Class XI students protest in Sopore, demand mass promotion
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 15: The government is likely to conduct the class 10th and class 12th examinations in the first week of November.
The decision to this effect has been taken in view of the panchayat and urban local body elections, which is likely to be held in the last week of November.
Highly placed sources said it was decided in a meeting called by the administrative secretary School Education to review the conduct of annual examinations in Kashmir Division and winter zone of Jammu Division.
The meeting was attended by officials of JKBOSE, Deputy Commissioners, joint director school education Kashmir and CEOs participated through video conferencing.
Chairperson JKBOSE, secretary JKBOSE and Director school education Jammu also participated from Jammu through video conferencing.
Meanwhile, scores of Class 11th students from Boys Higher Secondary School and Girls Higher Secondary School Sopore on Monday staged a protest at Iqbal Market in north Kashmir’s Sopore town and demanded their promotion to the next class.
The protesting students said that the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) must consider their mass promotion demand at an earliest or else it will have a huge impact on their academics.
The protesting students marched from their institutions to Bus Stand and raised slogans. They said they are not ready for the examinations. “It has been almost a year now and are now asked to appear in the annual exams without having proper preparation for it,” said a student.
The students said that JKBOSE is playing with the career of students by forcing them to appear in the examinations without attending a single lecture for so many months now.
“There is no proper internet and many of the students failed to attend the online classes due to unavailability of high speed internet,” protesting students said and appealed to the concerned JKBOSE to fulfill their demands.
Meanwhile, the traffic was also disrupted due to the protest by the students. (Inputs from KNS/KNO)