Denying reports that students were forced to write their graduation examinations in the open on October 26, the principal of Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav (RLSY) College in Bettiah said ‘it is a canard’ being spread.
Speaking to the Indian Express, college principal Rajeshwar Prasad said, “It is a canard. Those being shown sitting on the ground are students of graduation, part one and part two filling up their examination forms.”
The college principal said about 2,200 students of graduation science stream wrote their examination in the first sitting. “In second sitting, as about 5,000 students had to write their General Studies exam, we made arrangements in halls and verandahs but no one was made to sit on college ground.”
Bihar: Students wrote their exam in open in RLSY College, Bettiah yesterday.Examination In-Charge (Pic 4) says,”Capacity of college is about 2000, but over 5000 students have been allotted exam centre here. We’ve requested concerned authorities to build exam hall in campus”. pic.twitter.com/6Geavsi4Xg
— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2019
Meanwhile, as per news agency ANI, the college principal said the situation happened due to fewer number of seats. “The college has the capacity to accommodate 2,000 students, but the students coming for the examinations are more than 5,000. Due to more students, this situation has occurred in our college.”
“This problem can only be solved with the construction of a proper examination hall that can accommodate more students. We have contacted all authorities concerned, but an exam hall is yet to be constructed,” he added, as reported by news agency ANI.
– With inputs from Santosh Singh, Express correspondent, Bihar
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