The board examinations for class 10 Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) have begun amid COVID safety measures. This will be the first major educational activity post the lockdown.
Highlights on Class 10 Board Exams
Mumbai: The annual class 10 board exams commenced in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday amid stringent COVID 19 safety measures. The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) examination is the first major educational activity in the state after the pandemic. Normal schooling has suffered across the world due to the pandemic and educational institutions are gradually trying to resume the activities.
The examination will be conducted across 814 centres in the Kashmir valley and 331 centres in the winter zones of Jammu. A total of 1,06,465 students are expected to appear for the examination with 32,000 from Jammu and the rest from the valley. The board has almost doubled the number of examination centres in the light of pandemic. The JK Board has decided to ensure strict adherence to the COVID norms.
The safety of the students will be the top priority which is evident from almost double the number of examination centres. The central guidelines which include compulsory use of masks, social distancing, crowd management at entry and exit points, sanitisation, etc. will be followed at all examination centres. The centres were fumigated before the start of the examination to increase the safety of the students.
Board of school education’s (BOSE) joint secretary examinations in Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad said that the first examination was conducted smoothly as all head of institutions were directed to follow COVID protocol. The state government has also announced a 40% relaxation in the syllabus for the annual examination as online classes amid the lockdown made it difficult to complete the syllabus.
The board examination for class 12 in the state has begun from today.