The state education department has issued a notice to a private girls' college in the city for accidentally failing four students in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, Class XII) exam. The college management has been instructed to take proper action against the involved staff. The examination and results is a highly sensitive issue for the student and family. Class XII students are very emotional about their board results and they do not want any discrepancy with their result at any cost. If any untoward incident like this occurs, it is shocking for them and may have an adverse effect on their future.
This year the education board has introduced a change in the marking system, where they have started displaying subject marks for Environmental Science and grades for Physical Education. Accordingly, grade 'D' ('0' marks) fails students, whereas 'A-C' (marks ranging from 1 to 3) passes the student. failing four of its students in physical education subject in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, Class XII) examination. In a minor change in the marksheet, the education board this year has displayed the marks of the subject Environmental Science and grades of subject Physical Education. The board has directed the management to take strict action against the teachers concerned.
"The victim girls passed all subjects except physical education, where they received a 'D' grade. They may lose one academic year due to the teachers' careless attitude. Hence, under the Maharashtra Employees of Private School it was directed that the management should take strict action against the teachers. Unless the management takes action, the decision on the mark sheets will be held. The official further said that a letter in this regard has also been written to deputy director of education here to ensure that action is taken. "Unless the management of the institute takes action, the decision on that mark sheets of the students would be held, "
R D Gadkar, the principal of the girls' college, denied any mistake by the institution as the students were absent on that perticular day of the physical education exam. "The four girls gave the exams at a later date. At present, the results have been submitted to the education board, requesting them to consider the results of the students so that no academic year is lost and they don’t have to take help of the NIOS board which has the facility of saving the students year if they fail somehow," she said.
After Inquiring the college in its reaction said that the Zero marks were awarded by mistake. However, due to the careless behaviour of the concerned staff the students might loose their one scholastic year as they have been failed in main exam that promotes them to the next class. Hence under the Maharashtra Employees of Private School Act, 1981, it has been directed to the management to take strictest action against the teachers.
Only four cases were received, but more can be expected in the coming days. He has appealed to parents to come forward and approach the education board for such divergence and mismatch. Only four cases have come to notice booked till now, but more can be in the near future. Parents should come forward and approach the education board in such cases of discrepancies.
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