Srinagar, Nov 14: After adequate security arrangement in the valley, nearly one lakh students likely to make their presence for secondary school exams that are beginning in Kashmir on Monday.
“One lakh five hundred students are taking these exams,” Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) said.
“Over 45,000 students are appearing for class 12th exams beginning at 11 a.m. at 484 centres.”
“While over 55,000 students are appearing for class 10th exams which begin here tomorrow (Tuesday),” the chairman added.
He informed that 98 per cent students have taken their admit cards for the exams.
Since all educational institutions including schools were ordered to remain close since July 9, BOSE has decided to allow a 50 per cent cut in the syllabus for those students likely to sit for the secondary exams.
Elaborate arrangements of security were done to conduct exams calmly.
Dozens of schools have been burnt by miscreants during the last two months.
State Education Minister Naeem Akhtar has received a lot of criticism from the separatist leaders and also a threat from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for trying to re-open the schools.