Meghalaya: MBoSE issues protocols to be followed in exam centres
Ahead of the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) exams, the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) on Thursday issued guidelines to be strictly followed in the examination centres.
It informed that all COVID protocols are in place and, teachers, students and parents need not panic.
MBoSE came up with the guidelines after receiving a green signal from the state government to hold the Class XII Board examinations as scheduled starting from Friday, April 16.
As per the directives of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, if any candidate, in any of the examination halls, is found to be COVID positive during the examination, only that particular examination hall shall be closed down and, the rest of the premises of that Center shall continue to function as it is.
MBoSE Joint Director of M. Marbaniang informed that candidates with symptoms of cough, fever and sore throat or who came in contact with high-risk cases should inform the officer in charge, who shall later provide a separate room for such candidates.
He also informed that three candidates would not be allowed to sit on one bench and, the seating arrangement will depend on the examination centres.
There are a total of 36685 candidates (regular, private and others).
The number of candidates appearing in the Arts stream is 26402, Science 3761 and Commerce 2336. 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 examinations is 104 (65 in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and 39 in Garo Hills) and, the number of examination centres for EST candidates is 12 (Khasi and Jaintia Hills-8 and Garo Hills-4).
In Shillong agglomeration, there are 30 centres with 10,925 candidates for HSSLC exams. For the SSLC examinations, there are 15 main centres, three sectors and 9568 candidates.
As for the SSLC examinations, there are 65,787 candidates (49217 regular candidates and 16570 private and other candidates). There are 147 examination centres (85 in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and 62 in Garo Hills).