Jammu & Kashmir State Open School Education For All To achieve universalisation of education, J&K Government notified the establishment of State Open School in 2002. After a period of thirteen years, BOSE finally succeeded in implementing SOS with the aim to achieve 100 percent literacy in the state. The open learning system will open up opportunities to the school dropouts, older persons, failures, women, unemployed, downtrodden people and differently abled children to ensure social justice by democratising education. This lifelong process of learning aims at imparting education to thousands of downtrodden children who have been left out of the formal system of school education.
- Those who are unable to get entry into formal system because of one or other reasons.
- Hold examinations
- Issue certificates
- Maintain equivalence with the formal system
- Identify and promote standards of learning in distance education modes and study centres
- We at SOS are committed to providing excellent, sustainable, inclusive and flexible education up to senior secondary level through Open & Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
- 14 plus age
- Class 8th pass certificate from a school
- Student need not be registered in Class 9
- Identified and established 38 Government. Accredited Centres (19 in Kashmir Division and 19 in Jammu Division) in all districts.
- Admitted nine hundred and eleven candidates in the first batch (2014-15) for the secondary course.
- Distributed textual material to the enrolled students through accredited study centres.
- Conducted one month personal contact programmes for enrolled students through their respective accredited study centres.
- Conducted a number of orientation programmes for the coordinators and tutors of the accredited study centres. These programmes were conducted in Kashmir, Jammu and Leh.
- Formulated bylaws regarding SOS registration, accreditation, academics, examination, etc.
- Conducted examination and declared result of enrolled candidates. The pass % age was 27.52.