Gurgaon: Girl students block Pataudi Road as 88 of 100 fail class 10 exams
Annoyed with the poor class 10th result, students of Girls Secondary School, Arjun Nagar, Gurgaon protested against the result declared by the Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) and blocked Pataudi road for one hour on Monday morning.Updated: Jul 19, 2017 15:41 IST
A week after the Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) declared its class 10 results, students of one more school erupted in protest over poor pass percentage.
As many as 88 of 100 students at the Girls’ Secondary School, Arjun Nagar, who appeared for the exams this year, failed.
Around 10 girls then launched a protest demanding re-evaluation of papers and staged a demonstration on Pataudi Road, blocking traffic for nearly an hour on Monday morning.
A team of police personnel and Rapid Action Force (RAF) was rushed to the spot to clear the road. The girls later went to the district education officer and submitted a memorandum to him. The students also met sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), North, Bharat Bhushan Gogia and requested that their answer papers be checked again.
“I scored 99 in one subject and just 12 in another. How is it possible that I have failed despite securing distinction in one subject? We need to get our answer papers re-evaluated. My exams went well and I had studied hard throughout the year,” Rupal Tiwari, a student of class 10, who was declared failed on May 22, said.
Chanchal(15), a student of class 10 who got compartment in four subjects, meaning he will have to repeat the papers next year, said, “I have secured more than 75% marks in two subjects and I have never failed even a class test .The teachers count me as one of their favourite students. I have no clue how I scored just 3 in Maths and science subjects”.
The teachers rushed to the Mini Secretariat after getting word that the students had been detained by police teams.
“We were shocked when the parents arrived in school and informed us about the protest. The students who protested are among our best and brightest. We cannot believe they fared so poorly in the exams. Their parents cannot afford to spend for the re-evaluation of their answer scripts. The students are disheartened,” Sangeeta Thakral, the English teacher at the school, said.
“The administration should definitely have a re-look at their results and have the papers re-checked,” Thakral said.
Gogia, meanwhile, spoke to the secretary, HBSE, and requested him to look into the matter. He asked the students to submit applications, seeking re-evaluation, and assured that they will be forwarded to the HBSE for necessary action.
However, the district education officer, Neelam Bhandari, said, “We have received several complaints from students who are unhappy with the results and we will redress their grievances. There must have been a clerical error while compiling the results. We have sent an application to the deputy commissioner and our headquarters, requesting action, and we hope there will be relief for students soon.”
On May 24, parents of Class 10 students of a government school at Rawli in Mewat district had locked the main gate and had demanded transfer of two teachers after the school recorded the lowest pass percentage in the class 10 HBSE exam. Only one of its 40 students managed to pass this year and even he got compartments in two subjects.
First Published: May 29, 2017 23:02 IST