Ques­tion pa­per in Bi­har names Kash­mir among ‘coun­tries’

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

PATNA: Kash­mir er­ro­neously fig­ured as a coun­try in a ques­tion for stu­dents ap­pear­ing in an ex­am­i­na­tion con­ducted un­der the cen­tral govern­ment’s Sarva Shik­sha Ab­hiyan in a Bi­har district.

The class 7 stu­dents were asked to pro­vide the names of the peo­ple re­sid­ing in four “coun­tries”, with Kash­mir fig­ur­ing among the list.

The Bi­har Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­ject Coun­cil (BEPC), which was con­duct­ing the ex­am­i­na­tions, later ac­knowl­edged the er­ror and ex­pressed an apol­ogy.

After a solved ex­am­ple — “The peo­ple of China are called Chi­nese” — the stu­dents of Vaishali district were asked to write what the res­i­dents of Nepal, Eng­land, Kash­mir and In­dia were called. The ques­tion ap­peared in the English pa­per for the half-yearly ex­am­i­na­tions held ear­lier this week. “It was a print­ing er­ror for which we ex­press our deep re­gret. The ques­tion will not be taken into ac­count at the time of eval­u­a­tion,” Ra­jeev Ran­jan Prasad, state pro­gramme of­fi­cer with the BEPC said.

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