Authorities ‘divided’ over class 10, 12 exams

Srinagar: Amid the controversy over the decision to hold annual exams, authorities are divided over the matter as some of the officials suggest planned exams of class 10 and class 12 should be deferred till March 2017.

The officials are also divided on the opinion about the percentage to be given to the students of class 10 and class 12 as concessation for annual exams.

Reliable sources told KNS, that some of the officials are of opinion to announce thirty percent syllabus to the students of both classes.

“Some officials are in favour of forty percent syllabus. They argument is that during the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, the students had no access to school classes or tuition points,” they said.

They informed that some of the officials suggested deferring exams till March 2017.

“Some of the officials are of the opinion that students should be given time to study and prepare for exams rather than merely asking students to pass the exams on concessations,” they said.

“There is no clarity on the matter as officials are themselves divided in opinions. The authorities are yet to select a question paper. Director Education has also written a letter to higher ups, seeking a joint meeting of officials, for the discussion on the matter,” said sources.

No official was ready to come on record on the matter.

Pertinently, amidst student protest against the J&K government’s controversial decision to hold Class 10th and Class 12th examinations in November, teachers in J&K have now come out to accuse the government of “employing pressure tactics” to hold the key examinations under the prevailing unfavorable circumstances.

Students across the Kashmir have been protesting, demanding deferment of exams.

Despite repeated attempts, Chairman Board f school Education didn’t pick the call for comments. (KNS)

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