Following Norms or Taking Revenge? KGP Students Disallowed to Sit in Exams

Zafar Aafaq



Scores of Engineering Students of Kashmir Government Poly-technique (KGP) College Tuesday held protests in press colony against J&K State Board of Technical Education (JKSBOTE) and their college administration for disallowing them from appearing in examination for falling short to meet the required class attendance.

However, students also expressed apologies for being non-punctual in the classroom.

“We were ignorant about strict norms about shortage of attendance, we are sorry,” said Iftikhar Hussain, a student.

In June last year a student of KGP committed suicide after he failed in exams. It later turned out that the result had been erroneous and he had actually passed.

Saqib, a student of KGP, told Kashmir Life, “now our teachers are taking revenge against us by not allowing us to sit in the examination.”

“There are around 145 students who are being disallowed from appearing in examination,” said another student.

Students demanded JKSBOTE to “shrug off stubbornness” and allow them to sit in examination.

When Kashmir Life spoke to Joint Director (Poly), SMT Andrabi, he said that the board was enforcing all the parameters strictly to get better results and quality improvement.

(Zafar Aafaq is an Intern with Kashmir Life.)


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