Srinagar: The students of Class 11th on Monday staged a protest in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, demanding their promotion to the next class.
Reports said dozens of students from Boys Higher Secondary School and Girls Higher Secondary School staged a protest in Sopore town.
Students said that the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) must consider their mass promotion demand at an earliest or else it will have a huge impact on their academics.
The protesting students marched from their institutions to Bus Stand and raised slogans. They said they are not ready for the examinations. “It has been almost a year now and are now asked to appear in the annual exams without having proper preparation for it,” said a student.
The students said that JKBOSE is playing with the career of students by forcing them to appear in the examinations without attending a single lecture for so many months now.
“There is no proper internet and many of the students failed to attend the online classes due to unavailability of high speed internet,” protesting students said and appealed to the concerned JKBOSE to fulfill their demands.
Meanwhile, Class 11th students from Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district also staged a protest to press for their demands of mass promotion.
Scores of students assembled in front of Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office Ganderbal and raised slogans in favour of mass promotion.
The protesting students said that in view of the prevailing situation, they (students) suffered a lot and their academic session was adversely affected.
They said mass promotion is the only solution to their sufferings. “We are suffering from mental agony, we want the Board of School Education to announce mass promotion at an earliest,” the protesting students said.
“We are not mentally prepared for the examinations,” they said, while appealing the BOSE to announce mass promotion and start a new session so that the students can be engaged in academic activities