Jammu: Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday said the annual exams for students of class 11th will be conducted by the JK Board of School Education (BOSE) from the current academic session in Kashmir and winter zone Jammu.
The minister made this announcement in his online interaction with students after he inaugurated the JK Knowledge Network (JKKN) hub in the premises of JKBOSE Jammu.
“The government has decided that the annual examination of class 11th students will be conducted by JKBOSE from the present current academic session,” he said during his online interaction with the students through JKKN.
“Now the students of class 11th will take their studies in schools and prepare well for their examination. It will also increase one more responsibility on JKBOSE as well,” the Minister said.
The minister said the decision will apply for students in Jammu region from next academic session as well.
He said the JKKN hub, was a unique and new platform for students of government schools wherein they can get exposed to other parts of the world and hold interaction session with the students from within and outside state and country.
“BOSE is not a dumping zone but education department sends its cream here to work for the benefit of students. JKKN is one such example,” the Minister said.
The minister lauded the officials of BOSE and said the institution was one of the best given their contribution in education sector.
“There are some issues including fee for reevaluation of answer scripts and other students related issued which need to be relooked. The students are charged huge amount for these things,” he said.
“But I know if government won’t pay the money BOSE can’t generate its revenue,” he added.
Earlier in her welcome address, Chairman BOSE Veena Pandita briefed about the initiatives taken by JKBOSE for the betterment of the students.
“We have started the process of online submission of re-evaluation forms and other certificates. Process for registration in class 9th and verification of other certificates is also available online,” she said.
She said BOSE has conducted 41 workshops to review the syllabus and various other text books.
“We have updated 32 text books and have got 19 new titles which will be issued in next academic session,” she said.
Director academics, JKBOSE Farooq Ahmad Peer presented vote of thanks on the occasion.