Matric Results: Girls outshine boys again, 78.43% pass exams

Srinagar: Girl students fared better than their male counters by a thin margin in the 10th class, the result of which was declared by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) on Saturday.

A total of 72684 students— 37045 boys and 37045 girls —had appeared in the examination held amid covid-19 pandemic last year, officials said. 78.43% cleared the examinations and include 78.74% girls and 78.14% boys respectively, they said.

The government schools have also fared better than previous. 67.25% students out of total 38721 who appeared in the examination cleared it.   Last year 62.76% students from government schools had passed the examination. Students from private schools have done better with 30967 (91.18%) students out of 33963 tasting success in the examination.  19 students have secured 500 out of 500 marks while 24 secured 499 out of 500.

“We only give grades. Don’t publish positions in 10th class,” the officials said.

Meanwhile, as soon as the result were declared, the J&K Board of School Education website crashed again due to heavy traffic, causing great distress among students who had to access the result through other means.

As was not working, angry parents and students complained and ridicule the situation as they could not check result. “We have been put to great trouble and this speaks insensitivity on the part of authorities,” said Gulzar Ahmad, an angry parent.

“We called number of people and luckily one of them had the gazette,” said Azrah, a student. “There should be action against those responsible,” said Ghulam Mohammad, a parent. Despite repeated attempts, no senior official of the J&K BOSE could be contacted for comments as their phones were switched off. (GNS)

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