BOSE draws flak after books prescribed for schools prove ‘below standard’


Jammu: After facing criticism over poor quality and below standard text books prescribed for schools, JK Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to review the content and quality of text books this year.

The BOSE has constituted a nine member committee of officials to review all the text books with regard to updation of information regarding the contents of general knowledge and current affairs.

The initiative has been taken to make text books of JKBOSE up to date with the latest happenings around the state, country and the world.

“No leave of any kind shall be entertained during these days in favour of the said official entrusted to review the text books,” an order issued by BOSE authorities said.

Interestingly, JKBOSE has always been in news over poor quality of papers used for publication of text books, besides poor quality material used for making illustrations and pictures in text books.

Recently, the Legislators from ruling as well as opposition parties were all praise for education minister Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari however, they too asked the minister to improve the standard of text books prescribed by JKBOSE for all government schools.

The legislators asked the minister to, “improve the standard of BOSE textbooks to make the academic standard in government schools at par with private schools.”

Meanwhile, director academics in JKBOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer said the BOSE is making all efforts to improve the text books in terms of quality and content and make them applicable in the contemporary world.

“Our government has taken it as a priority to improve the standards of text books,” Peer said.

He said BOSE will consider the feedback of the committee of officials who have been tasked to review the books which will be followed by further course of action.

“Updation of text books is a continuous process but now government has taken an initiative to review the content and make further changes keeping in view the public demands,” he said.

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