GUWAHATI, April 1 - The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) will declare this year�s HSLC results within May 20 despite the additional non-academic responsibilities of general elections and NRC update work entrusted upon the teachers and evaluators.
Though the schedule of HSLC and AHM exams was brought forward in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the evaluation process is stretching longer than expected due to the election training of the teachers.
This apart, the engagement of teachers in the update of NRC and pulse polio programme has further compounded the responsibilities of the teachers and restricted the pace of evaluation process.
The HSLC and AHM exams were held from February 14 this year. The exams were held at 857 centres and additional 11 venues across the State. On the other hand, evaluation is being done in 38 zones across the State.
�This situation was already anticipated by us. So, some measures were taken in time to deal with the possible manpower crisis. No doubt, we have to spare the manpower for election training and NRC etc., but we are optimistic about declaring the results within May 20,� SEBA Controller of Examination Nayanjyoti Sarma told The Assam Tribune. Last year, the HSLC results were declared on May 25.
�Out of the 38 zones, 21 have already submitted their mark foils after completing the process of evaluation. The remaining zones will also complete the work within the next three days. Due to the engagement of teachers in a number of government works, the duration of evaluation period stretched from 15 days to 25 days,� he added.
A total of 3,42,702 students had appeared in the HSLC Examination this year, whereas 9,441 candidates appeared in the Assam High Madrassa (AHM) exams. Like in previous years, results would be declared at 9 am and the candidates would also get their marksheets on the same day of declaration of results.