SRINAGAR: The State Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to schedule the annual examination for Class 10 and Class 12 in Kashmir division in the second week of November 2016.
As per the previous schedule, the examination for Class 10 was to be conducted in the first week of October 2016 while for Class 12 the examination was to be conducted in the third week of October 2016.
“We shall have to complete the examinations and declare results well in time so that the students can prepare for and appear in various competitive examinations including NEET and JEE for admission to various professional courses, both within and outside the state,” Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar said on Wednesday.
In another important decision, the state government has decided to review the policy of ‘No-Detention’ at the elementary level to check deterioration in the quality of education.
The State’s Education Department has decided that, henceforth, SIE will conduct T1 and T2 exams from class 5 to 9 with external evaluation while BOSE will conduct T2 exam of Class 11. However, the evaluation for all these examinations will be supervised by SIE while the cluster principals will supervise assessment, evaluation and remedial teaching.
According to senior officials of the Education Department, during the course of discussions on the “New Education Policy” it was said that the present system of allowing the child to reach Class 9 without any detention, irrespective of performance in examination, has resulted in lack of motivation, and also poor attendance and indiscipline. It was also argued that the No-Detention policy has proved discouraging for teachers in the absence of evaluation of their performance.
According to these officials, it was felt that the No-Detention policy has been misunderstood to imply ‘no examination’ when it is concomitant upon proper and rigorous implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
It was decided to review the implementation of CCE, with particular focus on regular assessment, evaluation and remedial teaching, and to introduce detention from Class 5 to Class 8 — on the basis of performance in T1 and T2. As per the new policy, the student will be detained on provisional basis with arrangement for special remedial teaching of 2-3 months during vacations/beginning of next session. In case of inability to meet the qualification criteria even after this, the student will be detained in that very particular class.