Burn Hall students stage anti-school protest

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Srinagar:  Amid anti-school slogans, hundreds of class 10th students from Burn Hall School Monday while refusing to appear in Term I test staged a walkout from the examination centres alleging that school authorities have been overburdening them with frequent and unnecessary tests. The students marched towards Press Enclave Srinagar and staged a massive protest here.

The protesting students told CNS that the school Principal

has thrust pressure on the students from Lower KG to Class 10 with back-to-back examinations-the fresh one that was supposed to take place on June 15 (Monday).

“The students were given a time span of 25 days between the first and second unit tests which were held together from May, 15 to 20. And now, the school had decided to conduct first term examination from June 15 because of which students were highly pressurized,” said the protesting students alleging that the incumbent of Principal of the School is not only arrogant but is the source of frustration for the students.

The protesting students said that they tried their best to persuade the Principal to give some time to the students. “We can’t handle such pressure. How can we prepare ourselves for two to three tests in a month? The Principal doesn’t understand and force us to appear in these tests,” they said.

“The school authorities forced us to took to streets. We refused to appear in the examination that was supposed to commence from June 15 Monday. We fail to understand what the school principal wants to prove by thrusting extra tests upon us. We feel frustrated and appeal to authorities to stop the school Principal from pursuing anti-student policies,” they said.

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