SRINAGAR – All arrangements, including security, have been finalized for the smooth conduct of Class 10th and Class 12th examination in Kashmir valley, where restrictions under 144 CrPc will be imposed in and around centres so that any kind of eventuality is averted, an official said on Saturday.
The decision to conduct examination was made by authorities despite majority educational institutes remaining deserted due to uneasy situation in the valley following scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35 A on August 5. The annual examinations for Class 10th and Class 12th will commence from October 29 and October 30 respectively in the valley.
Meanwhile, after private schools, now different Colleges and Universities have asked students to collect study materials, including video tutorials, in Kashmir valley, where passenger traffic, including the buses of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) buses, remained off the roads for 83rd day on Saturday.
The official said that the Deputy Commissioners of different districts of the valley have held meetings and reviewed arrangements for the smooth conduct of the board examinations in their respective areas. “Arrangements are being for providing transport facility to the students appearing in the examinations,” he said.
Meanwhile, a District Control Room has been being established in Baramulla, which will provide necessary support during the process. Teams have also been constituted in all districts to devise a viable mechanism in their respective jurisdictions to conduct the examination without any hassle.
He said that 27 centers have been identified for 10th Board exams at 21 locations besides 15 centers are identified for 12th Board exams at 12 locations across Ganderbal district in different education institutions.
The Principal Government Degree College Bijbehara said that all the students of BG-3rd, 5th and 6th Semester have been informed to collect the study material pertaining to their concerned subjects from the college for their convenience. “The students of these semesters are asked to contact their respective Head of the Departments for collection of the material at an earliest,” he said.
Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has also asked its students to collect study material, including video tutorials, from a rented building in Nowgam, bypass. IUST is currently operating from this building as according to officials of the institute, the situation in not conducive for reopening of the university in Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
Similarly some other colleges have asked its students to collect study materials from the respective educational institutes as the students continued to stay away.
The government ordered closure of all educational institutions on August 5, when centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A, besides divided the state into two Union Territories. However, educational institutions reopened in winter capital, Jammu and Ladakh after about two weeks in a phased manner but remained closed in the valley.
After remaining closed for more than a month, government ordered reopening of primary and middle schools first followed by High and Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) and on October 9 colleges in the valley, where life remained crippled due to spontaneous strike from August 5.
However, students continued to stay away and did not attended their classes in private and government institutions as parents were not ready to send their children to schools due to uneasy situation in the valley, including Srinagar.
Many private schools have rented rooms in different localities to conduct examination for students while others have said that they will promote students on the basis of home assignments submitted by children.
But, despite schools remaining deserted, the Board of School Education (BOSE) issued date sheet for class 10th and 12 examinations in the last week of this month.
Advisor to Governor Farooq Ahmad Khan has on many occasions said that that government had reopened schools and colleges and it was for the students to attend their classes.
He also ruled out any mass promotion and relaxation in syllabus and said such a measure will not be helpful for students who have to complete in different professional examinations.
The official said that in order to ensure smooth conduct of annual examinations for class 10th and 12th scheduled to be held from October 29th, 2019 and October 30th, 2019 respectively, section 144 CrPC will be imposed in and around examination centres in Kashmir.
Ensure Hassle Free Arrangements For BOSE exams: Div Com To DCs
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to ensure hassle free arrangements for the upcoming BOSE examinations.
The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while chairing a meeting to review arrangements for upcoming Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations which will commence from October 29 across Kashmir Division.
In the meeting, it was given out that Education department and Board of School Education shall share the details of examination centres and invigilators and Superintendent to the respective Deputy Commissioners including SSPs in order to facilitate the process of examination. The information shall include the name of the examination centre, location and name of the invigilators with contact Numbers and class wise number of students appearing in the examination.
Secretary BOSE was asked to ensure deposition of examination material with the respective Police Stations well before the exams. After conclusion of the examination, said filled-in material shall be deposited in the same Police Station.
The meeting was informed that Deputy Commissioners have established control rooms headed by the ADC which shall include the respective Chief Education Officer, Assistant Secretary BOSE, Officer from Police and concerned SRTC besides ARTO.
In addition to the checking squads framed by the BOSE and DSEK, the concerned DC shall constitute flying squads to check and prevent copying at the examination centres.
Deputy Commissioner shall impose Section 144 around the examination centres and shall deploy magistrates to each examination centre. Besides, sufficient Police deployment shall be made around the examination centre to deal any law and order situation.
For hassle free transportation services to students, SRTC shall deploy adequate number of buses in each district as per the demand.
Director School Education and Secretary BOSE were asked to ensure that heating arrangements put in place well before the commencement of examination.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, GM SRTC, RTO Kashmir, SSP Srinagar, SSP Traffic, Joint Director Fire and Emergency Services, SE PDD, Assistant Commissioner (central) with Div Com and other concerned officers were present in the meeting where as other Deputy Commissioners of the Kashmir Division participated the meeting through video conferencing.