SRINAGAR, : After embracing NCERT for years, J&K’s Education Ministry has finally decided to get the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) into the state.
On a pilot basis, four schools will have CBSE systems in place from the next academic year, highest placed sources in the government said.
“We have to have a start, our kids are losing for not having this,” a senior education ministry official told Kashmir Wire. “On a pilot basis we have decided to introduce it in four school across the state, two each in Jammu and Srinagar.”
Though the official said he is not in a position to offer any idea about which two schools in Jammu will adopt the CBSE systems and norms, he hinted that the SP Higher Secondary School and the Amira Kadal Girls Higher Secondary School could be the two from Kashmir.
J&K’s State Board of School Education (SBOSE) had adopted the NCERT systems and curriculum many decades back. It has at the best been amended to a limited level but not improved and changed as has happened in the rest of the India.
Currently more than 100 schools across J&K have adopted the CBSE system. These include most of public schools run by army, KendryaVidalayas’, JawaharNovodiyaVidalayas and the chain of Delhi Public School in the state.
The BOSE has been facing a lot of criticism for delaying updating syllabus and getting the texts on the best of printing formats. With the introduction of the CBSE system, the NCERT will have a competition, the next door, and possibly, help it fasten the improvements in the system.
Unlike NCERT system, CBSE has an early spring examination system.