- Class 10 exams for West Bengal council took place last month
- The authorities have decided to penalize candidates if they reproduce the same thing in class 12 exams
- Khela Hobe is a slogan of the ruling Trinamool Congress
Class 12 students in West Bengal have been warned against writing political slogans on their answer sheets as council exams are underway. The development comes after examiners discovered that a section of class 10 pupils had written ‘Khela Hobe’ – a slogan of Trinamool’s ruling Congress, on their answer papers. Class 10 exams for the West Bengal council were held last month.
The authorities have now decided to penalize candidates if they repeat the same thing during the current Class 12 exams.
The West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE), which conducts the Uchcha Madhyamik Examination, popularly known as the Higher Secondary (HS) Examination, for Class 12, said it would engage criminal prosecution if a candidate wrote political messages or cartoons on the answer papers. .
“Reviewers have been instructed not to assess these response materials. Criminal sanctions will be taken (against those who write such questions). A high-level committee formed by the Council will decide the amount of the penalty,” said WBCHSE President Chiranjib Bhattacharya. Wednesday.
Writing political slogans, campaigns or controversial issues that violate WBCHSE rules and guidelines will call for strict action, Bhattacharya said.
Meanwhile, educator Nrisingaprasad Bhaduri hailed the decision.
No ruling party should politicize the education sector and influence impressionable minds, said Bhaduri, also a renowned Indologist.
(With PTI entries)
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