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DSEK asks BOSE to defer exams to November

By Reader Correspondent

September 13, 2018

IRSHAD KHAN

SRINAGAR: The J&K State Board of School Education (BOSE) is mulling to defer the annual examinations for Class 10 and 12, after a request by Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DESK). The Board has tentatively scheduled the examinations for second week of October, but the Education department has now written to the Board that the students have not fully covered their syllabus due to law and order problems. A letter written by Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo has requested the BOSE to defer the Class 10 and 12 examinations to the first week of November. In the letter, Itoo said that “due to law and order problem in the valley, the syllabus is yet to be covered fully as per the requirement…”, and that the students “have started feeling panic” at the BOSE scheduling the exams in October. “In the larger interest of students, it is requested that the examination for class 10th may be conducted from first week of November, 2018, and for class 12th from 15th of November 2018,” reads the letter. Secretary JKBOSE Riyaz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the DSEK’s request to defer the annual examinations was “under consideration”. Some students Kashmir Reader spoke to also said that they had not covered their syllabus in the current academic session, and requested the Board to defer the examinations.