Copying menace is more in Jammu region than in Kashmir Valley, feel the parents of the students. They have aired their concerns many times in the past, but the successive governments decided to ignore their complaints. Valley based parents have been complaining that while copying in Kashmir was being magnified by media and authorities, while as in Jammu it was being encouraged by the system and media. They have been giving instances about such allegations and have also grouse that the marking of the papers in Kashmir Valley is very strict while as in Jammu division the students are getting the marks on liberal level. Whatever the basis of these allegations, the authorities must address all the issues being flagged by parents in Kashmir Valley.
Chairperson JKBOSE, DESK, DESJ and other concerned were directed by Governor’s Administration to visit various districts to inoculate the concerned officials regarding their duties and to ensure there is no instance of copying at any centre. The administration has emphasized on the need for having coordination at grass root level so that problems if any could be minutely examined. Similarly, Chief Secretary also stressed for conducting of fair examinations so that the students could get their due reward for their hard work.
Earlier, the Secretary Education has said that this year 2, 38,000 students are going to appear in all the three exams in entire Kashmir division along with four districts in Jammu. Giving breakup of the students appearing for three annual exams, the Secretary revealed that for 10th standard 77,000 students would be appearing this year, while as for 11th standard 79,000 students are sitting in the exam. Likewise, for 12th standard exams 81,000 students are sitting for the exams.