Imphal, Feb 17
High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur begins today at 140 selected centers. According to BOSEM, a total of 38664 students submitted forms for appearing in the HSLC examination this year. Out of the total students, 19040 are male and 19624 are female. Only 1 disabled candidate is appearing the board examination this time.
For the first time answers scripts are changed from landscape to portrait format and margins are drawn as announced by the Director of Education (S) a few days back. Watermarks of respective subjects are embossed on science and social science answer scripts, he had stated.
The first day begins with English subject. Students while interacting with this reporter after the examination said that they feel better with the answer sheets as they don’t have to waste time drawing margin.
“The questions are not very confusing and as for me I have done well”, Merilina a student appearing the exam told this reporter while coming out after the exam. She, however, said that she was worried about finding her parents who were supposed to pick her up as the school front portion was jammed with lots of people and vehicles parking in an unorganized manner.
Brajeshwar, a parent who was waiting for his daughter said the authority should properly arrange the school entrance gate and the front portion as not only the students but we the parents and guardians feel suffocated. Moreover, a school like Keishamthong Model School and Ibotonsana Girls, are located near roadsides and jammed packed of the vehicles near the school severely disturbed the traffic along the road.
Authority should also take up measures to make the students more convenient.