JIRIBAM, March 5: As in other parts of the state, the High School Leaving Certificate Examination and the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur are also underway in the Jiribam Sub-division.
The exams this year has however several eyebrows though, for a unique reason.
The exams this year are being conducted in a more conducive and stricter condition against copying, and other unfair means which in return has created a furor from sections of the students’ guardians and parents.
According to the parents and guardians, though teachers have failed to perform their duties throughout the year, the exams have been stringent this year which is unfair on the students and ended up evoking strong resentment for their strict action during the current examinations.
Even though the state government with the aim of providing proper education in the sub-division has been posting teachers in Jiribam sub-division, most teachers who are from Imphal instead of being present at their respective posting schools have placed their own replacements, the parents said.
Out of a total of 475 students in Jiribam Private Centres, 468 are appearing in the class X exams; 162 students out of 172 are appearing exams in Class XII Arts; 94 students are appearing for their Class XII Science exams while 20 students are also appearing for their Class XII Commerce exams.
The Jiribam Pvt Centre OC on March 18 had called a meeting at the Jiribam Government Higher Secondary School where it was resolved that as part of an effort to bring quality education in the sub division, the board exams will be conducted under a stringent supervision and students will not be allowed to use any unfair means during the exams.
Complying with the resolution, the exams are being conducted in a stringent manner which has raised speculations that the number of students who failed the students will increase.
At this juncture, certain students and sections of the society have even started raising their voices at the teachers for not allowing copying and use of unfair means in the centres.
On the other hand, private centres in Jiribam have constituted Examination Committees for the proper conduct of the exam. Student bodies including the AMSU, MSF, DESAM also conducted inspections of the exam centres and expressed their support for the smooth and stringent conduct of the exams.
In the meantime, there are also reports of direct and indirect threats against the stringent conduct of the examinations.