Indian students in Oman like their counterparts across India and numerous other nations appeared for the class 12 economics (code 030) paper on Monday while these from class 10 appeared for the maths (code 041) paper on Wednesday.
Both the exams had been cancelled right after CBSE discovered that the query papers had been leaked a day just before the exams. Reports in the Indian media say that the papers had been discovered circulating on WhatsApp groups.
In a notice on its site on Wednesday, CBSE stated, “We have taken cognisance of happenings in the conduct of certain examinations. With a view to uphold the sanctity of the examinations and in the interest of the students, we have decided to reconduct the examinations. Dates for re-examinations and other details will be posted on our website within a week.”
India’s Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has stated that the culprits behind the paper leaks will not be spared.
He assured that a powerful mechanism is getting place in spot to avoid such incidents from taking spot in the future. “The examinations are conducted across the world but reports of papers’ leaks came only from a few schools in Delhi. The Union Cabinet has approved for a National Testing Agency to come into effect from next year to conduct examinations.”
Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Kurupaph Harish, the father of a class 12 student in Muscat, stated, “We have received an update from the college. This has place an finish to the initial confusion relating to whether or not the exam will be retaken solely in India, or in Indian schools about the globe.
“The general sentiment among parents is that it is unfair. Just because the paper was leaked in one part of the country [India] shouldn’t mean that all the students have to go through this again. It simply isn’t fair. We had made travel plans based on the schedule announced earlier. Now, we have to reschedule everything.”
Dr Meera Menon echoed Harish’s sentiments. “It’s unfair on the students who have studied hard for their exams. A vast majority of students are suffering because of a minority. They were in a happy mood. This has all changed. My son is appearing for class 10 exams. We were preparing to leave for India on April 5. Everything has gone for a toss now. Hopefully, the airline will allow date change without any extra charge.”
Another parent spoke about the aggravation this has brought on amongst students. “This announcement took us by surprise. My son is so frustrated.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily