Secretary Education Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu & Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE), particularly the examination and evaluation activities.
Secretary-cum-Chairman of JKBOSE, Vina Pandita, Director School Education, G.N. Itoo, Director Academics of BOSE, Farooq Ahmad Peer, all Joint Secretaries of BOSE and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
Through Power-Point presentation, the meeting was informed about the progress and achievements of JKBOSE in Academics, Affiliations, Registration, Examination, Evaluation, Results, Certificates, Textbooks, Verification, Information Cell, Strong Room, Unfair means, Coordinate Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Network, Revising of Textbooks, E-Labs and Digitization of textbooks.
4225 Schools are affiliated with JKBOSE in the State.
It was further informed that the JKBOSE has been judged as second ‘Futuristic School Board’ of India in 2017 among 35 boards across the Country.
On the occasion, Secretary Education Department said the institution is linked with quality education and the Board emerge as a strong institution in the state in respect of both manpower as well as infrastructure and should be at par with boards of other states. He said transparency in the examinations and best education is the foundation of strong society.
Mr Shah stressed the BOSE officers to adopt best practices which are applied in other states, so that students should not face any difficulty while appearing in National Level Examinations.
For accountability in the examinations, he directed BOSE officials that evaluation staff should not be repeated and persons with positive credentials should be engaged for evaluation activities.
“Action will be taken against examiners who are involved in allowing mass copying. Any official in BOSE found involved in corruption won’t be spared,” he said.
Shah appreciated JKBOSE officers for conducting exams in tough times. He said education should be enrichment of mind and soul of students.
“We should adopt best technology available in world for bright future of our children. Orientation program must be organised for teachers so that they not only guide students but parent them as well. A single mistake can harm student’s life,” he said.