Srinagar, Jan 14: Even though the recent declaration of results of matriculate and intermediate examinations brought smiles to many students in Kashmir, at least 43 government schools have shown zero results in the country. The data released by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) stated that Srinagar district accounts for the highest number of schools to have shown zero results. The district has 13 schools where a single student could not pass the exam.

The data further revealed that only 46 students from schools appeared for the exam. Srinagar was followed by Anantnag and Baramulla district where nine schools each showed the dismal results. Similarly,  Kupwara, Bandipora and Pulwama district has seven and two schools respectively where students could not pass the exam.

Ganderbal, Kulgam and Shopian districts have no schools which showed zero results. However, many schools continued to show dismal results.  112 government schools in the valley only showed 20 percent results.

Commenting on the results, state education department said the situation wants a remedial action, not a knee-jerk reaction. Minister of education Syed Altaf Bukhari said the department has sought an inquiry into the matter.

“See, there is not just a single reason for the zero per cent results. It is not like the teachers have not taught the students…There must be something wrong at the grassroots level,” Kashmir Monitor quoted Bukhari as saying.