On Exam Phobia and the Confusion in Students’ Minds

On Exam Phobia and the Confusion in Students’ Minds

SOBIA KHATOON A few days ago, on my way to school, I noticed a group of students who were protesting against the decision of JK BOSE to conduct board exams for the students of the eleventh standard. I was stunned to find that they were the same boys who were, just a month ago, bunking […]

KU undergrad students with disputed results fear losing year as PG admissions close in

KU undergrad students with disputed results fear losing year as PG admissions close in

Irshad Khan Srinagar: Several students seeking re-evaluation of their final semester undergraduate papers because of “faulty evaluation” by the University of Kashmir are staring at potential loss of academic year. The final semester (clubbed 5th and 6th semester) students were earlier allowed to appear in the postgraduate entrance examinations provisionally by the university, but for […]

‘Not in larger public interest’: JKBOSE refuses reply to RTI application on awarding of grace marks in classes 10 and 12

‘Not in larger public interest’: JKBOSE refuses reply to RTI application on awarding of grace marks in classes 10 and 12

IRSHAD KHAN SRINAGAR: The J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has denied information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act on ‘grace marks’ awarded to candidates taking the Class 10 and 12 annual examinations over the years, giving rise to speculation about the board possibly ‘manipulating’ and ‘inflating’ the annual examination results. Gulzar Ahmad Wani, […]

Conducting class 11 exam through Board in larger interest of students: DSEK

Conducting class 11 exam through Board in larger interest of students: DSEK

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo Sunday said the decision to hold Class 11th examinations through J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has been taken in the larger academic interest of the students so that they are well prepared for Class 12th and professional competitive examinations. The Director Education said that […]

11th class students demand deferment of annual exams

11th class students demand deferment of annual exams

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The 11th class students from various institutions on Saturday staged a protest demonstration here demanding deferment of exams till Mid-November. Scores of students assembled here in press enclave and chanted slogans against J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE). They also held banners ‘We Want Justice’ and ‘Defer Our Exams’. “We have […]

Board exams: Secretary school edu conducts follow-up meeting with CEOs

SRINAGAR: Pursuant to meeting conducting by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Admad Ganie regarding conduct of annual examination for class 10th, 11th and 12th, Secretary School Education Ajeet Kumar Sahu (IAS) conducted follow-up meeting with all the chief education officers (CEOs) of Kashmir Division and Director School Education Kashmir. An official statement issued here said that […]

Class 5-7 term exams to be conducted by schools

Class 5-7 term exams to be conducted by schools

Irshad Khan Srinagar: The School Education Department has decided to have the Term 1 and Term 2 examinations for classes 5 to 7 conducted by the respective schools now on. An order to this effect was issued by the department on Wednesday. The department had last year ordered that the T1 and T2 examinations be […]

DSEK asks BOSE to defer exams to November

DSEK asks BOSE to defer exams to November

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 […]

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