The much awaited Board exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) began today. Over 24 lakh candidates are appearing for the exams, out of which more than 10 lakh consist of Class XII students and over 13 lakh students belong to Class X.
In Manipur also, thousands of students are appearing in the exams, but some 2000 students have been ditched by their respective schools. Their admit cards have not been issued by their schools-- Central Institute of Science, Galaxy Senior Secondary School, Akash Institute of Science and Arts, Ram Krishna Higher Secondary School and Asian Co-Educational Institute.
The schools had planned to allow the students to appear in the class 10 and 12 examinations through two recognised schools--MM Higher Secondary School and Little Rose Higher Secondary School. However, the CBSE rejected the plan.
The imbroglio has been going on for the past few weeks ever since CBSE-affiliated schools started issuing the exam admit cards.
According to sources, a fact-finding committee with the Education (S) Director as chairman has been constituted to investigate into the matter. The committee, headed by Education (S) Director N Prabin, would investigate why the students are not given admit cards and whether there were any lapses on the part of school authorities.
Education Minister Moirangthem Okendro said the State Government has already written to CBSE to take up befitting action against MM Higher Secondary School and Little Rose Higher Secondary House.
The parents and guardians of the students, who have not received their admit cards for this year’s Class X and XII examinations of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), have urged the State Government to request the Chairman of CBSE to conduct special examination for their aggrieved wards.
Earlier in the last week of February, some unidentified miscreants not only vandalised Akash Higher Secondary School, but also set afire its administrative block. The entrance gate of Central Institute of Science was torched by some unidentified persons the previous night.