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Student denied extra paper at examination hall

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‘Victimization of student is intolerable’ says BOSEM Exam controller

To every student the matric examination is considered to be the most important examination in their lives. It is the milestone where the future career of the student is decided.
However, a juvenile girl student of Kumbi center was reportedly crying for around 10-15 minutes following her demand to issue extra paper sheet was out rightly denied by examination duty officers of Ideal Academy sub center, Kumbi.
The unfortunate incident reportedly happened on the day of class X Mathematics examination, which was conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur on March 8, 2016 at the Kumbi Sub-center.
While condemning the conduct of the center OC-in-charge, parents of the student asked the reason for not issuing extra answer sheet to their daughter.
They have the opinion that the student was detained and traumatised for no reason in front of all other students for around 15 minutes.
It is the right of a student to demand extra papers, while the responsibility of the invigilator is to issue the paper without any delay, said the parent.
When contacted one of the teacher-in-charge of the sub-center informed over phone that sheets were not available at the sub-center when the student demanded.
“The class room in-charge teacher of Ideal School, Wahengbam Iboyaima Singh reported the concern officials to give extra sheet soon as the student demanded. Since the sheet was not available at the moment, the student was compelled to detained for sometime while waiting for the sheet to arrived at the location,” said the teacher in-charge under condition of anonymity.
However, a team of DESAM, who were present at the Center for monitoring the conduct of examination, timely intervened and called the Chairman of Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) informing about the incident and the Chairman thereby informed BSEM Controller of Examination, K Tiken to do the needful action at the earliest. Following instruction from BOSEM authority, Officer-in-charge of the examination center issued extra sheet to the student.
After reaching the news here, Imphal Times reporter contacted the Controller of Examination, K Tiken to enquire about the incident. The Examination Controller categorically stated over phone that the exam is for the student and authority has to do at their best to conduct the examination smoothly in the best interest of the students.
“Matric examination is the most important to all students, who are appearing such a major examination for first time in their career. Teachers should ensure the students to appear the examination free and fair without any hassle and mental pressures. Teachers should cooperate and help the students during examination in all matter except in indulging unfair means,” said K Tiken.
Giving an account of the incident the Controller said that the incident was happened due to some lapses from the side of the examination duty officers. The OC of the examination center, Kh Sharatchandra Singh, who is also the Head Master of Ithai Government High School reportedly failed to provide the extra sheet at the sub-center in time.
He also informed that, a team from BSEM would be sent to the center to investigate into the incident.

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