DEHRADUN: Anger and shock were writ large over Poonam Kalra’s face as she along with nearly 50 other parents protested outside the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) regional office on Friday against the single-digit scores awarded to their children in the Class XII exams.
Alleging anomalies in the checking process, parents were demanding a re-evaluation of the papers. Police had to intervene to get the situation under control.
“It is shocking. My daughter is a scholarship student and has scored just five marks in physics, whereas she got 95 in maths and 92 in English,” said Poonam.
Tarun Sharma, a student of SGRR School, Dehradun, scored only one in the mathematics exam. “I scored 70% in my pre-boards. It is impossible that I score such low marks now. CBSE has put many students’ lives at stake due to faulty checking.”
Many students had come from places like Bulandshahr and Muzzafarnagar, demanding action against the alleged inconsistencies in the correction of papers.
Sanjay Budakoti, the Mathematics teacher at SGRR School, also said that there is fault in the checking of papers. “It is next to impossible for these students to score such low marks,” he said.
After hours of agitation, the names of the students were finally noted and taken to the regional CBSE head. “This is the first time the Dehradun office is declaring the results. We will look into the discrepancies, if any, on a priority basis,” said Manoj Srivastava, regional head, CBSE, Uttarakhand.
Srivastava assured the parents that they would take action quickly so that students’ careers aren’t put at stake.
Meanwhile, students have been asked to apply online for re-checking. They however claim that after talks with the officials the online server went down. Source: Times of India