99% attendance recorded in class 10 exams
- State, Published on: Tuesday 15th November 16 - 8:35pm
Day went up peacefully: DG (L&O)
Srinagar: Day after 95 per cent students appeared in class 12 exams, barely one per cent students failed to sit in class 10 exams that commenced on Tuesday in the Valley.
Notably, adequate security was made in and around the exam centres to ensure smooth conduct of examination today.
Official data in possession of Globla Kashmir revealed that nearly one per cent of students remained absent from the examinations today.
“Out of total 56277 students, 55500 students appeared in the exams in 558 centres that were allotted by the authorities across the Valley,” data reveals.
It said that at least 98.61 per cent class 10 students across the Valley appeared in the exams today.
Official data said that 777 students didn’t appear in the examinations.
“Out of total 8425 students in Anantnag district, 123 students remained absent. In Bandipora district out of total 3421 students, 60 remained absent while in Baramulla district out of total 9020 students, 121 remained absent from the examinations, data reveals.
The data available with Globla Kashmir further revealed that in Budgam district out of 6069 students, 90 remained absent today while in Ganderbal district 30 students out of 2380 remained absent.
“In Kulgam out of 3286 students, 57 remained absent while in Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar, out of total 7742, 4656, 2693 and 8585 students, 94, 43, 62 and 97 respectively remained absent from the examination today,”
Pertinently, the start of exams marked the first major educational activity in the Valley, where schools remained closed due to the uprising that triggered following the killing of Hizb commander, Burhan Wani in Bumdoora village of Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8 this year.
Notably, class 12th examinations in the Valley started from Monday in which around 95 per cent students appeared in the exams.
DG (Law & Order) Dr S.P Vaid told Globla Kashmir that the examination conducted today went incident free. “There was no untoward incident in any part of the Valley today,” he said.
However, reports informed that Police arrested many youth after there were reports of stone pelting yesterday.
They said huge contingent of forces were deployed in and around the exam centres to ensure smooth conduct of class 10 exams. “At many places in South Kashmir, the security was more strengthened after yesterday’s stone pelting incident near the exam centres,” witnesses said.
Meanwhile, the students complained of inadequate transport facilities.
“We faced tremendous hardships to reach out to our exam centres due to the shortage of transport facilities. Some among the students reached late to their exam centres,” students said.
The students also praised Board of School Education for announcing reduction in their syllabuses and said that it provide them a lot of assistance in writing their papers today. “We hadn’t completed out syllabus and keeping in view of this, BOSE announced relaxation in syllabus thereby helped us a lot in writing the papers,” they said.
Pertinently, the students were taking to streets against the government decision of holding examination in this year and were demanding deferment of exams.
Besides, students the mainstream opposition parties were also demanding deferment of exams till the students won’t complete their syllabus.