Syllabus relaxation in the pipeline, will announce soon final decision: BOSS Chairperson
Scores of students from 10th , 11th and 12th standard class in Kashmir Friday urged JKBOSE authorities to provide them relaxation in syllabus in upcoming annual board exams.
As per the students, they were shocked as JKBOSE has released examination forms notification a few days back. They said the board is yet to announce any relaxation and curtailment in syllabus like Central Board of School Education (CBSE) .
Mahia Fayaz, a 12th class student from Srinagar told Rising Kashmir that authorities have failed to provide any relief to students in view of Covid19 and low internet speed.
“We haven't attended schools since August last year and least did we attend our tuitions just for two months and this Covid19 pandemic occurred,” she said.
Mahia said there was no relaxation in syllabus as none of them have attended online classes due to crumbling low internet speed.
“While CBSE board had issued a notification regarding exams before 5 months with 30% relaxation and also they have 4G facility outside J&K for students,” she said..
As per her, they can easily prepare for their boards with 30℅ syllabus reduction and with good internet, but it seems JKBOSE officials are in deep slumber.
“On 2G internet, we have not understood a single topic and we want relaxation in syllabus. If they want our exams to be held in the March session, JKBOSE should issue a proper relaxation notification regarding it,” Mahia said.
Since the Covid19 started, schools decided to conduct online exams, but most students in Kashmir could not attend the classes following the 2G internet connections.
Another student Mudabir Majeed, a class 10th student stated that JKBOSE is yet to announce any relaxation and delay in examinations so that they prepare well for exams.
“I have not attended a single class on 2G internet as it has become very difficult to understand the topic. There should be some 50% relaxation in syllabus in view of consecutive lockdowns in the valley,” he said.
Basit Ahmad, class 11th students said authorities at JKBOSE should lessen their syllabus by 50 percent to “give us a sigh of relief”.
“If CBSE board can curtail 30% syllabus, why is JKBOSE hesitating to do the same. How can we prepare without going to school and without attending online classes,” he said.
Ahmad said everyone is not lucky to have broadband facilities in their homes. We are poor students and authorities should understand this grave issue, he said.
The students urged authorities to fulfill their “genuine demand”. “We are hopeful that the administration will look into the issue and fulfill our demand,” they said.
JKBOSE Chairperson, Veena Pandita told Rising Kashmir that they are working on the issue and it is in our pipeline.
“We have a meeting on Monday and we will also submit a proposal to authorities. Hopefully, issue will be addressed on priority,” she said.