Board issues fresh marks certificate to student, reduces her score

Board issues fresh marks certificate to student, reduces her score

Baramulla: In a span of two months, the State Board of School Education has issued two marks certificates to a student from this north Kashmir district with her score reduced from 282 to 245.
Irshrat Ahad, daughter of Abdul Ahad Sheikh of Nitnosa, Handwara, was declared successful in the 12th class results declared in late 2015.
Subsequently on January 22, 2016, she received a marks certificate confirming that she got 282 marks out of the maximum 500.
However, a month later, she was called to the board’s Srinagar office where she was handed over a fresh marks card as per which her score is only 245.
“They forced me to be quiet about it,” she said. “Neither I nor my family had approached the board for any re-evaluation, yet they issued me a new marks card with reduced scores.”
The board doesn’t want to speak about it.
Its spokesman, Showkat Usman, refused to entertain any queries when called by this correspondent on Sunday evening.