September 20, 2018

Bihar Board Matriculation examinees protest “out of syllabus” questions

The Matriculation examinees of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) went on a rampage on Monday to protest “out of syllabus” questions in the Mathematics exam as well as “paper leaks” being reported from different districts of the state, ever since the Class X Board exam commenced on February 21.

In Buxar, the students blocked the railway tracks and damaged the station property as well as the vehicles standing on the station premises, following which the police had use cane to bring the crown under control. “The schools do not conduct classes properly and then questions are from beyond the syllabus. We prepared so much but the BSEB is jeopardizing our future with such tactics,” one of the protesters told reporters.

Over 200 Class X students in East Champaran’s Raxaul attacked a police station and burnt files, broke laptops and threw chairs and tables around to lodge their protest. They also created ruckus at the exam centres, blocked main roads and pelted stones on the cops trying to bring the situation under control.

Incidents of ruckus were also reported from Madhubani, Kishanganj, Katihar, Supaul and Sitamarhi districts where the students raised slogans against the Bihar government and the state exam board. Students said paper leak reports had become a daily phenomenon, yet the Board did not issue any clarification on it.

Bihar’s Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav questioned why CM Nitish Kumar was maintaining silence while the education system in the state was in a shambles.

A total of 17.70 lakh students are appearing for the Class X exam at 1,426 centres in the state. The exam will conclude on February 28.

Courtesy: DNA India

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