GUWAHATI, June 27 � There should be drastic reforms of the marking system by the Board of Secondary Education (SEBA), Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and the state universities to give justice to the students of Assam, demanded the All Assam Students� Union (AASU).
AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that future of the students should be the top priority for the Education Minister, SEBA, AHSEC and the state universities. He pointed out that the AASU is not for affecting the quality of education, but there is urgent need for reforms in the marking system while evaluating the answer scripts of the students.
Bhattacharya said that in this competitive world, the mark sheets of the students play a vital role in their careers, but unfortunately, the students who appear in the Class X and Class XII examinations under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) get much higher marks than the students who appear in the examinations conducted by the SEBA and AHSEC. Because of this discrepancy, the students of Assam get a tough time in getting admissions into the prominent colleges of the country, he added.
Several students pointed out this discrepancy in a meeting organized by the AASU to felicitate the toppers of the HSLC and Higher Secondary examinations yesterday and Bhattacharya said that no student of Assam who appeared in the Higher Secondary Examination under the Council made the cut in the first list of the prominent colleges under the Delhi University this year. �We do not believe that the students who appear in the examinations conducted by the Board and Council are less meritorious than the students who appear under the CBSE,� he added.
He also pointed out that there have been irregularities in evaluation of the answer scripts and this year, hundreds of students of Cotton College and Salt Brooke Academy got same marks in one paper in Higher Secondary examination, which is not possible.
The AASU adviser said that the students� body submitted memorandum to the Education Minister, SEBA and Higher Secondary Council on this issue but so far no step has been taken to deal with the problem. The AASU also called upon the educationists of the state to come forward to offer their suggestions in this regard.