Srinagar: The locals of Shahgund, Sonawari in Hajin area of district Bandipora have allegedly locked down the building of government high school, Shahgund after the teachers of the school failed to submit class 10 examination forms of four local students.
“The students have been forced to wait amid incessant rains since morning as locals have locked up the school buildings,” says a local resident Ayaz Ahmad.
The school buildings were locked after authorities failed to register four of its students who had decided to take class 10 exams in March. “The government had announced that it is the choice of the student weather he wants to take exams in November or March. Of 72 students, 4 had decided to take exams in March and returned their admit cards. But the school authorities have failed to register their names for March session exam. This is sheer negligence,” said Ab Qadeer, a parent of one of the student.
The exam has already started and students have taken exams of three subjects. “When we approached the school for the same, they sought apologies,” said a student, “they even offered us compensation for the same. But who is going to compensate our lost academic year.”
Despite repeated attempts, the school authorities could not be contacted, However, CEO Bandipora, M Shafi War while taking to Kashmir Life said, “We have taken up the matter with BOSE officials. We will do everything within our capabilities to save their academic year.”