99.4% Class-12th students appear in annual exams across Valley

Students of Class 12th appearing for their annual exams in Srinagar on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Shakeel
Students of Class 12th appearing for their annual exams in Srinagar on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Shakeel

Irfan Tramboo
Srinagar, Oct 30: After Class 10th students appeared in their annual examinations yesterday, 48000 Class 12th students wrote their annual examination conducted by J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) in more than 433 centers setup across Kashmir today.
Chairperson, JKBOSE Veena Pandita told Excelsior that the attendance was exceptional and the exams were conducted in a peaceful manner with no untoward incident reported from anywhere during the day.
“We are happy that the students have appeared in the examinations and that they have given preference to their career; they have been quite cooperative and everything went off peacefully during the day,” she said.
She added that a total number 99.4 per cent students appeared in Class 12th examinations on Wednesday, leaving out around 500 students who were marked as absent at various examination centers across Valley.
Amid tight security arrangements, students along with their parents started their journey towards the examination centers early in the morning, with the absence of public transport on the roads making the journey a bit difficult for them.
“For those with their own transport, the absence of public transport is not an issue; I had to walk along with my daughter from Old City to Burn Hall where she was to sit for the exam,” said Muhammad Amin.
The students, however, this time over, rather than complaining that their syllabus should have been slashed, as was complained by the Class 10th students on Tuesday, said that they were given a question paper that was lengthy and took much of their time in getting it done.
“I was nervous as the question paper that was given to us was quite lengthy and it took more time than usual,” said Owais, a science student.
With regard to the security arrangements, forces occupying the major educational institutions in Srinagar were vacated much before the conduct of the examinations. The administration had also imposed section 144 of CrPC in and around all the examination centers.
Pertinent to mention, more than 60000 students appeared in the Class 10th examinations on Tuesday-with the attendance that was recorded as 99 per cent-at more than 400 centers set up across Kashmir. Similarly, 47000 students are also set to appear in the examination from November 10 across 456 centers that have been set up in the Valley.