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M’laya HC asks CBSE to allow student to appear for Board examition

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

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SHILLONG, Feb 23: The Meghalaya High Court today directed the Regiol Officer of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Regiol Office, Guwahati to allow a student of a city school to sit for the Class-X examition “without fail”, scheduled to be held from March 2.

Shubham Prasad, a student of Class X in BK Bajoria School had written to the Meghalaya High Court seeking its intervention to direct the CBSE and BK Bajoria School to allow him to appear in the CBSE Board Exams.

It may be mentioned on Monday, the Acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice SR Sen Principal summoned the Principal of the school and Secretary of the State Education department on the issue.

Principal, of BK Bajoria School, B.Majaw as well as CCM Mihsill, Secretary Education, government of Meghalaya were present in the court today.

But, the Regiol Officer, Central Board of Secondary Education was not present inspite of sending the notice by fax, the High Court said.

In his order, Acting Chief Justice Sen said that this matter has been taken up on priority basis considering the fact the CBSE examition is scheduled to be held on March 2.

“The Principal of the School expressed her ibility to help the petitioner to sit for the CBSE examition as it is beyond her control,” the Acting Chief Justice said in his order.

“After hearing the submission advanced by learned senior counsel as well as the Principal of the School, I am of the prima facie view that a student has got every right to choose his career provided he can perform and establish his capability,” he added.

The High Court also directed the Regiol Officer of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Regiol Office, Guwahati to file a report on the issue within three days.

Prasad, a student of Class X in B.K. Bajoria Higher Secondary School said in the letter to the High Court that he had appeared for the half-yearly examition in September last year and got very less marks.

Though the student requested for re-correction of his papers, no action was taken by the school.

“Now the school is saying that I cannot appear for CBSE Board exam and they are forcing me to appear for Home exam,” the student had said.

According to the student, since he wanted to appear in the CBSE Board examition, the intervention of the Acting Chief Justice was sought.


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