HYDERABAD: Anxious parents and students heaved a collective sigh of relief on Monday as the SSC examination passed off without a hitch despite the enforcement of curfew in riot-hit areas in the Old City.
“On Sunday night, we had a discussion with local corporators and some of the civil society members who spoke to the police commissioner in-charge. They assured us that there will be no untoward incident during the examination. Everything passed off peacefully,” Waheed Ansari, principal of Kurmaguda Academy for Relief and Education (KARE) at Saidabad told City Express.
The students had social science II exam this morning. Of the 30 students from KARE, the principal confirmed that all had taken the exam. Most of them managed to reach their Chandrayangutta centre without any problem though there was continuous checking by the police. However, schools had a tough time convincing parents of students bound for centres in and around the curfew-prone area.
“I was quite worried about my son going for his last examination at St Andrew’s school at Saidabad and made sure that he was dropped and picked up at the end of the examination,” said Asiya who lives at Masab Tank. The number of police personnel deployed on the way put her at ease.
“Close to 160 students from my school are appearing for the SSC examination and all except one was present. I am not sure of the reason for which the lone student missed his examination,” said Sajid, principal of St Mark’s High School at Saidabad.
The curfew was back in place after 2 pm in the afternoon as the police personnel urged people to go back to their houses after the students had returned home.