Jammu and Kashmir govt decides to cancel class 11 and 12 board exams 2021

As per the official order, all government and recognised private schools up to class 12 falling in the Jammu division (summer zone) would observe summer vacation from June 8 to July 25 as per past practice.

Jammu and Kashmir govt decides to cancel class 11 and 12 board exams 2021
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New Delhi: Keeping in mind the coronavirus situation in the Union Territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, decided to cancel the Class 11 and 12 Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) board 2021. Issuing a statement, the Jammu and Kashmir L-G’s office said in a tweet “In view of safety and well-being of students due to Covid pandemic, all pending JKBOSE Examinations session 2020-21 (Regular/Private) for final exams of class XI and XII across JKUT for which examination/results are awaited, are cancelled”. It further states that the detailed procedure for publishing results along with a scheme of marking will be completed by JKBOSE shortly.

Recently, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir announced a 48-day summer vacation for all the educational institutions up to Class 12. As per the official order, all government and recognised private schools up to class 12 falling in the Jammu division (summer zone) would observe summer vacation from June 8 to July 25 as per past practice.

In April this year, the board had cancelled Class 10 board exams 2021 in view of the ongoing pandemic situation. The Jammu Kashmir Board of Secondary Education had started the class 10th exams on April 3 but later stated that the ongoing class 10th exams have been cancelled. The class 10th exams were to conclude on April 24. However, the exams have been interrupted mid-way due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a high-level meeting on June 1 decided to cancel the Class 12 CBSE board exams. Other boards like CISCE and NIOS also followed suit and cancelled the board exams. Several other states like Tamil Nadu, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh among others have also scrapped the state board exams.