Exam controversy: Not in hurry to declare syllabus relaxation: BOSE chairman

Srinagar: Chairman Board of School Education (BOSE) Zahoor Ahmad Chatt Wednesday said that authorities are not in hurry to announce syllabus relaxation for class 10 and class 12 for planed exams as “students know what to read and what not.”

“I don’t know why people are worried about the syllabus relaxation. We are working on it. It may take more two to three days to finalize and declare the relaxation to be given to the students of both classes,” he told KNS.

He said that students know how much syllabus they have covered and what to read for exams. “Students know what to read and what to read. They know how much syllabus they have covered. The announcement of relaxation is no issue for them,” he said while replying to a query.

He said that atmosphere is conducive for the exams. “There are no issues. The only demand is syllabus relaxation that we are going to announce shortly. Students are concentrating and must concentrate on studies and they should prepare themselves for exams,” he said.

Pertinently, students of class 10 and class 12 have claimed to covered only 30-40 percent syllabus.

While the JK government is adamant to hold class 10 and 12 exams in November with relaxation in syllabus for students, BOSE is indecisive over the move, leaving students in a dilemma.

The inordinate delay by BOSE to take a call on the issue has infuriated the students who accuse the BOSE and government for ruining their career.

“First they took a controversial decision to hold exams in November which was not accepted by students. Now there is a delay regarding the relaxation to be given to students in their syllabus. This is sheer injustice with us,” a group of students told KNS.

They said the government is adamant to hold exams in November amid the ongoing tension without considering its impact on students.

“If government had to hold exams in November, the announcement for relaxation in syllabus should have been made earlier. Students are now left in a lurch,” the aggrieved students said.

The students reiterated the government should defer the exams till March and provide some time for students to prepare for their exams. (KNS)