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Kashmir: Date sheet announced for class 10th-12th exams, Students unhappy

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No relaxation in syllabus, students unhappy’ 

Wahid Bhat | Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education (BOSE) announced date sheet for class 10th and 12th exams in Kashmir and winter zone Jammu. 

Exams of 10th class will be commence from October 29 while as exams for class 12th will start from October 30, Class 10th exams will end on November 16 and the class 12th will end on November 28. 

Speaking to Groundreport.in Joint secretary examination Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education (JKBOSE), Syed Rouf Ahmad said that 65,000 students will appear in class 10th exams while 48,000 students will appear in class 12th. 

He added “no relaxation in syllabus will be given to students of 10th and 12th classes”.

The decision by Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education to hold class 10 and class 12 exams from October 29 is  facing flak as parents and students in unison are questioning government’s such “bizarre” move. 

Scores of parents and students said that the government’s decision to hold exams on time should have assessed the situation first instead of taking such an important measure pertaining to the future of thousands of students. 

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They added that when the situation continues to remain uncertain, chaotic and on the edge, how come the government is asking the students to submit exam forms.  “It’s not possible to motivate the students to submit exams form at this juncture. The government should defer the exams from till situation bring normal and take steps to create a congenial atmosphere for students to submit exam forms,” said Qaisar Bhat a student of 12th class. 

One of the parent said, “Government is taking decisions without considering the ground reality. The government should defer the exams from and exams should be conduct after situation will be normal in Kashmir.” 

He added that asking students to submit exams is a routine issue but “now it has become a bone of contention between government and students. Government should reconsider its decision and not use it as a key to show normalcy in Kashmir.

He further added that world knows what is happening in Kashmir so how can we allow our children to go school.  

However students have completed only 40 percent syllabus in schools which needs to be taken into consideration.   

Class work remained suspended in schools since 5 August 2019, when BJP led government scrapped article 370 and article 35A besides divided the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two union Territories (UT) one is Ladkah and Jammu and Kashmir. 

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Authorities closed all the educational institutions as precautionary measure since August 05 this year when article 370 and 35A were scrapped, later authorities ordered to reopening of school upto high school level. 

The state government had decided to open all the schools and colleges in Kashmir valley but students did not turn up, defecting the purpose of the announcement   

However parents are not ready to send children to school, says current situation is not conducive as situation across the valley is for away from normal. 

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