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Visually impaired students fare well despite lack of facilities

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GUWAHATI, June 14 - Despite lack of amenities and necessary support mechanism, many differently able students of the State have proved themselves in the HSLC Examination this year.

Munmi Gogoi, a student with visual impairment, secured 1st division and Monmohan Rai, also with visual impairment, secured 2nd division from Moran Blind School in the HSLC Examination.

However, the students could have done better with necessary support, including a scribe, who understands the signs and symbols used in Class X mathematics and science.

�The students were given scribes who were Class VIII students. This act greatly hampered their performance as the Class VIII scribes were not aware of the terminologies, signs, symbols and formulas used in Xth standard mathematics and science,� said Saswati Saikia from Shishu Sarothi�s Disability Law Unit.

A similar incident took place with visually impaired students from Jorhat Popy Saikia, Rabin Mahanta and Smitirekha Bhuyan who secured 1st division and Ajmira Begum who secured 2nd division in the HSLC Examination, 2017 from Jorhat Blind Institution. They were given only 20 minutes extra time whereas they were supposed to get 20 minutes per hour, which is an hour extra time for a three-hour examination.

�It can be clearly seen that after much of negligence and challenges, the dreams came true for most of the disabled students to emerge with successful result in the HSLC Examination, 2017. As is evident from the developments, had they been given their proper rights and entitlements, we would have seen more students with disabilities succeeding in the examinations,� Saikia added.

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Visually impaired students fare well despite lack of facilities

GUWAHATI, June 14 - Despite lack of amenities and necessary support mechanism, many differently able students of the State have proved themselves in the HSLC Examination this year.

Munmi Gogoi, a student with visual impairment, secured 1st division and Monmohan Rai, also with visual impairment, secured 2nd division from Moran Blind School in the HSLC Examination.

However, the students could have done better with necessary support, including a scribe, who understands the signs and symbols used in Class X mathematics and science.

�The students were given scribes who were Class VIII students. This act greatly hampered their performance as the Class VIII scribes were not aware of the terminologies, signs, symbols and formulas used in Xth standard mathematics and science,� said Saswati Saikia from Shishu Sarothi�s Disability Law Unit.

A similar incident took place with visually impaired students from Jorhat Popy Saikia, Rabin Mahanta and Smitirekha Bhuyan who secured 1st division and Ajmira Begum who secured 2nd division in the HSLC Examination, 2017 from Jorhat Blind Institution. They were given only 20 minutes extra time whereas they were supposed to get 20 minutes per hour, which is an hour extra time for a three-hour examination.

�It can be clearly seen that after much of negligence and challenges, the dreams came true for most of the disabled students to emerge with successful result in the HSLC Examination, 2017. As is evident from the developments, had they been given their proper rights and entitlements, we would have seen more students with disabilities succeeding in the examinations,� Saikia added.