Passport and visa delays make teacher miss out on high profile exam

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IMPHAL, April 9: In an embarrassing incident, a computer teacher of Slopeland Public School, Khongjom in Thoubal district, who was selected for participation in the worldwide Computer Based Entrance Examination, 2015 organized by Joint Entrance Examination Union, CBSE New Delhi in Singapore from April 10 to 11 as an Internal Observer could not take part in it due to failure to get passport and visa in time.

Narrating the incident during a press meet at Slopeland Public School today, Nahakpam Babulin, principal of the school said that S Narendra, a PGT computer teacher of the school was chosen to take part in the high profile worldwide Computer Based Entrance Examination, 2015 as an Internal Observer which is a big achievement of the school.

He elaborated that Narendra received the confidential appointment order from CBSE New Delhi on March 13 confirming his participation.

On receiving the appointment order, the teacher tried his best to get passport and visa but could not get it despite putting earnest efforts. The failure to get passport and visa in time has led the teacher to miss out a lifetime opportunity.

`It is a big loss for the school too,` he lamented.

Expressing his desire for upgrading Imphal Passport Office to a full-fledged office so as to enable people get passport and visa in time, he said that there is no guarantee that the unfortunate incident experienced by Narendra would not happen to anyone in future.

He applauded three students of the school for getting selection to participate in the Asian Power Lifting Competition to be held in the first week of June in Hong Kong.

S Narendra himself and several other staff of the school were also present during the meet.

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