November 11, 2020
The annual board class 10th examination by Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is being conducted from today in Kashmir valley with keeping all the measures of COVID-19 in place.
The officials said, “Since the pandemic broke out, school exams are the first major school related activity that happened in the valley”. They further added that total of 1,06,465 students are expected to appear in the examination, out of total number of appearing students, 74,465 are appearing from the valley and the remaining 32,000 are from winter zones. These exams are expected to be held in 1,145 centers: 814 in the valley and 331 in the winter zones.
The number of examination centers have been approximately doubled as compared to previous year due the social distancing and the precautions to be taken for COVID-19. In order to prevent the spread of this deadly disease, authorities have taken various safety measures that includes social distancing, wearing masks and use of hand sanitizer in the centers, the officials informed.
The government has already announced 40% relaxation in syllabus for annual term and examination centers have also been fumigated to curtail the spread of coronavirus infection, officials added.