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Confusion prevails over Class V,VIII final exams

Barely a few days are left for the annual examinations of Class V and VIII to begin,but government schools affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board.

Written by Anupam Bhagria | Ludhiana |
February 18, 2011 11:46:56 pm

While school board is not conducting the exams from this year,schools don’t know yet who will set question papers — SSA or teachers

Barely a few days are left for the annual examinations of Class V and VIII to begin,but government schools affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board,Mohali,are yet to start arrangements as they are confused if the question papers will be provided by the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) or teachers will have to set them at the school level.

The confusion is a fallout of the board’s decision not to conduct the examinations of Class VIII from this year. The schools are,however,yet to receive clear instructions on who will set the question papers.

“Usually,the SSA gives us online instructions about everything. But this time,we have received no instruction from the SSA either about the question papers or the evaluation,” said the headmaster of a government school here.

A high school teacher said: “We have prepared the question papers of all subjects for both classes,but have not given these for printing. We are waiting for the instructions of higher authorities on whether we should get these printed from the school fund or the SSA will send us the question papers.”

Ludhiana District Education Officer (Secondary) Harnam Dass,meanwhile,said: “The question papers of four subjects of Class V are sent by the SSA. But that physical education,Punjabi and Hindi will be prepared by the school. Similarly,

the question papers of Class VIII for English,social studies,mathematics and science will be sent by the SSA and for the remaining subjects,teachers will have to prepare them at the school level.”

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