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BOSE to announce exam decision of 5th- 9th standard in weeks’ time

Term-end exams remain stand as of now: BOSE

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Oct 06 (KNO): Amid rumors of mass promotion to elementary classes from 5th to 9th standard, the Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to take a final call in weeks’ time with regard to the term end examinations.

Officials at the erstwhile State Institute of Education (SIE) Srinagar said that a meeting in this regard was convened by the Board of School Education (BOSE) chairman last week.

They told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the BOSE in the meeting directed all heads of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) to register all the candidates from 5th standard to 9th standard.

“As on date, nothing was decided as to whether the government will announce mass promotions or will conduct examinations,” the official said.

BOSE Chairman, Veena Pandita informed KNO that the board will take the final call in a weeks’ time. “In coming days, we will take a final call with regard to conducting examinations of elementary classes,” Pandita said.

She said, “As on date, term-end examinations of these classes remain stand.”

Earlier this year, a number of students said they couldn’t appear in the assessment of ‘Term-1 online exams’ of 8th standard due to lackadaisical approach of the School Education Department.

They said that during the online exams, the Google classroom forum link created by the School Education Department to hold online T-1 exams was not functional for all students.”—(KNO)

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