No Question Of Mass Promotion: Authorities

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Srinagar

Authorities on Friday overruled mass promotion to students amid uncertain situation and said that all examinations would be conducted on time. Meanwhile student community have expressed grave concern over the move and said they have completed less than 50 percent syllabus till August 2019.

According to newsagency Kashmir News Service (KNS), authorities on Friday refuted mass promotion to students amidst uncertain situation in Kashmir Valley. “There is no chance of mass promotion right now as it affects the career of students. However all examinations would be conducted on time,”senior official of school education department.

He added, “Date sheets for class 10th and 12th have already been advertised and students have been asked to get prepare for forthcoming examinations”.

Notably, Board of School Education (BOSE) had already notified schedule for 10th and 12th class whose examinations are going to be held from October, 29 and October 30 respectively.

Official said, the examination of the rest of lower classes would also be conducted on time. “From 5th to 9th classes, examinations would be conducted on time and there will be no relaxation”. He added that “from November 17, examination of class 9th would be commenced”.

Amid topsy-turvy circumstances in Kashmir Valley, besides shops and business establishments are closed, all educational institutes are unable to restart activities. Since August 5, 2019 educational institutions across Kashmir Valley wore a deserted look where students stayed away from classes due to non-availability of public vehicular movement and other communication services.

Official overruled mass promotion to students amidst uncertain situation and said that all examinations would be conducted on time and as per schedule. He further added that “right now no mass promotion or concession in syllabus is on cards. Student’s career is our priority and we can’t play with their future”.

He appealed student community to get prepared for upcoming annual examinations and desist from paying heed to rumors.

However disgruntled students have expressed their disappointment over the decision of authorities and termed it ‘arbitrary’. They said till August 2019, students have completed less than 50 percent of the total syllabus, so how it is possible to appear in exams and qualify with merit”. (KNS)

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