Manipur students likely to miss CBSE examinations
IMPHAL, February 24
Students of five Manipur schools are unlikely to appear in the upcoming Class X and XII examinations, 2014-15, conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) as they are yet to receive their admit cards for the examinations which is scheduled to begin from March first week next. Sources said the unfortunate students were admitted to five schools that are not recognized by CBSE but their examinations forms were being submitted to CBSE through affiliation to schools recognized by the state board.
The state authority is also unlikely to save the academic careers of the students as they couldn’t intervene due to limited time factor. Chances of taking up the intervention steps to save the academic careers is almost very minimal due to limited time, according to spokesperson of the ruling government Moirangthem Okendro Singh who also holds Education portfolio. Minister Okendro said a CBSE letter which came through state Chief Secretary on February 17 demands review of the numbers of schools (under CBSE) in the state and submit the list within three days time.
“This cannot be possible due to limited time period,” says the spokesperson while addressing a press conference held at SSA conference hall in Imphal this afternoon. Only two schools affiliated to CBSE were permitted to open in a district following a cabinet decision on March 5, 2011. Now there are 17 schools in Imphal East district alone.
The move to intervene the issue of non-issuance of CBSE admits card in the state was vey late and the chances of saving students academic careers are almost nil. Minister however informed that the government is planning to constitute a high level inquiry committee to look into the issue and book the responsible persons. He said government will take action on the responsible schools involved in the issue as they violate the rules. The sudden increase of number of the so called schools affiliated to CBSE also helps in declining the quality education in the state, minister felt. In the last few years the number of students appearing in Board of Secondary Education Manipur(BOSEM) examination has been declining year by year. The government and the Education department in particularly is very much concerned about such development, he added. From this year onwards, the department has appointed 25 observers for the 25 CBSE examination centres in the state as per suggestion from the CBSE, he said. Education Secretary H Deelep, Chairman of Council of Highesr Secondary Education Manipur (CoHSEM) Arthur, Secretary BOSEM Ch Sarat, Secretary CoHSEM Kh Sarangjit and Joint Secretary Education Abdus Salam also attended the day’s press conference.