After much speculation, the Jammu and Kashmir government announced on 14 August that it would reduce the syllabus for 10th to 12th standard by 30 per cent in the upcoming annual regular 2020 examinations being conducted by the Board of School Education (BOSE).
The announcement in this regard was made by principal secretary school education department Asgar Samoon on Twitter.
The decision came as the schools remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Earlier, educational institutes remained shut for several months after New Delhi clamped down in Kashmir Valley as it revoked the region’s limited autonomy.
The proposal for a reduction in the syllabus was submitted to the government on the basis of the recommendations put forth by the members of the academic committee of JKBOSE.
Mr. Samoon tweeted: “Syllabus for 10+2 classes exams [reduced] to 70 % for JKUT”.