Srinagar: Barely a week after the state’s education Minister announced re-examination of class 12th Chemistry paper, as many as 5000 students have submitted their applications to the Board of School Education (BOSE) expressing their desire to appear in the examination.
The option for holding re-examination of class 12th Chemistry paper was announced by the minister following protests by students in Srinagar and elsewhere.
The Chemistry paper for class 12th students was held on November 6. However, the students after appearing in the examination had complained that the question paper was out of syllabus and some questions posed in the paper were of “high standard.”
Earlier students expressed their resentment against BOSE forcing them to constitute a committee to investigate the matter. However, the government later invited application from the students who want to appear in the examination again.
“The last date for submission of application was November 20 and over 5000 students have submitted application to appear in the Chemistry paper again,” Joint Secretary BOSE Syed Rouf said.
He said they are consolidating the number of applications submitted by the students at different branch offices of BOSE in their respective areas.
“We had given option to students either to submit application at their nearby sub office of BOSE or at head office of BOSE in Srinagar till November 20. We are collecting applications from sub offices as well,” he said.
He said there was lukewarm response from the students till November 18 but the rush increased during the last moments.
“Earlier the number of such students was not above 100 but during the last days it increased up to 5000 which changed the scenario,” he said.
Rouf however, said the BOSE Chairman will hold a meeting with the Minister and Secretary School education to decide about further course of action.
“Final decision will be taken by the government,” he said.
Almost over 30000 students who had opted for chemistry subject had appeared in the examination for paper on November 6 this year. “Now let us see what the government will decide.”
Joint Secretary examination further said they have to start a fresh exercise to hold separate exam for this paper.
“Subsequently it will cause delay in announcement of results as well,” he said. Interestingly, the minister for education at the onset of annual regular (2017) class 12 examinations maintained that the results will be declared within a month after culmination of the exams.
The class 12th exam started from November 01 while as for class 10th the exams began from November 2.