Examinees caught in cold, low light

Examinees caught in cold, low light

Students in Budgam centres complain of poor arrangements in Board examinations

BUDGAM: Students of 10th and 12th class writing their board exams in Budgam district are facing hardships because of the poor arrangements in examination centers.
Students from examination centers falling in education zones, Beerwah, Khag, Hardipanzu, Khansahab told Kashmir Reader over phone that they were unable to write their examinations in the absence of proper lighting and heating arrangements.
“We are not even able to concentrate on the question paper, not to mention writing answers properly,” a student complained.
They also alleged that they were made to sit on simple chairs without any desk or an attached writing board.
“Despite the tall claims of government, we are being forced to write our papers on bare floor. With the dip in temperature we huddle in examination centers in chilling cold without any heating arrangement,” Shahid, another student said.
Student from Boys Higher Secondary School Beerwah also complained of poor lighting system in the exam halls.
“During the clouds we can’t even see our papers,” one of the students said.
Complaining about the poor arrangements, due to which they were facing problems, the students said that the education department seems to be in mood to improve infrastructure of the exam centers.
Chief Education Officer Budgam Abdul Rouf Shahmari blamed the sudden change in weather for the problems.
“The snow and the rains dipped the temperature and the examination centers were affected. I will talk to inspector and concerned superintendents regarding this issue,” he said.
“If needed we will provide them heating facilities,” Shahmiri said.


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