IMPHAL: The Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur has rolled up its sleeves to conduct the examinations for the remaining subjects of the HSE, 2020 on July 6 and July 7 at different centres, which remained deferred due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing reporters at COHSEM office, Babupara, COHSEM Chairman Dr L Mahendra said that the council was compelled to defer the examinations for the remaining subjects due to COVID-19 outbreak. Examination of the remaining subjects was supposed to be held on March 20 and March 23 this year. Council strongly feels the urgency to ease out the apprehension and anxiety as felt by the students and their parents as the fallout of delay in declaring results of the HSE examination 2020, he said.
As announced by the HRD Ministry, JEE exam 2020 will be held from September 1 to September 6, JEE Advance examination on September 27 and NEET exam on September 13. In view of the said examinations scheduled, Council also strongly feels it an urgency to declare the HSE 2020 at the earliest to ease out the anxiety of the students, he maintained.
The COHSEM Chairman further stated that examinations for the remaining subjects will be held on July 6 and July 7 and results will be declared at the earliest, for which evaluation of the papers will begin immediately from the next day after the completion of the examination. On the first day of the examination on July 6, around 3618 students will appear the examination to be conducted at 51 different centres. On July 7, 547 students will appear the examination to be held at 24 different centres.
Of the examination centres, 19 centres have already been used a Community Quarantine centres and as such, Council has made special alternative arrangements to ensure that the examinees can give their exam at their nearest exam centres. Besides this arrangement, if any candidate finds inconvenience while moving to his/her allotted centre to appear the exam, he/she will be allowed to appear the exam at the nearest exam centre by producing the examination Admit Card.
He also appealed to the SOs, OCs, AOCs, Sis, Invigilators, Staffs, Students, civil organisations and stakeholders to maintain the SOPs as laid down by the Government to prevent spread of COVOD-19 during the examination.
All students should mandatorily wear face masks, maintain social distancing. Everyone entering in the exam hall should wash their hands. If water is not available, they should use hand sanitizers. Students should bring hand sanitizers of their own. Handshaking among the friends should be avoided. Students should not let others use their materials. They should avoid crowding. Parents should sincerely report to the authority whether their wards are infected with COVID-19 or not, he added.