Bihar students protest poor class XII results
With poor results in Bihar's plus two examination in which 64 per cent of students have failed, threatening career of many students, including some who have appeared in JEE mains, agitated examinees on Wednesday staged violent protest leading to police lathicharge.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saw the results as a outcome of tightening of conduct of examination without use of unfair means as well strict evaluation of papers.
The CM held meeting with Education minister Ashok Choudhary, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and Principal Secretary Education R K Mahajan on the results during the day. Kumar told reporters emerging from the cabinet meeting those who think they got less mark could apply for rechecking.
In addition, compartment examinations would be held soon so that the failed students get opportunity to get through.
He said, "It's a positive aspect that no irregularity took place in the examination this time." "Students could register complaint online after two days from today and board would carry rectification within a month time so that deserving students do not suffer from pursuing future career," Education minister Ashok Choudhary said.
Choudhary said the Board would bend its rule and allow students to take compartment examination in two subjects in place of one allowed earlier and result would be given in one month time.
The state capital and some district headquarters today witnessed protest by examinees over poor results.
In Patna a large number of students gathered outside the Inter Council office to protest unsatisfactory results. Some tried to climb main gate but were prevented by police.
Agitating students gained strength after hundreds of youth workers of Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav joined the protestors. Members of ABVP, student wing of RSS and AISF, Left wing students organisation, sat on dharna at Kargil chowk in support of the examinees.
They pelted stones at the council office following which police lathicharged them.About half-a-dozen students were detained by police but latter released.