Govt schoolheads jittery as DGSE sends dates to conduct Class 10, 12 pre-boards
The latest directions by the Director General School Education (DGSE) for conducting pre-boards for Classes 10 and 12 in February has left the government schoolheads jittery, as some of the schools have already started conducting exams.punjab Updated: Jan 22, 2014 18:50 IST
The latest directions by the Director General School Education (DGSE) for conducting pre-boards for Classes 10 and 12 in February has left the government schoolheads jittery, as some of the schools have already started conducting exams.
Punjab DGSE Kumar Rahul on Wednesday directed the schools to conduct pre-boards for Class 10 from February 6 to February 13 and for Class 12 from January 30 to February 7.
But a few schools in the district are already through with the pre-board exams of Class 12, and Class 10 exams are going on.
One of the government school headmistresses requesting anonymity, said, "We are done with Class 12 pre-board exams, while Class 10 pre-boards will end on January 25. So, we are in confusion whether to conduct exams again or not."
A principal of government school, who wished not to be named, said, "The DGSE office must have informed us earlier, as we are already done with the pre-boards for both classes. We will send a feedback to the DGSE office regarding exams, but if they will ask us to conduct pre-boards again, then we will conduct the exams on the dates prescribed by them. But it is not an easy task because teachers need time to check question papers."
It is pertinent that practical exams for Classes 10 and 12 will start from February 15, and it will become difficult for schools to conduct pre-boards exams.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, district education officer (DEO), secondary, said, "The schools have to follow the DGSE's directions. If the schools have already conducted exams, they will have to again conduct pre-boards for both classes. In this way students can revise the syllabus."
Contacted Kumar Rahul, DGSE, Punjab, was not available for comments.