Srinagar, Oct 6: Amid confusion regarding the exams of lower class students, the School Education Department on Thursday said that it will most likely conduct it in March and official orders in this regard are expected this week.
Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) said, “Most likely, all the exams from Classes 1-9 are going to be held in the month of March.”
“We have submitted our proposal to the government and we expect that within one or two days we expect the official orders,” he said.
DSEK further said that the government will decide the winter vacation as per the weather situation.
“For now, we are trying to fill the gap that has been created during the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as the winter vacation for schools is concerned, we will decide it according to the weather situation. We will try to continue schooling till December end,” he said.
Notably, following the shifting of all board exams to March session, the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) had also said that it will likely do away with the October-November session.
In this regard, SCERT has forwarded a proposal to the Principal Secretary, School Education Department.
A joint meeting of all the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) of SCERT was held in virtual mode to seek inputs on adoption of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in winter zone areas of JKUT and formulation of budget estimates 2022-23 Viz 2023-24.
“In the meeting a threadbare discussion was held with all stakeholders for smooth implementation of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in JKUT sync with the Uniform Academic Calendar notified by Government of Jammu & Kashmir (UT) for class 10th 11th and 12th,” reads the minutes of meeting.
It states that all participants in the meeting had agreed for adoption of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in JKUT.
“All the participants in the meeting have agreed to implement Uniform Academic Calendar in rural and urban and winter zone areas in sync with the academic calendar of other classes 9th to 12th as notified by the government,” it reads.