Students welcome AHSEC’s decision to not re-conduct exams
Students of the state are elated with the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council’s (AHSEC) decision to not re- conduct the examinations for class XII for physics, chemistry and mathematics examinations.
At a time when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to re-conduct its papers for economics for class XII and mathematics for class X after an alleged question paper leak, the decision by the AHSEC officials comes as a relief for the students as well their parents.
AHSEC chairman Dayananda Borgohain on March 29 informed that the examinations will not be re-conducted as no concrete proof was found of the question paper leak and it has not been established.
An inquiry committee led by retired district and sessions judge BC Das was set up to investigate the matter. It recommended that the AHSEC should re-conduct the three major Science papers as there were suspicions that the question papers had been leaked from a private educational institution in Goalpara.
A student of a city-based school who appeared for his class XII board examinations told G Plus that this is a welcome decision by the AHSEC. “It is only fair that the examinations are not being re-conducted, especially to the students who had worked hard and studied for months,” said Anmol Sharma.
AHSEC authorities said since the question papers were not leaked after they were dispatched from the examination centres and anomalies were reported only from one institute, hence the examinations would not be-conducted again for all the students.
Officials mentioned that since several students have started preparing for various medical and engineering entrance examinations, re-conducting exams will have an adverse impact on them.
Another student Jyoti Gogoi who appeared for AHSEC examinations said that the officials took the right decision to not re-conduct the examinations as it would have led to a lot of stress and panic among the students.
The AHSEC had constituted a four-member enquiry committee to probe allegations of question paper leaks in the higher secondary exams.
It was alleged that the question papers resembled the model question papers distributed by a coaching institute to its students.
Prior to this, in February, it was alleged that the english question paper was leaked on the first day of the High School leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination after which Secondary Examination Board of Assam (SEBA) had stepped up the security measures.
SEBA officials informed that one person had already been arrested in connection with the case from Cachar. However, the controller of examinations at SEBA Nayan Jyoti Sarmah maintained that the question paper was leaked after one and a half hours of the commencement of the examination.
“As per our information, the question paper was circulated after the examination had already begun. So it cannot be called a paper leak as the students did not have access to the examination questions before the commencement of the paper,” said Sarmah.