Following through on their threat to come out on the streets to protest, students of class 11th on Saturday organised a sit-in to press for a postponement of their exam schedule by a few weeks so that they could complete their coursework.
Scores of students from different higher secondary schools assembled at Press Enclave here in the morning. The students were holding placards and banners which read "defer our exams" and "We want Justice." The protesting students asked the authorities, especially JK Board of School Education (BOSE) to reschedule their exams to mid-November.
"We have not completed our syllabus yet but the government is adamant to hold our exams as per their own convenience without considering the students' point of view. We won't be able to perform better in exams," said one of the protesting students.
Director education meanwhile said the protesting students approached him in the office who expressed their apprehension about the pattern of question paper.
"We assured them that the model question papers will be distributed among the students from Monday in all the schools," he said, adding that the syllabus of class 11th students has been completed 85 percent.
He said the department inquired about the status of syllabus completion class 10th and 12th wherein concerned Principals and chief education officers (CEOs) informed that around 90 percent syllabi has been completed in schools.
Meanwhile, the directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) has instructed the heads of the institutions to ensure completion of syllabus within the stipulated time and conduct counselling session of students.