Don’t Make Exams Issue Of Prestige,Reducing Syllabus Is Futile: KCCI Tells J&K Govt04 November, 2016, By Cross Town News
Srinagar , Nov 04: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today asked the government to reschedule the annual exams and release all the detained students without any further delay.
President, KCCI, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani in a statement stated that the chamber was "deeply pained by un-necessary controversy being created about the education of our children."
“There can be no two opinions about the fact that the education of children is at the core of our heart. But unfortunately, due to the present unrest the education of our children has suffered for no fault of theirs thereby putting their future in jeopardy,” he said.
He said the life of entire population in general and student community in particular has come to a standstill on account of curfews and shutdowns for the past 118 days during which period all the educational institutions have remained closed.
“It serves no one’s purpose to make education and exams a matter of prestige. Even the Government announcement about slashing down of syllabus is futile as it will only harm the interest of the students in the long run,” he said.
Wani said the decision of holding the exams in November will be unfair to a large number of students who have either been injured or have been detained under various provisions of law.
The KCCI appealed to the government not to make the exams as an issue of prestige, and instead asked it to take a realistic approach towards the problem.(PTK)