While the education department is indecisive over holding annual exams for lower classes, Private Schools Association has decided to start new academic session giving 'provisional promotion' to the students.
The association has decided that students enrolled in private schools will be given the books and syllabus for their new classes.
"The students will get a chance to move forward with their studies. The students have been pushed to the wall in the ongoing unrest as all the schools remained closed for past four months," said G N Var, President Private Schools Association.
He said they will open their schools during the deal hours announced by joint resistance group in their weekly calendar. "Our schools will remain open during deal hours so that students can get their books and syllabus for new classes," Var said.
Meanwhile, the missionary private schools in Srinagar have distanced themselves from the private schools association saying they will follow the government directions regarding the issue.
"We have not decided anything. We will wait for the education department to take a decision on this," said Parvez Kaul, Principal Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary Srinagar.
Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School too said that they will promote students to next classes as per the directions from the school education department.
"We are not part of this association. We will wait for government to decide about lower class students including class 9 and 11," said a functionary of Presentation Convent School.
Most of the private schools including missionary schools have already uploaded Self Assessment Paper for students of all the classes excluding class 10 and 12.
Meanwhile, Var said they have announced only provisional promotion to the students. "Later if government decides to hold exams for these lower class students we can evaluate them on basis of continuous comprehensive evaluation as we have been doing in past," he said.
Var said the association has decided to waive off the fee of the students who were affected in the ongoing turmoil. "Besides, we will also provide free coaching to these affected students," he said.