AASU demands probe into HS paper leakage
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 9: With the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), setting a deadline of May 2018 for declaring HSLC/AHM results, the process of evaluation of answer scripts began on Friday. On the contrary, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) is facing the heat from the AASU on ‘leakage’ of question papers.
The HSLC/AHM examitions that began on February 16 this year concluded on March 8. As many as 3,53,533 HSLC/AHM candidates took the examition in as many as 853 centres in the State.
According to SEBA’s Controller of Examition yanjyoti Sarma, the evaluation of HSLC/AHM answer scripts began in as many as 34 zones. “Mathematics scripts are being evaluated digitally in 11 zones separately. The entire process is taking place under beefed-up security so as to prevent anything unwanted from occurring,” Sarma said.
Meanwhile, a team of the AASU met top AHSEC officials on March 7 on the issue of leakage of question papers. The students’ body demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident of leakage of question papers within 48 hours.
In a statement issued to the press on Friday, AASU president Dipanko Kumar th and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said: “Goalpara Science Academy did give model question papers to its students on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics before the examitions. There’s in nothing unusual in it. However, the question paper tallying with the Council’s question papers is something unusual. While the question paper of Chemistry tallies 100 per cent with Council’s paper, Mathematics questions tally 96 per cent. Many questions of Physics also tally with the Council’s paper. Such tallying can’t be tural. And this smacks of forgery of some sort. The situation is fraught with a section of students of the HS School getting the question papers of the three subjects before the start of the examitions. There are reasons to allege a section of so-called renowned HS schools/colleges having involvement in the incident. We raised the issue with the Council on March 7, 2018. They, however, refrained from attaching much importance to our plea. This has led us to raise the demand for an inquiry.”