12th class students’ stages protest against school authorities in Bandipora

SRINAGAR, DEC 03: Students of 12th class today staged a protest against the school authorities in Bandipora district of North Kashmir.

The students of Arin higher secondary school staged a protest outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to demand justice. The protesting students while speaking to News agency Press Trust of Kashmir said “School authorities detained them unnecessarily to appear borad exams even after allowing them to appear in the golden test”.

One of the student Sami Khan said, “we were not allowed to submit exam forms for annual session of class 12th by school even after we appeared in the golden test. Later, principal said that you will be given chance during bi-annual exams as we qualify golden exams as well”.

The students said that they were on the verge of losing an academic year as authorities at the Board of school education (BOSE) refused to accept their forms for biannual exams. “When we approached BOSE authorities to submit our forms for bi-annual exams we were denied the chance,” said another student.

He said that the BOSE authorities told them they were not eligible to sit in exams for bi-annual exams as there has been a delay on part of the school authorities for submitting their details with the BOSE.

A group of students said “our career is now at stake and we might lose an academic year, we have depressed” while appealing the BOSE authorities to look into the matter and help save their careers.

Speaking to News agency Press Trust of Kashmir Incharge Joint Secretary, Examinations, Syed Abdul Rouf said that “students can appear in exams as we have already extend the exams date till & December”. He further added that “I will look into this matter and also talk with  CEO Bandipora”.