62% students pass 10th class exams

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Jan 9: Over 62 percent students, who appeared in 10th class examinations conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) in Kashmir division last year, were declared successful today.
A BOSE official said that 69056 students including 35997 boys and 33059 girls appeared in the examinations of which 63.33 per cent boys and 62.52 per cent girls passed.
An official said that 25542 students including 13164 boys and 12378 girls failed to clear the examinations and 3998 students including 2072 boys and 1926 girls have to reappear in one or two subjects.
The results were announced today for the examinations which were conducted in November-December last year. The BOSE, however, continued with the system of grades instead of the usual marks system in the papers and have decided not to declare the toppers.
Insha Mushtaq, the teenage girl completely blinded by pellets during the 2016 protests in Kashmir, has qualified her class 10 examination. Reacting on the result, her father Mushtaq Ahmad said that their happiness knew no bounds. “This¬† is beyond our expectations. The results will inspire Insha to study more,” he said.
However, she will have to appear in Mathematics paper again. She has been declared qualified with a note that “she needs to improve”.


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