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Wahid Bhat | Srinagar

Students in J&K, particularly in the Valley, are in a dilemma as authorities have decided to go ahead with annual examinations even as almost half of the syllabus is yet to be completed.

Students of 10th and 12th class from Kashmir valley want exams deferred for at least one and half month so that students can study properly and complete syllabus.

One of the students Azan Hamid said that government should defer exams for now so that students can’t suffer, added or overeat should provide some relaxation in syllabus so that students can able to prepare themselves for exams.

He added if govt can’t postpone exams at least provide some reduction in syllabus so that question papers are set accordingly.

Scores of parents and students told Groundreport.in that the government ‘s decision to hold exams from October 29 this should have assessed the situation first instead of taking such an important measure pertaining to th 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 date or provide some relaxation in syllabus.”

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 after two months authorities ordered to reopening of all schools and colleges in the Kashmir.

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.