Senior citizens appeal CM, lecturers’ forum
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Srinagar, Oct 11: Terming as plausible the demand of Plus Two Lecturers’ Forum for replacement of officers of higher education department working in the board on different positions by the officers of school education department, the Srinagar City Senior Citizens’ Forum has appealed to the chief minister for intervention to settle the matter in the larger interest of the students.
In a statement today, a spokesman of the senior citizens said, “Since BOSE, which is an autonomous body, is associated with school education department, it should naturally have officers from the school education department only as it had them in the past. If BOSE constitution has also provision for officers from higher education or any other department, the government should come with a clarification.”
The spokesman has appealed to the president Lecturers’ Forum Muhammad Usman Malik not to resort to the extreme steps like boycott of forthcoming examinations to press his demand and withdraw his call for it. He also appealed to the government to invite the agitating officers of the school education department for talks to resolve the issue before the innocent students are made to suffer for no fault of their.
Meanwhile, the Forum urged the board of school education (BOSE) authorities to effect some modifications in the date sheet of forthcoming class 12th annual examination in the larger interest of student community.
The spokesman said, “There should be some changes in the date sheet vis-à-vis papers that have no break. There is no break between Information Technology-A and Mathematics- A. The fact is that the syllabus of mathematics is so lengthy that a student requires at least two days’ break to recapitulate it before appearing in its examination. Same is the case with other papers that have no break in the date sheet. The students appearing in papers on Fridays would find very little time to prepare for next paper if it falls on next day—Saturday. He said had the date sheet setters a little information about the subjects, they would have kept such things in consideration. But it is unfortunate that the date sheet is set by uninitiated officials generally the clerks.
The Forum expressed serious concern over the BOSE authorities’ apathy to change the Math Text Book Series by A K Roy at plus two level, notwithstanding the fact that it evoked debates and experts recommended its immediate replacement. “Even a director education wrote an official note to the BOSE, highlighting all the flaws in the A K Roy’s series and recommending its replacement by a series which is rich in content and better in other respects. But his pleas fell on deaf ears,” said the spokesman, adding that the enrollment in the mathematics has been dwindling abnormally in all schools at plus two level since the year A K Roy’s series was prescribed by the board.
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