They should not declared handed as their govt.-aided faculties haven’t been affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha to declare 5.6 lakh Class 10 students as having cleared their Board examination, 139 speech, listening to and visually challenged students couldn’t make it to the record of profitable candidates. Students didn’t seem for his or her examination however had been declared handed on foundation of their earlier classroom assessments.
The destiny of the bodily challenged students was left hanging in stability after the BSE declined to take any resolution because the faculties in which they’re finding out weren’t affiliated to it. However, the 9 particular faculties of which they’re students obtain grant-in-aid from the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Department of the State authorities.
“This got here as impolite shock for students. Since 2006, our students had been showing in the Matriculation examinations by means of a correspondence course and so they had been efficiently clearing their examinations. But this yr, the BSE knowledgeable us that they might not take a call for these students as particular faculties should not affiliated to the Board,” stated Tillottama Majhi, Principal, Binapani Helen Keller Special School, Langridi, in Bhadrak district.
Ms. Majhi stated, “The pandemic did disrupt the tutorial periods of each ‘regular’ faculty students and people showing in the examination by means of a correspondence course with equal measure. We had requested the Board to think about instances of bodily challenged students on the same premise.”
Dibakar Saw, director of The Welfare, which runs The School for the Blind in Balasore, stated the institute had been “following up with officers of the Directorate of Secondary for Education for years, however the faculty was not accorded any affiliation”.
“Why ought to 15 students, who would have handed this Matriculation examination, endure for bureaucratic apathy? Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has in the previous hailed our students for his or her efficiency. While we’re getting grant-in-aid from one division of the federal government, the opposite division just isn’t taking on our case empathetically,” stated Mr. Saw.
Earlier, Bratati Harichandan, Director, SSEPD, had alerted the District Social Security Officers to take up the case of particular faculties with the suitable administration, forward of the declaration of outcomes of the Matriculation examination.
Ms. Harichandan insisted that in the absence of a daily examination, the marks of bodily challenged students in annual and half-yearly examinations ought to be thought of for analysis.
Authorities of particular faculties stated that they had been verbally knowledgeable that bodily challenged students must seem for the examinations in particular person for his or her instances to be thought of.