Hours after scores of students and their parents on Monday staged massive demonstrations across Odisha over alleged faulty evaluation of the Class 10 examination marks, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) officials termed the allegations 'baseless'.
BSE President, Ramashis Hazra claimed that there had been no irregularities in the evaluation of marks of the students in the annual matriculation exam this year.
“There have been no irregularities in evaluation of matriculation marks. The results have been published as per the moderation policy under the alternative mode of assessment,” said Hazra.
Hazra further clarified that marks of students have not been deducted. The assessment has been done without conducting exams as per a mathematical system.
“There is no question of re-evaluation as every process fixed for the assessment of marks has been duly followed. A lot of schools had submitted inflated marks which should not have been done. The marks were subsequently awarded after processing under the moderation policy,” said the BSE president.
BSE officials further informed that the students have been awarded marks, grades based on their performance in the last 4 years and marks secured in the two previous exams.
It is pertinent to mention here that results of the matriculation examination were announced on June 25. It was for the first time that the results were published without the conduct of the high school certificate (HSC) exam. The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) had come up with an alternative mode of assessment for awarding marks to students.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of matric students and their guardians gheraoed teachers and held protest in front of their respective schools in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri and other parts of the State.
The had staged demonstration alleging that the marks awarded to them by the BSE were faulty.
“We are not satisfied with the marks awarded by the board. The marking was done in a faulty manner and evaluation by school teachers was not taken into account by the board authorities during final evaluation. My son had scored 95 per cent marks in school tests, but he got only 60 per cent in the final board exams,” a guardian alleged earlier.