JAMMU, Feb 6: A delegation under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Private School Coordination Committee, met the Chairman of JKBOSE, Zahoor Ahmed Chat and submitted a Memorandum of Demands seeking exemption of private schools from the external evaluation / Board examination for classes 5th, 6th, and 7th.
The committee stressed upon conducting examinations for classes 9th and 11th on the pattern of Board exam of class 10th and 12th. Moreover, the delegation also demanded autonomy to the management of private schools for prescribing the books for classes 1st to 7th. The delegation suggested the Chairman to frame a panel of experts to analyze the books of private publishers and authorize the management of private schools to prescribe those books, which have been approved by the expert panel.
The members of the delegation apprized the Chairman with the problems faced by the private schools regarding the submission of various safety certificates with limited validity which expire due to the slow process of disposal of Affiliation Files.
The Chairman agreed to give necessary directions to the affiliation committee not to ask for the resubmission of safety certificates in case the validity of such certificates expire during the period it has been under the consideration of the affiliation committee. The Chairman also agreed to the demand of the members of the committee that the private schools need not submit the requisition of text books for class 1st onwards. He also assured to start online process for registration of the students with the State Board from the next session.
Those who attended the meeting, included Swami Parmanand Saraswati, Rameshwar Manhas, Mahipal, Sanjeet Sharma, Manender Singh, Ebbycheirian, Mohan Lal, R K Dubey, Kishore Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Dheeraj Gupta, Dheeraj Rampaul, Balkaran Singh, Ajay Amla, Ganjeet Singh Manhas, Vikrant Sharma and others.