Protesting Class 11 Students Ransack JKBOSE Office

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SRINAGAR — Several students who failed to clear the Class 11 exams staged a protest outside Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) office at Bemina here even as some of them later vandalized the Board’s office, reports said.

Scores of students of class 11th on Thursday assembled and raised slogans outside the office of JKBOSE

Reports quoting officials said students who were declared failed or “re-appear” staged a protest inside the premises of JKBOSE and vandalised window panes and glasses of the ground floor of the secrecy department.

Over 60,000 students— 32227 boys and 29874 girls—  had appeared in the exams out of which 39406 students- 19284 boys and 20122 girls have been declared as qualified in the results declared yesterday.

The pass percentage in exams was 63 percent- boys 60 percent and girls 67 percent.

The students were demanding statutory marks to declare them as qualified but such marks are given only in case a student is failing in one subject, one media report quoted a JKBOSE official as saying. The official added that the limit of statutory marks is only 5.

“But students failing in two or more subjects can’t be given this benefit,” the official said.

 

Meanwhile, several videos of the incident have gone viral on social media in which students could be heard smashing the windowpanes of the building and raising pro-Zakir Musa slogans.

 

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