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Mass promotion announced in Kashmir schools


Mass promotion announced in schools

NL Correspondent

SRINAGAR: Third time in the history of and Kashmir, the government Thursday announced mass promotion of students to next levels and also ordered continuation of “No-Detention” policy for the current academic session.

The move has come as a major relief to students who have missed their classes for over four months due to the ongoing unrest in the Valley, government announced.

“All the students from Class 5 to 9 and Class 11 from all the government schools and recognised private schools of Kashmir valley shall be elevated to the next level with immediate effect,” an official of the School Department said.

The official said the government has waived off the Term-2 examinations for the students of all Classes including 8th, 9th and 11th for all government schools and the recognised private schools of Kashmir for the current academic session.

“As a consequence, the new academic calendar for the schools shall commence in the Kashmir valley forthwith,” he said.

The official said the earlier government order on scrapping of “No Detention” policy for Classes 5th to 9th shall now take effect from the calendar year 2017. Schools in the Valley went on a two-week summer holiday on July 1 but could not resume functioning due to the unrest which was triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani along with his two associates in an encounter with security forces in a village in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on July 8.

Despite opposition from various quarters including students, the government began the annual board examinations as per its schedule this week.

The examinations for the 12th and 10th classes started on November 14 and 15, respectively, and are underway and recorded above average attendance after government decided to provide 50 per cent relaxation in syllabus.

The government has also decided to hold separate examination for class 10 and 12 in March next year if they fail to appear in already scheduled exams in November but the students had to attempt 100 per cent of the question paper at that time.

This is the third time in the history that JK government has announced mass promotions in the state.

It was in 1990-91 when the Valley was in the thick of conflict government couldn't conduct even board exams. So at that time government waived off final exams right from Class I to Class XII.

Then again after 2014 floods, the government announced mass promotion till XI excluding class 10th. During 2014, the mass promotion had benefited around 14 lakh students.

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