Confusion over matric exams continues

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) authorities in state could not fix fresh dates of suspended matric examinations, followed by a week of utter confusion.

"We are working to fix a fresh time table of the examinations and after that it would be sent to the government for endorsement," BSE President Satyakam Mishra said today.

The ongoing matriculation examination for Regular stream students were suspended on Wednesday after it was found out that some question papers of remaining subjects were stolen from an examination centre in Puri.

After suspending the exams, the BSE authorities had informed that the exams would be resumed after 20 days. However, now it appears that it is unlikely that the exams would resume in the third week of April causing anxiety among teachers and parents of nearly five lakh examinees.

Members of All India Democratic Students? Union, which had earlier demonstrated in front of the State Assembly, staged a protest meeting in front of the Board office here yon Monday.

Meanwhile, the state crime branch police, entrusted to investigate into the question paper theft, have not been able to get any clue into the incident despite being entrusted with the case four days ago.