JAMMU: The Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday conducted on spot inspection of arrangements made at the examination centres for smooth and fair conduct of class 12 summer zone board exams, which started from today.
A high level team of officers, including commissioner secretary, School Education, Shaleen Kabra, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, Prof Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, Director School Education, Jammu Babila Rakwal and other senior functionaries accompanied the Minister during the inspection.
The Minister visited various examination centres established at Higher Secondary School, Channi Himmat, High School Kalu Chack, Boys High School Digiana and Girls High School Raipur Satwari, on the city outskirts.
On the first day, the exams were conducted for Geology, Philosophy, Psychology, Education and Music subjects.
In a significant measure to ensure smooth and fair conduct of exams, this year the authorities have established all examination centres in Government schools. In this regard, an extensive exercise was made by JKBOSE in consultation with the School Education Department to arrange adequate infrastructure at accessible schools so that students may not face any inconvenience. The board exams for class 10 are starting from March 2, 2017.
During his visit, the Minister interacted with school heads, invigilator staff and the superintendents to inquire about the arrangements made for the students appearing in the exam.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over the arrangements put in place. However, he directed for taking immediate measures for safe drinking water and lighting where ever such need was felt.
The Minister also inspected the premises of each school and inspected the available accommodation and other infrastructure.
Responding to the demands raised by school heads, the Minister issued on the spot directions for necessary repair of building and making available sufficient number of desks to each institution. He also suggested for installation of Solar light system to ensure round the clock light in the schools. “I will talk to the concerned Minister to explore the possibility of having solar light system in the schools,” he said.