BOSE warns students against unaffiliated schools

Srinagar: Ahead of upcoming academic session, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has warned students against taking admissions in unaffiliated high and higher secondary schools in Kashmir.
A recent public notice issued by Joint Secretary (General) at JKBOSE warned the students seeking admission for classes 9-12 that they will “wholly and solely responsible for any consequences” in case of taking an admission at an unaffiliated institution.
“And JKBOSE will not entertain any claim in this regard,” reads the notice.
The board has advised students to confirm the status of affiliation of particular school from concerned board officials or the JKBOSEs’ official website ‘’ where it has made available the list of affiliated schools.
A top official at the JKBOSE told Kashmir Reader that there were around 900 government and private high and higher secondary schools affiliated with the board.
While government schools rarely defaulted on affiliating themselves with the board, the official said that the public notice was issued to specifically warn students against unaffiliated private schools.
Commenting on the risk of seeking admission at unaffiliated schools, the official said that the students taking admission at such institutions had “virtually no registration with the board and their admission is not regularised”.
Besides, students of such unaffiliated schools remain in dark and are not eligible to appear in the exams, he said.
He further informed that the affiliation to private schools was granted to schools on the basis of infrastructure and academic viability defined by the board as per the already notified parameters in this regard including managing body, physical infrastructure including class rooms, libraries, drinking water facility, washrooms and examination halls.
The schools, he said, were also supposed to renew the affiliation after every 2-5 years depending on the existing infrastructure at the institution at the time.
Pertinently, high and higher secondary schools are affiliated with JKBOSE while as elementary schools in the valley come under the purview of the Directorate of School Education Kashmir.

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