Students protest against board over ‘poor results

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Srinagar: Scores of Students of KITE Polytechnique College Rangreth Thursday staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave here against Technical Board for announcing “poor results”.

Raising anti-Board slogans, the protestors demanded rechecking, revaluation of papers to be carried by Board on its own and announcement of new results.

“Yesterday Board announced results for 2nd and 3rd semester wherein only three percent students have been declared qualified. Students who have been toppers in earlier exams have been put under the category of failures,” said protesters.

The students said that last month when the Board similarly announced poor results, a fellow student Adnan couldn’t bear the news and resorted to suicide. It later turned out that Adnan has actually scored first.

“Today they are doing the same thing again. We demand overhaul of the Board and accountability of those who are assigned to check our answer sheets,” protesters said.

“The present Board officials and paper checkers have proven themselves murders who forced our colleague Adnan to commit suicide,” they alleged.

They also demanded that their answer sheets should be provided to them along with name and contact numbers of paper checker. “Let the Board be transparent. We want to tell them (Board authorities) ‘please don’t commit blunders repeatedly to force the students to meet fate of Adnan’,” they said.

“Adnan was so shocked after he was declared fail in Physics paper that he ended his life. The Board abetted a brilliant student to commit suicide. Four months after Adnan’s death, re-evaluation of the paper reveals that Adnan had not only passed in the subject but also topped his class,” the students said. 

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