Imphal,June 27: Manipur Education Minister S Rajen Singh has formally announced the modality of the marking the performance of the Class X and XII students whose examinations conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (CoHSEM) and Board of Secondary Education Manipur(BoSEM) have been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic few days ago.
The announcement was made by the Minister Rajen Singh during a press conference at the conference hall of the minister at Old Secretariat, Imphal on Saturday. Commissioner (Education) M Harekrishna, Director (Education-Schools) L Nandakumar Singh, Deputy Secretary(Education)T Phulen Meitei, Chairmen and Secretaries of CoHSEM and BoSEM,Controllers of Examinations and other officials were also present during the conference.
Explaining about the cancellation of the examinations, Minister Rajen said that the examinations have remained cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic. It is not only for the state of Manipur but also all over the country. Minister Rajen explained that for each student, the maximum marks to be assessed for each subject is 100. In case of Class X, out of these 100 marks, 20 marks are for Internal Assessment of the school, 30 marks are from previous class i.e. Class IX exam record and 50 marks will be considered on the basis of the performance of the students in pre board exams (term test and periodic test) conducted in their respective schools.
For class XII, 30 marks are from Class X record (three best subjects), 20 marks from Class XI and 50 Marks are from Class XII test exams conducted by the respective schools. Students who are not satisfied with the marking modalities can approach the concerned officials. Special exams will be arranged for those students. Toppers of the examinations will not be announced this year, he added.
According to the minister, the total number of students who had registered to appear for BoSEM conducted class X examination 2021, is 44,068 and they are from 962 schools of the state which are registered to BoSEM, including private and government schools. On the other hand a total of 29,517 Class XII students have registered for CoHSEM examination 2021.
For those students who could not submit examination forms in time due to the pandemic of Covid-19, the minister informed that the education department alone cannot take decisions in this regard. The matter will be referred to the cabinet meeting.
He said that there is an order of the Supreme Court to announce the result of classes X and XII before July 31. The education department is also committed to announce the result before the deadline given by the apex court.