Meghalaya: HSSLC exam goes off smoothly on first day
The Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination conducted by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) went off smoothly on the first day on Friday, Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said.
“As per reports received, the exam went smoothly. The examination will go on as planned. There is no change as of now,” Rymbui told reporters.
A section of the students from class X and XII had earlier written to the Education Minister, requesting him to instruct for online examination instead of offline.
As for observation of COVID protocols, he said, “Whatever needs to be done, the officer in charge of the examination centre has done that.”
With positive cases being reported from some schools, the Minister said the government had taken all the necessary measures.
“The MBoSE will re-conduct the examination for students who could not appear due to the pandemic effect or due to containment zone restrictions or whatever is related to this situation,” he said, adding that the government would initiate micro-management at the school level.
There are a total of 36685 candidates (regular and private +others). The number of candidates in the Arts stream is 26402, 3761 in Science and 2336 in Commerce. The total number of candidates is 32499 and, the number of Elementary School Teachers (EST) candidates is 4186.
The number of examination centres for the HSSLC or 12th Board examination is 104 (65 in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and 39 in Garo Hills) and, the number of examination centres for EST candidates is 12 in Khasi Hills, eight in Jaintia Hills and four in Garo Hills.
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