Govt to examine reasons for drop in board examinees: The government has started an exercise to examine the reasons for the drop in the number of students appearing in the J&K Board Examination and take suitable measures to revert the declining trend.
The move comes after the government observed that the number of students appearing in class 10th and 12th examinations had witnessed a dwindling trend, throwing a major challenge to the government.
In the wake of this, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on January 27 chaired a meeting of the committee of secretaries to discuss the serious issue and other challenges being faced by the School Education Department (SED).
The government has now sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the SED and came up with observations regarding the drop in the number of students appearing in the J&K Board annual examination.
Greater Kashmir earlier reported about the issue of the declining number of students in the annual board examination. The government schools had illegally prevented a minimum of 13,000 students of class 10th from appearing in the annual (regular 2018) examination to achieve a 17 percent increase in pass percentage. The story was published based on the student enrollment data available with the erstwhile State Institute of Education (SIE) and J&K Board.