U.P. Students Are Writing ‘Don’t Fail a Future Jawan’ in Answer Sheets
Since the Pulwama attack, teachers have reportedly come across requests for more marks, with students citing that they want to join the army.
Class X and XII students of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) are using nationalistic emotional pleas involving the Indian Army to appeal to teachers for marks.
Vinod Khanal reporting for the Times of India wrote that Uttar Pradesh teachers have come across requests for more marks in the answer sheets, with students citing that they want to join the army.
The report added that while the old ways of leaving answer sheets blank, or writing about newly-released films and were seen this year as well, students have now started bringing up the army to score more marks.
The TOI report quoted a UP Board evaluator saying, “In many answer sheets, however, especially in examinations conducted after the Pulwama terror attack, students have tried to appeal to the teachers’ emotions by writing many illogical things.”
A student reportedly wrote, “Respected Sir, I want to become a soldier to serve the nation and protect your children and the country from enemies. So, think about your children before giving me marks.”
Another student, reported TOI, wrote, “Sir, if you fail me, you will fail the entire country as a future soldier will be unsuccessful. Then who will guard the country’s frontiers?”