CoHSEM resumes pending Class-XII exams

IMPHAL, 6th Jul: The pending examinations of Class XII conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (CoHSEM), which was postponed due to COVID-19, resumed from Monday.
A total of 3618 students were supposed to sit for the Engineering drawing, Sociology and Thang-Ta subjects scheduled on Monday in 51 examination centres. However, many students failed to show up as they are being stuck inside containment zones inside Manipur and other states, and due to other inconveniences.
According to CoHSEM chairman Dr L Mahendra, a total of 547 students will be appearing for the different elective subjects in 24 examination centres on the last day of the Class XII examination scheduled on Tuesday.
On Monday, the examination commenced from 10 am onwards with strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. In addition to arranging the seats as far apart as possible, students were allowed to enter the examination hall only after sanitising their hands. They also had to wear facemasks throughout the examination.
Mention may be made here that the CoHSEM chairman had earlier announced that special arrangement would be made for students in containment zones who could not leave their respective areas to appear for the examination.
In Senapati district, the examination on Monday was conducted in four centres, namely Mt Pisgah Higher Secondary School; Don Bosco Higher Secondary, Maram; Don Bosco, Punanamei and Don Bosco Higher Secondary, Senapati. Out of all outside students appearing for the examination under CoHSEM on Monday, a lone student from Nagaland sat for the examination at Don Bosco Higher Secondary, Maram. However, the principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary, Maram has conveyed that over 10 students from Arunachal Pradesh have been unable to come and sit for the examination owing to the ongoing lockdown in Assam.
According to our Senapati correspondent, the examination for the remaining subjects of Higher Secondary Examination 2020 was conducted at the four centres with strict observance of safety guidelines issued in view of Covid-19 pandemic. Candidates were scanned for symptoms before entering the examination centre and face mask, hand sanitiser, physical distancing, etc., were made mandatory for all the candidates as well as invigilators and other officials.
The examination centre at Mt Pisgah Higher Secondary School has 225 candidates, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Maram 427 candidates, Don Bosco School Punanamei 131 candidates, and Don Bosco Higher Secondary Senapati 193 candidates.
Representatives from Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur reached the exam centres before commencement of the exam and assessed the situation there.
Mention may be made that HSE 2020 commenced from February 14 and was scheduled to be completed on March 23. However, the examination got postponed after all educational institutions were shut down by a government notification on March 12.

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