Students protest cancellation of Bijbehara exam centre

Students protest cancellation of Bijbehara exam centre

SRINAGAR: The students of Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara on Friday staged protest demonstration here against the Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) for cancelling their examination centre of Education and Geography.

Assembling at press enclave here, the protesting students of 12th class said they appeared in bi-annual exam on 30 March 2019 at Public English Medium School Bijbehara under centre number 1120/Hse- II.

The official of JKBOSE came in our examination centre where some students were found mass copying, leading to the cancellation of the exam centre, they said.

“The role of our examination centre is 60 students. If some students have resorted to mass copying, why JKBOSE official didn’t take proper action at that time against those students,” Junaid Ahmad Dar, a student from Government Higher Secondary School Bijbehara, said.

“What was our fault? We have worked very hard for our exams. The cancellation of examination centre was a shock for us,” another student Muzamil Javid said.

On April 5, 2019, the Joint Secretary of Examinations of JKBOSE issued a notification no. F (JSECan-HSE-2)B/19 which reads: “It is hereby notified for information of all concerned stake holders that the examination of ‘Education and Geography’ papers of Higher Secondary examination part-2 (class 12th) Bi-Annual session 2018-2019 held on 30-03-2019 of centre 1120/HSE-2 of Public English medium school, Bijbehara is cancelled’.”

“The action has been taken in the view of the reports received from the inspection teams regarding mass copying restored to by the examinees,” the notification further said.

The JKBOSE must take review its decision as it is injustice with those students who have worked hard for exams and were not involved in mass copying, the protesting students said.

When contacted, the Joint Secretary JKBOSE Syed Rouf said, “We have received information of mass copying from our team who were inspecting the examination centre.”

“We have already cancelled all those centres where reports of mass copying were received. Further course of action will be decided later,” he said.