Srinagar: Around 55100 students marked their presence in their annual class 12 Board of School Education (BOSE) exams which commenced from today.
The BOSE authorities had set up as many as 496 exam centres across Kashmir division including the winter zone Jammu.
“We had almost 99 percent attendance of students in exams. Very few students were absent in their exams,” Joint secretary examination, JKBOSE Syed Rouf said.
Interestingly, BOSE had scheduled English paper for students on Wednesday.
“There were no complaints of out of syllabus paper or any grievance regarding series of question paper selected by BOSE,” he said.
He said most of the examination centres were inspected by Minister for School Education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari and Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo.
Minister for education along with Secretary School Education Farooq Ahmad Shah visited Raj Bagh Higher secondary school, Jawahar Nagar higher secondary school, presentation convent school to review the conduct of exams.
Later, the Director school education and secretary visited JK Police Public school to inspect exam centres.
“Today’s paper was conducted successfully in every centre,” Syed Rouf said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah said section 144 will remain imposed around exam centres to avoid any disturbances during the exams.
“We have joint flying squads who visit exam centre to monitor that no unfair means takes place in the exam centres,” Shah said.
Meanwhile, a BOSE officials said around 600 shortage cases were registered in both-10 and 12th classes who were not allowed to appear in their scheduled exams.
“As per BOSE rule, any students having less than 66 percent attendance is not allowed to appear in exams,” he said.
He said the students and their parents were informed in advance regarding the issue but still some students took it lightly and missed their opportunity to appear in the exam.
Pertinently, the government this year has roped in district administration and JK Police to assist in conduct of class 10th and 12th class exams.
The government has asked all the concerned deputy Commissioners to form flying squads with Chief Education Officers and police officials and inspect all exam centres.
Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to shift the exam centres in case any unfair means is reported from an exam centre.