According to media reports, the Inter Board Coordination Committee has decided to bar all students under the age of 14 from sitting in the Board exams for class 9. That is a most unfair decision. I am going to miss being 14 by two months but it will cost me one full academic year. Who will be responsible for this loss? I am greatly disturbed by this decision and have lost all interest in studies. The same dilemma must be faced by thousands of other students of classes 6, 7, 8, 9 who will be affected by this senseless decision. We request CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry to take suo moto notice of this and save our precious academic year. -SIRAJUDDIN JAN, Bajaur Agency, via e-mail, May 21.