JAMMU: The Government has waived off the Term-2 examination for the students of classes 8th, 9th and 11th for all Government schools and the recognized private schools of Kashmir valley for the current academic session. The Government has also ordered continuation of “No-Detention” policy from classes 5th to 8th for the current academic session.
According to an order issued by the 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. “As a consequence the new academic calendar for the schools shall commence in the Kashmir valley forthwith,” the order states adding that the Government Order No: 338-Edu of 2016 Dated: 16-09-2016, wherein, the “No-Detention” policy was reviewed shall now take effect from the calendar year 2017.
According to the order, the decision was taken in view of the fact that the students of a large number of educational institutions in the Kashmir valley could not attend their classes after the summer vacation of 2016 because of the unrest. “Prior to the onset of the summer vacations in the Valley, partial assessment of students for Term-1 (T-1) was made for classes 8th, 9th and 11th. However, the classes for completion of syllabi for T-2 could not be held in the majority of the schools in Kashmir valley due to the unrest,” it said adding that the admission for the new academic session is usually done in the month of November in the Winter Zone, and it is imperative that the new session commences on time so that the academic interest of the students can be safeguarded.
As per the order issued today, the educational institutions in the valley have been asked to hold additional remedial classes during the winters to compensate the loss suffered by the students because of the prolonged unrest.