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As the educational standard in Kashmir is declining due to outdated and poor methodology in place, the Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education has decided to conduct the exams for class 11th on the pattern of class 10th and class 12th.
The aim of the exams was taken at the highest level with an aim to ensure the transparency and boast the educational standards. As of the JK BOSE is conducting the exams for class 10 and 12 and for class 11 it was only supplying the annual question papers.
The decision was taken after authorities consulted over 30 educational experts on the issue and held seminars in both Jammu and Kashmir region to understand the basic dynamics for its conduct.
“Jammu and Kashmir BOSE is a transparent autonomous body and have been conducting the exams for 10th and 11th classes so far. The class 11th exams were conducted by the school authorities though we have been supplying the question papers. Hereafter, BOSE will also conduct the same exams on the pattern of 1oth and 11th classes,” says the Director academics JKBOSE Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer.
According to Peer conducting of such exams by BOSE is the need of time since the students at class 11th were often taking such exams for-granted and mentally getting deviated from the basic course of education.
“We have consulted 30 experts on the matter and have conducted workshops in both Kashmir and Jammu region before taking this decision formally. We felt there is a public demand for it and the BOSE is committed to live upto the expectations of people to support the governments endeavour of promoting quality education in state.” he told The Legitimate.
The decision of authorities regarding the class 11th exams may come as a hope in the state for the improvised educational standards.
The faulty education system in the state has always been under questioning with educationists believe that the curriculum in the schools must be changed as per the new standards of education.
Some of the educationist claim that the curriculum in schools have not been changed for over many decades due to which the students from Kashmir face difficulty in competing with their counterparts in other states. So the decision of BOSE must be understood as a step in the positive direction.