Jharkhand Academic Council rules out demand for reassessment of unsuccessful students
The Jharkhand Academic Council on Friday ruled out the demand for reassessment of unsuccessful Class X and intermediate students.
The council conducts matriculation and intermediate examinations of institutions affiliated to the Jharkhand state board.
Council chairperson Arbind Prasad Singh told The Telegraph that since there has been no physical examination this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not possible to carry out reassessment.
“There has been no examination due to the Covid pandemic. Hence carrying out reassessment is not possible and the demand raised by students who failed is not justified. It is not possible to pass everybody and the results this year have been the best in the history of the state. The only option left for the unsuccessful students is to appear for the supplementary examination. It is the responsibility of all to guide the students in the right manner,” said Singh.
He said any unsuccessful student can apply for the supplementary examination between August 7 (Saturday) and 16.
“We have to seek permission from the state government for dates of the supplementary examinations. We are hopeful of conducting the examination in the first week of September,” said Singh.
In the Class X exam, the pass percentage was 95.92, while 89.31 per cent passed the Intermediate examination. The average pass rate in the science stream was 86.89 per cent, arts had a pass percentage of 90.71, while in commerce it was 90.33 per cent. Singh said the results in matric and intermediate exams were the best in the history of the state.
A senior council official said on the condition of anonymity that information about the supplementary examinations has been sent to all the high schools and intermediate colleges well in advance.
“Students know about the supplementary examination. However, a handful of unsuccessful students are being incited by vested persons for their own political agenda. In fact, we will be announcing on Tuesday that students passing the supplementary examinations will not have it mentioned in their marksheet under special circumstances,” the official said.
Members of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged demonstrations in different parts of the state and burned effigies of chief minister Hemant Soren on Friday in protest against the alleged lathicharge on students in Dhanbad on Thursday.
Police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse a section of ABVP protesters who had blocked the road near Randhi Verma Chowk in Dhanbad.
Dhanbad sub-divisional magistrate Surendra Kumar reportedly ordered the lathicharge on Thursday and wielded the baton on nearly 100 unsuccessful intermediate students who were trying to forcibly enter the conference room at the district collectorate to meet health minister Banna Gupta, who is in-charge minister of the district, while he was holding a review meeting with senior officials.
The police also detained some of the agitating students who allegedly tried to break furniture at the collectorate. They were released later in the evening.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) registrar Anu Choudhary on Saturday sent a letter to Dhanbad deputy commissioner Sandeep Singh to submit a detailed investigation report on the lathicharge incident within three days.