Imphal: Pointing out that as many as 96 students of 19 schools are going to miss the opportunity to appear in the HSLC exam 2023 commencing from March 16, the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has demanded the State Government to initiate legal action against the authorities of the government and private schools and the responsible staff involved in the form fill up process of the students.
Addressing reporters at its office on Wednesday, DESAM Secretary General Mayengbam Somorjit Meitei said that as many as 38,127 students are appearing in the HSLC exam to be conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur but unfortunately 96 students of 19 schools are going to the miss the
opportunity to appear in the examination.
He said that taking serious note of the issue, a team of DESAM investigated the case and found out that those students who are going to miss the opportunity to write the exam are innocent. Questioning what action the concerned authority is going to take in favour of the victim students, he said that negligence on the part of the concerned school authorities will kill the career of the students; therefore legal action should be taken against the responsible school authorities.
Demanding the government to constitute an inquiry committee to probe the case, he said that the principal/headmaster in case of the government schools should be suspended and those irresponsible private schools should be recognised if the probe establishes negligence on the part of the school authorities.
The DESAM leader also demanded the government to make special arrangements for the victim students so that their career is not lost. He also appealed to the responsible school authorities to come out
with a clarification in connection with the case.