Imphal: Education Minister Thounaojam Basanta Kumar has disclosed that the State Government has drafted an examination policy to penalise students using unfair means.
The Minister made the disclosure while talking to reporters on the sidelines of Students Experience in Inter State Living (SEIL) National Integration Tour 2023 Experience Sharing Program, Manipur State organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Manipur held at NIELIT Imphal, Akampat on Wednesday.
Maintaining that examinations are conducted to assess the students’ capability to write answers honestly but not for getting high marks only, he informed that an examination policy has been drafted and the same will be tabled in the Assembly.
He elaborated that the policy contains provisions to initiate legal actions against students and those aiding in using unfair means.
Basanta Kumar said that students using unfair means will not be able to achieve success in their life and they must not appear for examinations only for marks but to test their merit by themselves honestly. The State will lag behind development when meritorious students are not produced, he added.
Stressing on the need to produce more honest and patriotic students, he highlighted the need for ending the habit of using unfair means. Some States have taken actions against use of unfair means and the State will also introduce an examination policy soon, the Minister conveyed.
Extending his wishes to the students appearing in the HSLC examination, he said that the department and BOSEM have also taken up certain steps to prevent any unwanted incidents during the course of the examination.
Question papers have been sent to the concerned police stations. Video footage of the police personnel delivering the questions to the exam center will also be recorded, he divulged. Saying that India is a diverse country where different communities settled in harmony, he emphasized on the need to learn the
culture and tradition of other communities.
The Minister also explained that education is not only for theoretical knowledge but to build up confidence, highlighting the need for practical exposure of students to build up their confidence.
The awareness programme was also attended by Zonal Organising Secretary, ABVP North East, Kamal
Nayan and NIELIT Director N Debachandra Singh as presidium members. SEIL in Charge, Deepak
Ningombam and State Secretary of ABVP Manipur, RK Ravichandra were present as special invitees.