No specific dates have been given to the Board to start the exam: Officials
Srinagar 17 October (KNB): The J&K government has decided to prepone 10th and 12th class annual examinations in view of the Panchayat elections, which are likely to commence from the first week of December.
The decision to reschedule the exam in view of the upcoming Punchayat Elections was taken in a meeting convened by principal secretary school education department, Asgar Samoon.
BOSE officials, deputy commissioners and officers of the school education department attended the meeting.
An official said that the government is tentatively planning to conduct Panchayat elections and hence has asked BOSE to prepone the exam.
“But no specific dates have been given to the Board to start the exam. We are waiting for the government to take the decision on it,” the official said.
A board official however said it would be a hectic exercise for them to reschedule the exams.
“There is no chance of delaying it further nor can we prepone it (the exam) keeping in view the resentment of the students who are already stressed,” the board official said.
The official said that the government is mulling to hold the elections tentatively from the first week of December, which will continue till February next year.
“If the exams are conducted as per the scheduled dates we will complete it by December 15,” the board official said.
Earlier, Chairperson JKBOSE Veena Pandita had stated that the exams for both the classes (10th and 12th) will be conducted after November 15.
The JKBOSE had delayed the exams to mid-November as students demanded that they should be given ample time for preparation.
If the elections are deferred till the third week of December, the exam of both the classes would be over by that time, officials said.
Meanwhile, the government decision to prepone the exams has put the students in distress. The nervous students say that they started their preparation as per the schedule announced by board authorities earlier.
“The government wants to reschedule it (exams) for elections, which is completely unjustified. They are deliberately putting students under stress by making such decisions,” a student said.
“My son has gone under depression after he came to know the decision of the government to prepone the exams. He is mentally not ready for it and may not be able to attend these exams,” a parent said.“Government is mulling to prepone the exams so that school buildings will get free early and can be utilized for election related work,” an official said. (KNB)