Get ready for exams

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The much hyped March session for the students would have to wait as the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to continue with the existing system for conduct of examinations in November session for the current academic year.
The government sticking to November session has put the students and the teachers in a tight spot as the notion had been created that Board examinations of all the classes would be held in March next year.
Some people are of the opinion that the recent student protests in the Valley against the rape and murder of an eight year old Kathua girl have made the government reconsider its decision about shifting the exam session to March.
The frequent student protests forced the government to order the closure of the coaching centers across the Valley for three months.
The proposal to hold the exams in the Valley in March session was almost through but the decisions seems to have been reversed at the last moment so that students could be kept busy.
In 2016 and 2017 also Kashmir witnessed massive student protests. In 2016 government held the board exams twice and in 2017 also government announced exams to break the student protests.
In the April month schools have been closed off and on due to which the academic session is yet to commence properly. Holding exams seem to be an attempt to ensure that summer passes off peacefully with students remaining confined to the four walls of their institutions. People at the helm would be hoping that this formula works out and the protests fizzle out in coming days. Time only will tell would November session help the government or not.