PANJIM: Students across Goa are terribly upset with the news that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has ordered re-examination dates for class 12 economics and class 10 maths papers after both papers were leaked ahead of the exams.
Students are furious they will have to take the exams once again even. They also demand that Goa should be exempted as the leak was limited to the New-Delhi region. Several students and their parents raised their voice against the board’s decision to re-conduct exams.
The HRD Ministry on Friday announced April 25 as the date of re-examination for Class 12 Economics paper while the board will take a call in the next 15 days if there was a need to conduct retest for Class 10 Maths exam.
“I am disheartened at having to prepare afresh and sit for the exam when it had gone really well as it was an easy paper. Why should we suffer and the leak was only in the Delhi region why should we suffer.” said a student who answered the CBSE paper
Another student on the basis of anonymity said, “It is very depressing for us to go through re-examination. The feeling is very different plus the attitude changes. Most importantly the examination has messed up our holiday plans.”
Further, CBSE Schools also feel it would be unnecessary stress for students to go through a re-examination as the subject is not an easy one.
“As the paper began, we as observers were asked to click a picture of the paper with its tag and send it to board CBSE officials. It would be unnecessary stress for students to go through a re-examination as the subject is not an easy one.” said a teacher who was the observer
Most parents too resented the re-test move saying that it is unacceptable claiming that it is not the fault of teachers.
A parent, Rajesh Desai speaking to Herald said, “We are against the CBSE board decision to re-conduct exams. Why should we suffer because of their fault?”
Another parent said “My son studied really hard for CBSE Class X Board Maths Exams, his joy of finishing Board Exams was short lived. Now again they have to answer. We are against this decision; they should exempt Goa as leak was in Delhi.”
Meanwhile, many parents added that their travel plans have also gone haywire due to this unexpected development.
When contacted CBSE schools across the State refused to comment on the development.