IMPHAL, Feb 22: The Manipuri Students Federation (MSF) spokesperson and general secretary, Aheibam Boinao has demanded that the court case filed by guardians and principals acting on behalf of the students who have been bared by MSF from appearing in the forthcoming HSLC Examination, 2012 should be withdrawn immediately.
In a press conference today, the spokesperson allegedly identified the main instigator behind their move as N Tomba of Jain Mahavir Higher Secondary School who is also the adviser to a students-guardian body and the All Manipur Recognised Private Schools Welfare Association (AMPSWA). He demanded that Tomba should clarify his stand to the MSF and the public immediately, failing which he will be banned from involvement in any matter related with education. The spokersperson also asked the students-guardians body and AMPSWA to remove Tomba from his positions as adviser immediately.
MSF had imposed restrictions on 4300 students who had been preparing to appear for the this year’s HSLC examination in 27 schools located in hill districts by flouting registration norms. The spokesperson declared that 21 teachers and agents who had facilitated the illegal registration of the students have approached the MSF with an assurance that there will be no repetition of the violations. The remaining teachers and agents involved in racket should do the same immediately before the announced deadline, he stated.
It was found that the alleged agents prepared the registration of these students for 8th, 9th and 10th classes right up to the issue of Admit Cards for the HSLC Examination by charging money ranging from Rs. 7,000-10,000 per student. Over and above this, the spokesperson also alleged that the results of such students can be pre-determined by shelling out another Rs. 1,000-3,000 per subject depending on the whether the student chooses to sit for the examination or in absentia.
He appealed to BOSEM not to buckle under any pressure from individuals or organizations on behalf of such students and declared that MSF was ready to the Board should it require any help.
The spokesperson further warned of appropriate action should CBSE schools register students who are already registered under BOSEM.