The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has announced a syllabus reduction of 30 percent for 10th and 12th class students for the existing academic year. According to the latest reports, Asgar Hassan Samoon the Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Jammu, and Kashmir announced the reduction of the syllabus by 30 percent through his official Twitter handle.
On his micro-blogging website, he posted a tweet that reads, ‘Syllabus for 10+2 reduced to 70 percent in JK UT. This also applies to the 10th class syllabus for exams.’ After the Central Board of Secondary Education, ICSE, and other state boards, it’s the education board of Jammu and Kashmir i.e., JKBOSE to announce syllabus reduction.
The latest announcement has become a major relief for the 10th and 12th class students across the state. Due to the exponential increase in the COVID-19 pandemic cases across the state, the board has decided to aid students by diminishing the syllabus. One of the senior officials of JKBOSE said, ‘The decision will definitely help students to a great extent as the closure of schools due to extended lockdowns has affected their studies.’
The authorities of JKBOSE also suggested the Administrative Council offer an option to the board students to attempt only 60 to 70 percent of the exam paper this year. Earlier, i.e., on 11th March 2020, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir instructed all the educational institutions to shut in the territory that includes schools, colleges, and universities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the educational institutions, teaching, and non-teaching staff were given a break.
On his official social media account, the principal secretary of JKBOSE said, ‘New Education Policy 2020, for higher education at doorsteps of 10+2 students, the existing 777 higher secondary schools need to be upgraded to degree colleges by adding additional classrooms/libraries/ labs in these higher secondary schools immediately.’ To get the latest educational updates, just stay tuned to this website.