SRINAGAR: Minister of Education Naeem Akhtar on Monday directed the J&K State Board of School Education (BOSE) to start preparations for conduct of forthcoming board examinations on time in Kashmir division.
The minister gave the directions during a review meeting of Education Department, an official spokesman said.
The meeting was attended by commissioner secretary Education, director School Education Kashmir, director School Education Jammu, secretary BOSE, director RMSA, and other officials.
The move has come amidst the anti-India uprising in Kashmir following the killing of Burhan Muzzafar Wani.
The state recently asked the schools to reopen, but its directions didn’t find any response, as the strict imposed by the state and continuous pro-freedom protests make civilian movement impossible.
In fact, the move was widely criticised, with people arguing that the state was trying to risk the students in an attempt to force normalcy in the Valley.
The official spokesman said Akhter directed the BOSE to set in motion its men and machinery to prepare the ground for smooth conduct of all upcoming board examinations, including that of class 10 and 12.
“He also directed BOSE to declare the results of biannual board exams as soon as possible,” he said.
The meeting also gave green signal for referring vacant posts of teachers under RMSA to the concerned recruiting agency, he said.
The minister said that in the first phase the contractual vacancies would be filled in Kishtwar, Anantnag and Kupwara where majority of such teaching posts are vacant, he said.
He directed the concerned officials to complete the recruitment process on a fast track basis in a phased manner, the spokesman said.