JKBOSE Reduces 10 and 12 Syllabus by 30 Percent: As per the latest update, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration has decided to reduce the overall syllabus for 10 and 12 Exams in the state by 30%. The decision has been taken by the administration of the Union Territory in the light of school closures and curtailed classes amid to COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been confirmed by Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon IAS – Principal Secretary; School edn & skill Development, JKUT, in a tweet sent out from his official twitter account. The decision has come across as a major relief for Class 10 and Class 12 students who are due to appear for board exams next year and have not been able to cover the complete syllabus due to the on-going pandemic situation.
this also applies for 10th class syllbus for exams
— Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon IAS (@AsgarSamoon)
August 14, 2020
Other Important Decision Announced Today
In addition to the reduction in the Class 10 and Class 12 Exam Syllabus for the School students, the Education Dept of Jammu and Kashmir took other important decision as well to improve the overall quality of school education in the union territory. The key among them are:
- Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Attar appointed as Chairman of Fee Fixation Committee
- Right To Education Act rules being notified in JKUT very soon
- JKSCERT To be Established Soon to improve quality of education and for curriculum reforms & teacher education
- Higher Education at Doorstep for 10+2 Students under NEP 2020
- Existing 777 Higher Secondary Schools to be Upgraded to Degree Colleges with addition of classrooms, libraries and labs
- 30 DIETs to be developed as teacher training colleges for 3-year integrated B.Ed Programme
JKBOSE Follows CBSE, Other Boards in Reduction of Syllabus
Jammu and Kashmir Board is the latest in a series of School Boards, including the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), who have decided to reduce the syllabus for higher classes in the light of COVID-19 pandemic. CBSE Board has announced an overall reduction of school syllabi by 30%, considering the “extraordinary situation” of COVID-19 pandemic. On similar lines, State Board of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, West Bengal, and Goa have also notified reduction in the school syllabi.