Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will facilitate five under trial prisoners (UTPs) to appear in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations beginning from February 28.

This was informed by the Dr Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Controller of Examinations, BSE today.

“This year, five UTPs will appear the annual High School Certificate examinations in Regular, Ex-Regular and Correspondence courses. They will appear in the Special Home in Angul for which we have made the Special Home as a sub-centre which will function under the Angul High School examination centre. The Board has appointed a deputy centre superintendent. Besides the Board has also sought special assistance from the authorities of the Special Home who have assured us to provide a vehicle to despatch question papers from Angul High School examination centre for the five UTPs.

Asked what advice he would give to the students for the examinations which is just 10 days away, Mohanty said the Board has been giving tips to the students in the print and electronic media. “My advice to the students is that they should keep their cool and never get panicked. Though they are putting on more efforts for the preparation for the examination, they should not neglect their daily chores which they should perform in time. Apart from their study, they should relax themselves by playing games and other outdoor activities,” he pointed out.

Talking about the preparation the Board has undertaken to ensure that the examinations would be incident free, Mohanty said emphasis is given on timely despatch of question papers to the examination centres and safe return of answer sheets to the nodal centres.

A total of 6,05,064 students will appear in the examinations in 2939 centres.