Four schools in Jammu and Kashmir would reportedly be adopting the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) system in 2018 that is the next academic year. This is the first time that the Education Ministry of J&K has approved to get the CBSE system for any of its schools. “We have to have a start, our kids are losing for not having this”, said a senior education ministry official from the state.
The J&K State Board is being criticised since quite a long time mainly because of causing delays in updating the syllabus. The CBSE syllabus is revised from time to time to meet the education standards of the current times. The state has thus taken the decision to adopt the same.
As per the sources, Amira Kadal Girls Higher Secondary School and SP Higher Secondary School can be the two schools in J&K that may adopt the CBSE system. However, no official statement is out yet on the names of the schools that would be adopting this system. A senior official from the ministry has just mentioned that, “On a pilot basis we have decided to introduce it in four schools across the state, two each in Jammu and Srinagar.”
The J&K State Board of School Education had adopted the NCERT system long back. Though they have improvised the syllabus to a certain level, it has not been revised to the level it should be.
With the introduction of CBSE system in the state, the NCERT system will have competition. It should hopefully help in improving the system. This would mean that the students from the state would be better prepared for taking up the challenging competitive examinations held to provide admission to various courses. Their chances of cracking such exams and chasing their dream career would increase manifolds with this step taken by the state.