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BOSEM, COHSEM cancel Class X, XI &XII exams thanks to Covid-19


United Association of Recognised Schools of Manipur wants schools concerned to be empowered to allot marks to their students

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Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) on Wednesday canceled Class X and Class XI &XII examinations respectively in view of the uncertain conditions due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Notifications were issued in this regard by BoSEM secretary Dr S Mangijao Singh and COHSEM Secretary Ch Biren Singh.

The modus operandi of the award of marks, certificates to the students shall be done with due approval of the Government, said COHSEM in its notification.

Meanwhile, United Association of Recognised Schools of Manipur (UARSOM) put forth the modalities for consideration while giving promotion to Class X and Class-XII students.

UARSOM general secretary Seikhojam Kipgen said in a press statement, that while giving promotion to Class-X (ten) and Class-XII (twelve) students, the schools concerned be empowered to allot marks to their students. “This is felt necessary as this step may do more justice to students as teachers of the school know best the individual calibre of their students in scholastic and non-scholastic areas,” he said.

The UARSOM further said at the same time, in order that the school does not misuse this authorisation, BOSEM and COHSEM perform the vital task of overseeing that the marks allotted to students by the school are in conformance to the consecutive past three years performance of the school, i.e., 2020, 2019 and 2018 in the HSLC Examination and the HSSLC Examination conducted by the BOSEM and COHSEM.

It also suggested that the basis for allotting marks to students be based on the periodic examinations or the Sessional/Pre-board or Pre-council examinations conducted by the school or in whichever way the school deem most appropriate.

“The reason why UARSoM has opted for this modality of promotion is based on the universal fact that all students are not the same. Therefore, each student will be given marks according to their academic calibre. UARSoM feels that this will do more justice to the meritorious, the average and the weak students,” it said.

UARSoM also urged the authority to do away with ranking or toppers for HSLCE-2021 and HSSLCE-2021.

“If the students are not satisfied with the marks allotted to them, the students should be given the option to appear for the HSLCE-2021 and HSSLCE-2021when the pandemic is over,” it said.

In this regard, the BOSEM and COHSEM are requested to make necessary arrangements to facilitate the said students to appear for the examinations, it added.

The association urged BOSEM and COHSEM to be straightforward and give a clear cut announcement so as not to leave the candidates for both exams confused any more.

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