HSC results on time despite teachers’ strike

Higher Secondary Certificate (hsc) results will be declared as per schedule — on the last week of May — despite the teachers’ strike,board officials said Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:March 31, 2013 1:17 am

Higher Secondary Certificate (hsc) results will be declared as per schedule — on the last week of May — despite the teachers’ strike,board officials said Saturday. Last year,the results were declared on May 25.

Around 12 lakh students appeared for the examination this year which began on February 21 and ended on March 26.

“There was a boycott by the Maharashtra state junior teachers association which many thought would affect the declaration of results. Even though the assessment began late,we assure all parents that we will be successful in announcing the results on time,” said Sarjerao Jadhav,chairman,State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. “The boycott was called off by teachers on March 14 and the paper assessment began on March 15. Although we lost three weeks,the teachers will make it up. The results will be declared this time too in the last week of May,” said Jadhav.

“This academic year onwards,the state board has introduced a new revaluation policy. The students who have applied for the photocopy can also apply for revaluation of their answer sheets. They can get their answer sheets re-checked from their school teachers if they want.

“If the teacher finds any discrepancy in the way that answer sheets have been checked,he or she can write on the school letterhead to us and we will re-examine it and do the needful”,he said.

The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment that said students can obtain copies of their answer sheets under the RTI Act. In 2009,the then State Information Commissioner,Vijay Kuvalekar,had also ruled that students should be given copies of their answer sheets for SSC and HSC examinations.

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