Pulwama: In yet another instance of negligence, the Headmaster and staff at the Government High School Padgampora Awantipora have put the career of at least six students at stake by disallowing them to appear in the annual board examinations last year.
Giving details of their ordeal, the students told ‘Kashmir Vision’ that they completed all the formalities but the Headmaster of the High school Padgampora disallowed them from collecting their roll number slips and appear in the 10th annual examination due to unknown reasons.
They added that they submitted examination fees and submitted the examination forms like other students but unfortunately they didn’t get their roll number slips.
Nadia Maqbool, one of the student said that “after submitting the form, we started to prepare for the examinations but a few days prior to the examinations, I went to the school to get my roll number slip, however, the Headmaster of the institute there informed us that we cannot sit in examination were facing shortage in attendance.”
Among the six students, one of the students claimed to have 85% attendance. “I still can’t believe that I was listed among the students who were disallowed to sit in the exams because of the shortage in attendance,” the students said.
However, the students also claimed that their roll numbers slips were sent to the school while their results were also made public on the result day, which is contrary to the claims of the school administration.
Urfi Jan another student said, “How were roll slips prepared and how are our marks sheets made available on the website.”
Parents of these students said that despite the poor conditions, they managed to educate their wards but unfortunately the school administration put their career at stake for unknown reasons.
They urged the concerned authorities to take the cognizance of the matter and fulfill their demand at an earliest.
They also demanded action against Principal and staff of the institution.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Pulwama said that he has already directed the Principal to take up the issue with Board of School Education (BOSE).
He assured that action would be taken against principal and staff, if found guilty.