In an effort to prevent any malpractices or misconduct by students during the class 12 board examinations in Manipur which began on Friday, teachers at several examination centres in Imphal conducted checking of students before they entered the examination halls.
The Council of Higher Secondary Examination Manipur (COHSEM) began amid the ongoing teachers’ agitation in the state.
Taking strict precautions, teachers were seen checking the students who stood in long queues before the start of the examinations. The exam will end on March 23.
On Thursday, chairman and director education (S), Th Kirankumar Singh said the board was well prepared to conduct the board examinations according to scheduled routine.
Government school teachers of Tamenglong and Noney districts on Thursday held a sit-in protest in front of the zonal office and threatened to boycott board examinations if the authorities failed to pay heed to the demand of immediate rectification of pay anomaly in ROP 2019.
On February 8, the COHSEM appealed to all government school teachers not to take up any sorts of agitation like boycotting the upcoming class X and XII examinations, considering the career of the students. COHSEM chairman L Mahendra told mediapersons that the authority concerned will bring an amicable solution to the demands of the government school teachers.
A total of 29,144 students will be writing the Class-12 examination, he said. Of the total, 20,369 students will be appearing in the science stream, 8,065 students in the arts stream and 710 in the commerce stream, he added.
Providing further breakup of students appearing in the exam, Mahendra said, in science stream, 10,490 boy students will appear the exam and 9,879 girl students, in arts stream 4,025 boy students and 4,040 girl students and in commerce stream, 403 boy students and 307 girl students will sit for the exam.
The COHSEM is conducted in 101 examination centres in 14 districts of the state. As a preventive measure against any untoward action during the examination, Education Minister Th Radheshyam has alerted the district administrators, law enforcing agencies, the chairman said. Commissioner of Education T Ranjit, director of Education (S) Th Kirankumar and concerned officials will be monitoring the examination to make it go in ‘true spirit’, Mahendra added.