HSC row casts shadow on SSC

With HSC students going through the confusion of allotment of centres in Thane, students of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations due to start today, have not been exempted from the headache either. Little wonder then, it has made SSC students jittery.

Sample this: Rahul Joshi (name changed), a student of SSC, has been allotted four different centres for four papers. A tensed Rahul blurted out: “I do not understand how this has happened. I went to check my centre at a school in Kalwa and found that I could only appear for the first paper at that centre. I have to go to four other centres for other papers. This chaotic situation has forced my father to take leave from office so that he can be with me for the entire exam period.”

Along with students, principals are also complaining that the same school being made centre for two exams was going to make it difficult for them to accommodate students. R J Rajput, principal of MH High School, said, “The board had informed us regarding the SSC exam centre quite some time ago, but two days before the HSC exams, we came to know about our school being a centre. Until now, we could accommodate 650 students of HSC. But from Thursday onwards, another 649 SSC students would come in. Now, we will be forced to adjust two students on one bench, which would entail problems.”


In all 1,31,585 students will take the SSC exams this year from Thane district from 117 centres. Out of them, 1,12,425 students are regulars, while 19,160, who had flunked the exams last year, will appear again

Sukhada P Khandge/ DNA-Daily News & Analysis Source: 3D Syndication