaxation in syllabus and other examination related affairs are academic decisions. “We too have to fix the line like CBSE has given relaxation of 10 percent syllabus to students,” she said.
When asked what steps BOSE has taken for easing hardships of students amid pandemic, she added that it was impossible to gather at a single platform at this juncture. We have asked concerned quarters to send their suggestion and by August 6, we received comments from them.
“We are drafting procedure how to go ahead. By Monday or Tuesday, we will formulate the policy and accordingly will send it to Principal Secretary, Education Department for administrative approval,” Pandita added.
She hoped that within seven to ten days, department will be ready with a particular program about how to go ahead.
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