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Bihar Board topper describes Political Science as subject related to cooking, Minister orders probe

Bihar's Education Minister Ashok Choudhary said five merit holders of all the three streams of Science, Arts and Commerce will be re-examined by an expert team to know the truth of the excellent marks awarded to them by examiners

By: PTI | Patna |
Updated: June 2, 2016 7:30:45 pm
The scene of cheating at Vidya Niketan in Mahnaar in Vaishali during the 10th Board exam during the 18 and 19 march. .But after the Patna High Court comment and media hype on the cheating incident in Vidya Niketan,Mahnaar during the 10th board exam, civic society of the surrounding areas to maintain the peace and harmony during the exam in Vaishali district in Bihar on Saturday, March 21,2015. from last two days the photographs of the school goes viral and eveywhere denounced by evey awaken citizen of our country. Two company of police (200 jawans ) deployed in this area to conduct fair examination. (Source: Express Photo By Prashant Ravi) The scene of cheating at Vidya Niketan in Mahnaar in Vaishali during the Class 10 Board exam in March 2015. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Ravi)

Vaishali district is in news again after the video of a Bihar Board topper pronouncing Political Science as ‘Prodigal Science’ and describing it as a subject related to cooking , while that of a boy who topped in Science but was unaware of electron and proton, exposed the results of the exam conducted by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) this year.

Stung by the media expose of “dubious” toppers of Class 12 examination conducted by Bihar board, state Education Minister Ashok Choudhary today said a high level probe has been ordered to re-check merit of the toppers.

The probe would be conducted in all the three streams – Humanities, Science and Commerce – and merit of examiners who awarded the marks would also be checked.

Read: Bihar Board: 14 Class 12 toppers of Arts and Science to reappear for test tomorrow

The district was in news last year when family members and friends climbed walls to make answer chits available to the Class 10 students at their examination centre in Vaishali.

Both toppers hail from Bishun Rai college in Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district.

“Five merit holders of all the three streams of Science, Arts and Commerce will be re-examined by an expert team to know the truth of the excellent marks awarded to them by examiners,” Choudhary said.

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The state Education minister sounded perturbed over “lapse” shown by the board in publication of results. The incident has once again shown the state in a poor light after a photograph of parents and well wishers scaling a school building in Vaishali district last year during matriculation exam to supply chits to examinees went viral.

“I admit lapse on the part of the state examination board despite all efforts of the government to conduct a cheating-free examination,” the minister said.

“After a lot of hard work the state government had conducted cheating-free examination this time to erase its bad image due to copying in matriculation exam last year … But the expose of toppers has once again tarnished the government’s image.

“We will dismiss officials found guilty in committing this irregularity,” the minister said.

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