Terming mass promotion till class 7th by the private schools unacceptable, the Director School Education Department Mir Tariq Ali has said the importance of examinations cannot be overlooked and same is must for the proper education system in the state.
According to the KNS reports, as the Private Schools Association had in the recent past declared the grant of ‘mass promotions’ till class 7th, the government has upped ante against the said ‘unanimous decision’ taken by the amalgam of the private schools of Kashmir valley.
It has ridiculed the announcement, cautioning that same would badly hit the course curriculum and the system of education in the flood-ravaged Kashmir.
Talking to a New Delhi based news channel, the Director School Education said according mass promotions to the children till class 7th is against the norms and rules formulated by the government of Jammu and Kashmir. He stressed that exams must be conducted for the fostering of proper system of education in valley.
Commenting over the recent government order wherein exams have been announced in March, the Director indicated that March session will be made a permanent feature.
Substantiating his views, he said that examinations in other division of the state are held in March. He stressed that the government order vis-à-vis examinations could be continued for the coming years as well.
Pertinently, the Cabinet which met under chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah earlier this month decided that annual examinations of undergraduate classes of Kashmir Division Colleges and Winter Zone Colleges of Jammu Division shall be held in March 2015 instead of October-November 2014.