All set for smooth matric exam


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2019: All necessary steps have been taken up for a smooth conduct of the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC), 2019 conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur, said board chairman Th. Kirankumar Singh.

The  examination will commence from Tuesday and will end on March 15.

In a news conference held at the board office Kirankumar said the examination will be held in 139 examination centres, wishing to all the students appearing in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC), 2019.

All together 37,323 candidates will be appearing the exam out of which 18, 452 are male and 18, 871 are female candidates. Control room has also been open to liaise all examination related matter.

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The Control Room numbers are 9612021357, 7085351439 and 7005786142.

Highlighting the changes made in the examination, the chairman said that all the pivate examination centres have been converted to board centres thereby, dissolving the private examination committee. He also announced that there is change in the norms of paper evaluation of the science and social science subjects. Papers will be evaluated by subject specific teachers of each branches of Science – physics, biology and chemistry and history, geography, civic and economic in social science, he added.
Th. Kirankumar Singh also informed that this year CCTV cameras will be installed at every evaluation centres. He said by doing so it will help in keeping check the punctuality of the examiners during the evaluation period and monitor the numbers of paper being evaluated.

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He said for smooth and fair conduct of examination, the officials have been teamed up in six different categories of supervising officers.

He warned that if any malpractices are reported then strict action will be taken up including de-recognizing the school by the board. Punitive action will also be taken on the persons involved, he added.

Kirankumar also urged the parents not to pressurize the children and to indulge in malpractices like cheating and lobbying. He also sought for maximum support and cooperation from all the stakeholders, CSOs and appeal not to call for any sorts of bandh, blockade, protest or agitations that could disrupt the examinations.
The Chairman also appealed to the district Administration to impose Section 144 of CrPC around the vicinity of the examination centres.

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He urged the DGP to issue strict warning to the OCs of police station where confidential materials are deposited and instruct the superintendents of police of every police station to deploy police personnels to protect all the examination centers.


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