KL NEWS NETWORK
Most of the candidates slated to appear in the matriculation and the twelfth class examinations later this month have already collected their admission cards / roll number slips, top education officer said.
“There are quite a few cards left which will be collected by the candidates within next one day,” Aijaz Ahmad, Director Education Kashmir told Kashmir Life. “Total number of candidates supposed to appear in the examinations is 105 thousand.”
The examinations are slated to start on November 14.
After over four months of unrest, the government offered a concession package to the students after a protracted debate. The Board will hold two examinations – one in November 2016 and another in March 2017. Those appearing in autumn will have to write examination on basis of only half of the syllabus.
Board officials told Kashmir Life that all candidates in districts of Budgam and Kulgam collected their cards unlike Bandipora and Islamabad where it was 99 percent. In twin districts of Shopian and Ganderbal 98 percent cards were issued and collected by the candidates. However, only 97 percent cards have been collected by candidates in Baramulla, Kupwara and Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the education ministry has stepped up its efforts to make the necessary arrangements. Education Commissioner flew from Jammu to take care of things at ground zero. All the deputy commissioners have held special meetings to review the arrangements. Already, the examination related material has been dispatched to the concerned police stations for further distribution. State police has also done the preliminary exercise about security aspect of the major exercise.
District administrations have constituted flying squads and tasked them to take on-spot review of the arrangements.