Mehbooba Mufti govt orders mass promotion of school students
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to waive Term-2 examinations and promote all students studying in Classes 5 to 9 and 11 in state-run schools and recognised private schools in Kashmir.
According to an order issued by the JK School Education Department, all the students from class 5th to 9th and class 11th from all the government schools and the recognized private schools of Kashmir valley shall be elevated to the next level with immediate effect.
“There will be no term II exams for students from nursery to class 9 and 11. They will be elevated to their next class during the commencement of new academic session,” Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Ajaz Ahmad Bhat told local media.
The government in its order said that it has also reviewed its previous decision to do away with“No-Detention” policy from classes 5th to 8th for the current academic year.
“All the students from class 5th to 9th and 11th in all the government schools and recognized private schools of Kashmir Valley shall be elevated to the next level with immediate effect. As a consequence, the new academic calendar for the schools shall commence in Kashmir Valley forthwith,” the order said, adding that the no-detention policy earlier reviewed shall now take effect from the calendar year 2017.
Following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on July 8 schools in the Valley have been shut. In the past three months, at least 26 schools have been set on fire in Kashmir by unknown arsonists. More than 90 people have been killed in unrest in the Valley following Wani’s killing, and over 10,000 have received injuries during protests.