Authorities Divided Over Exam Dates

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Srinagar: Amid raging controversy over the decision to hold annual exams, authorities are divided over the matter as some of them suggest planned exams of classes 10 and 12 should be deferred till March 2017.

There is also divided opinion about the percentage to be given to the students of classes 10 and 12 as concessation for annual exams.

KNS reports that some of the officials favour forty percent syllabus for both classes.

“Some officials are in favour of forty percent syllabus. They argume that during the ongoing unrest in Kashmir the students had no access to school classes or tuition points.

Some of the officials suggested deferring exams till March 2017.

“Some of the officials are of the opinion that the students should be given time to study and prepare for exams rather than merely asking students to pass the exams on concessations,” they said.

“There is no clarity on the matter so far. The authorities are yet to select a question paper. Director School Education has also written a letter tohis superiors, seeking a joint meeting of officials, for the discussion on the matter,” said sources.

No official was ready to come on record on the matter.

Significantly J&K government’s controversial decision to hold Class 10th and 12th examinations in November despite ongoing unrest, teachers in J&K have now come out in open accusing the state government of “employing pressure tactics” to hold the key examinations.

Students across the Kashmir have been protesting demanding deferment of exams.

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