Only 3% students pass; students demand rechecking


Srinagar, December 02: The results declared by the Technical Board of Education, according to hundreds of student studying in different polytechnics of  Kashmir valley, is faulty.

The result of the second and third semesters was declared few days ago in which very few students had passed the examinations. The protesting students have raised questions regarding the evaluation system of the board.

“The result of second and third semesters of polytechnic colleges in Kashmir was declared few day ago and only 3 per cent students have passed the examination. Not only the average ones but the toppers of first semester are also declared fail which is impossible,” alleges a protester.

He added that there must be some fault in the checking and evaluation system.

While protesting, the students raised slogans against the board, they blamed board for jeopardising their career by faulty evaluation. A number of students were also detained by police while foiling the protest march.

Not only the students of govt polytechnic college, but also the students of Kite Polytechnic College, Rangreth also staged protest against the board for declaring that only 16 per cent of the students had cleared the examinations.

The students demanded that there should be rechecking and revaluation of answer sheets by the board on its own.

“The examination results should be declared afresh because it was not possible for so many students to fail, they claimed. The evaluators should be taken to task”, said the group of protesting students.

“Last month, the family of a student, Adnan, who committed suicide after failing erroneously being declared fail in the physics paper, protested in Srinagar as revaluation had shown the student to have not only passed the examination, but that Adnan had topped his class as well. This clearly shows the poor evaluation system of the Technical Board of Education, ” said another student.

He added that the incident had forced them to raise their voice as they were facing injustice on the part of evaluators.

The student also demanded an overhaul of the board and fixing of accountability on those who were assigned the task of checking answer sheets.

The board should be transparent in its procedure of checking and students should be provided the answer sheets. They said they could not let the board staff play with their careers.

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