Sitting exams can be nerve-racking in the best oftimes, but tens of thousands of students in Indianadministered Kashmir have had to cope with violentunrest and school closures. And as a result, theymissed out on large parts of the curriculum. Theywere offered the chance to defer the tests, butalmost all decided to go ahead as planned. OurSouth Asia editor reports.
There're still tight restrictions across Indian administered Kashmir and there was extra securityin place as thousands of pupils turned up to sit their exams at special centres. Most havestruggled to prepare. Life under curfew is far from normal. And their schools have been closedfor the past four months since unrest escalated in July following the death of a popular militantleader. Some teachers have offered informal and unpaid tuition at local mosques or public halls.They gather together local students to help them revise. These exams do matter. They play alarge part in determining whether a student gets a place at college or university or indeed a job.The students were given a choice. They can either take the exams now and only be tested onhalf the usual syllabus or defer the process and sit the full examination next March. Almost alldecided to go ahead now. One uncertainty though is how the rest of India will judge theresults. If someone gets a good mark for example, will that be considered just as impressiveas a student with the same mark from another part of India who covered the whole syllabus?
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