Kashmir is a different country: Bihar question paper gaffe
Taking up responsibility, officials called it a printing error
NEW DELHI: Bihar education is back in news again. This time it is for calling Kashmir a “different country”.
The question paper for Class 7 students in Bihar’s government schools allegedly asked a fill-in-the-bank question: “What are the people of following countries called?”
The sub-questions contained the following: “The people of Kashmir are called the....”
This option was combined with other countries such as China, Nepal, England, etc.
The students were appearing for the half-yearly assessment test given by Bihar education project council (BEPC).
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Taking up responsibility, BEPC officials called it a printing error that occurred due to a missing word. The original question was supposed to contain “countries/states”.
The BEPC looks after the implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, under the right to education (RTE) act. The agency is currently assessing the requirement of two-exams-a-year system aimed at improving state education standards.
The assessment is being conducted over 70,000 government schools in Bihar.