CBSE asks for 2 weeks time: Protest continues

By: Admin 02 June, 2017

Hundreds of Class XII CBSE students from across Odisha along with their parents continued their protest against the goof-up in their results outside the Board's regional office here for the third consecutive day on Wednesday. Though the board officials have sought two weeks' time to resolve the issue, they have failed to explain the reason behind the gaffe.

 

Highlights
  • Hundreds of students along with their parents from Odisha have been protesting outside the CBSE office for three consecutive days now.
  • Many students have been awarded single digit marks, which seems to a mix up by the Board.
  • They have asked for two weeks time to resolve the issue, but did not explain this major problem.
  • Students are angry at the Board, as now they have missed deadlines for college admissions.
  • A delegation of parents and students met CM Naveen Patnaik and submitted a memorandum to him asking him to look into the matter.
  • CBSE authorities have refused to re-evaluate the answer sheets as the Board has been stopped this policy.

"The career of hundreds of bright students, who have been awarded single-digit marks in some subjects, is at stake. We demand the re-evaluation of answer sheets and rectification of the mistakes at the earliest," said Sudarshan Das, convener of a parents' association.

Students have complained of large-scale discrepancies in marks. While have been given single digit marks in some subjects, in others their score is above 90. They have also alleged that some students have been given the same mark in all subjects and scored much less than what they expected.

 

The CBSE authorities however, refused to do any re-evaluation of answer sheets. "Re-evaluation of answers has been stopped as a policy decision and we cannot do it. But we can allow re-addition of marks and also provide photocopies of answer sheets to students. If they point out any mistake, they can contact the committees formed in each of the ten regional offices of CBSE across the country," said K K Chaudhury, CBSE controller of examination from the board's New Delhi office.

 

Chaudhury along with deputy secretary D K Goyal reached the city on Wednesday and discussed the matter with their local office and parents association. A delegation of parents and students met chief minister Naveen Patnaik and submitted a memorandum to him asking him to look into the matter. Naveen on Tuesday wrote to union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar seeking urgent necessary action to provide relief to affected students.

 

Students can apply for verification of marks from May 31 to June 5 while they can obtain photocopy of the answer sheets by applying from June 14 to June 19. Each student have to pay Rs 500 for re-addition of marks per subject and Rs 700 for obtaining photo copy of answer sheets in each subject.

 

 

This news has been taken from Times of India website. Read the original here.