BREAKING: Assam Students Move Supreme Court for Cancellation of Class X, XII Board Exams
GUWAHATI: Students of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) have moved the Supreme Court seeking directions for the cancellation of Class 10 and 12 state board examinations in the state.
The move came after chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently said that board exams would be held in the state by mid-July only if the Covid19 positivity rate drops down below 2 per cent or an evaluation mechanism would be decided.
Reports said that in the application before the apex court said that the state government without ascertaining the condition of the students with respect to their social wellbeing, was trying to impose the board examination on them, which, under the given facts and circumstance, was not going to be a fair way of evaluating the students.
Sources said an intervener plea has been filed on the main petition on the board exams that was filed by Anubha Srivastava Sahai.
In the plea, directions have been sought to state government, SEBA and AHSEC to allow students to file their objections within a reasonable period of time, in case they are not satisfied with the results so published.
Further directions have also been sought to conduct an examination after normalisation of the situation and to allow the students to appear who will file their objections with reference to the results.
The applicants requested that it would be unjust, unfair and unreasonable to allow the state government to conduct a board examination, 2021 and will have an adverse effect on both the future of the students and also of the state of Assam.