Examine demand of students on merit: CPI(M) to Govt

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Srinagar, Sep 28 (UNI) Concerned over students' loss of studies due to recent agitation in the valley, the CPI(M) today asked the University and the Board of School Education authorities to examine on merit the demand of students for rescheduling the annual examinations.

State Secretary of the CPI(M) Mohammad Yousuf Targami said the Board and University should allow some parts of syllabi non-evaluative or provide open choice in different question papers or allow students to attempt a particular percentage of marks in each question paper in view of the fact that educational institutions have not been able to cover the entire syllabi prescribed for various examinations.

He said everybody knew that schools, colleges and even the University could not take classes because of the unfortunate circumstances that prevailed in the State.

He said while it might not be desirable to dilute standards by downgrading the syllabi prescribed, it was also not appropriate to set an examination based on syllabi which has not been covered.

Forcing students to appear in an examination for which they are not fully prepared will lead to poor result, Mr Targami said and asked schools and colleges to take extra classes to finish the syllabus.

We need to consider the ground situation and take a rational decision. I am sure a way can be found to provide some relief to the students with out compromising the standards set.

Let the authorities concerned critically examine the issue and take teachers and students in to confidence to end the uncertainty.

He warned that not attending to the genuine requests of the students will unnecessarily complicate the issue and force students on agitation path, which was not only undesirable but detrimental to their interest.

Students of almost all educational institutions in the Kashmir valley took to the streets demanding cut in the syallbus because of the time lost due to recent distubances.


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