November 12, 2020
The annual board class 12th 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.
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 students were also seen taking various precautions and following the SOPs which were issued by the government.
Since the pandemic broke out, school exams are the first major school related activity that happened in the valley.
Total of 1, 80,034 students have registered this year for the annual regular exams of 10th and 12th standard in Kashmir valley and winter zones of Jammu division. According to officials, total of 1,06,465 students are expected to appear in the examination of 10th class, 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.The annual exams of 10th class also began in the valley from Wednesday. An official from J&K Board said that many preventive measures have been taken to minimize the spread of the infection.