Exam Row: Reduction in syllabus fails to ‘appease’ students

Srinagar: The move by government to reduce syllabus for the students appearing in Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations have failed to ‘appease’ students as they continue to press for deferment of planned exams.

Scores of delegation visited KNS office on Friday, urging Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to personally “take pains in the matter and prove a good leader at least for student community.”

They said that at a time when government is busy “in politics of law and order situation, justifying every forces action against unarmed Kashmiris, education must be put out from any dirty politics.”

“The reduction of syllabus is no resolution to our issue. We want to be educated and not only qualified. If we are asked to skip five chapters in each book, we are losing 25 important basic educational topics,” a group of students told KNS.

“We reiterate our demand for deferment of exams till March next year. The authorities are making lame excuses to justify holding of exams on time. The fact is they are themselves aware about everything but are mixing politics with the facts,” they added.

Another groups of students said that reduction in syllabus has failed to appease them. “Government wanted to appease us by declaring reduction in syllabus. We want to tell it that the move has failed to appease us,” they said.

Ignoring the students appeal for deferring exams to March, the government on Thursday declared that there will be no postponement of exams and announced reduction in syllabus for the students appearing in Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations. (KNS)

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