While demanding to dismiss Exam Officer-in-charge of Kumbi center, mother of a girl student, who has been reportedly denied additional sheets on her Mathematics examination day of the ongoing High School Leaving Certificate, has maintained that her daughter would not take the remaining subjects Meitei Mayek (March 15) and Home Science (March 19) if the authority fails to terminate the OC with immediate effect.
It was stated by the mother of the “victimized” student during a joint meeting of Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM), parents, authority of Kumbi HSLC examination center and OC of Kumbi Police Station held at examination sub-center, Ideal Academy, Kumbi under Bishnupur district on Friday afternoon.
During the meeting the mother alleged that OC of the examination center intentionally denied providing additional sheets to her daughter, who is a student of Samban Lei Sekpil School, Kumbi on the day of Mathematics examination which was conducted by BOSEM on March 8.
She claimed that Invigilator of exam, who was posted at her daughter’s examination room (No 2), identified as W. Boyai detained the student for around 30 minutes without giving extra papers following an order from Center OC, Khangembam Sharatchandra Singh. During the time undue pressure was exerted on the student. Examination duty officers handed over the additional sheets to the student only after the Secretary of BOSEM intervened. In actual the additional sheet was not available at the Sub-center at the moment when the student demanded.
On top of it, the mother said that her daughter was instructed to reduce the size of her handwriting and write slowly while waiting for arrival of additional sheets at the Sub-center on the examination day of Science which was held on March 4.
The lapses and ignorance from the part of examination center OC led to traumatization of her daughter on two separate days of examination, the mother claimed.
During the meeting, family members of the student demanded compensation in the form of grace mark for loss caused to student during examination hour.