The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education. (abbreviated as JK BOSE) is the main board of school education the in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir. and Union Territory of Ladakh. It is based in Jammu & Srinagar and is an autonomous body under the administration of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The board gives affiliation to more than 10200 schools across the state and employs 22856 teachers. The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education was established through a legislation under the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education Act, 1975 with Agha Ashraf Ali as its first chairman.
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The Board consists of:
- The chair of the Board
- The Commissioner/ Secretary to Government School Education Department
- The Director of School Education, Jammu
- The Director of School Education, Kashmir
- A representative from each of the two Universities of Kashmir and Jammu. Each representative is appointed by Council of the University involved.
- Four school teachers, two men and two women. They are appointed by the Government. The male teachers are concerned in the education of boys, and the female teachers in that of girls.
- A well-known expert in education who is not part of the administration, but who is appointed by the Government
- A representative of the Teachers’ Training Institutions. This representative is appointed by the Government.
- One man from among the Principals and Headmasters of teaching institutions in the State, appointed by the Government.
- One woman from among the Principals and Headmistress of teaching institutions in the State, appointed by the Government.
The board is empowered to specify the courses of instruction and create syllabi for them, and to select textbooks for the elementary, and secondary schools and for the higher secondary (school gradation) school examinations; to conduct public examinations and publish the results at the secondary school and higher secondary levels; to grant diplomas or certificates to people who have passed its examinations; to recognize educational institutions at the secondary school and higher secondary levels, and conduct inspections of recognized institutions, ensuring that required facilitates, equipment, and staff are in place, that only the approved books and courses are taught, and that the standards are in accord with the relevant regulations; to remove recognition from schools that do not meet the proper conditions; to supervise and control the recognized institutions; and exercise various other powers given to it by law