Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Monday ruled out mass promotion and decided to hold the annual examinations for class 10th and 12th of Kashmir Division on time.
"The examinations of class 10th and 12th (regular candidates) will be held well in time and there will be no mass promotion", a spokesman of the Board said.
He said the decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Education and Public Enterprises Peerzada Mohammad Syeed in Srinagar on Monday.
The spokesman said threadbare discussions were held with regard to various issues and it was decided that the date for submission of admission-cum-examination forms for the classes 10th and 12th regular candidates of Kashmir Division has been extended up to September 14.
The meeting also decided that there will be single paper scheme for the two classes. However, there will be ample choice to the students in coming Secondary and Higher Secondary annual examination for Kashmir division, he added.
Peerzada appealed to the parents not to pay heed to the rumours regarding mass promotion of students and send their wards to schools regularly in order to complete the syllabus.
He also directed the teaching and non-teaching staff for conducting extra classes.