The Chairman of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has written to the HRD Ministry seeking a detailed probe into irregularities in the Class X and XII results announced this year, as many students who did not appear for the exams seemed to pass the open school examination of Madhya Pradesh. The irregularities were mainly found in the NIOS centres of Ratlam, Umaria and Sehore.
“I do not want to name the vigilance agency at this moment who would be looking into the investigation,” NIOS chairman Chandra B Sharma was quoted saying.
National Institute of Open Schooling works as an open, autonomous institution under the control of HRD ministry, also the largest open school in the world. The open school Board set up a three member team to look into matter after which the Board recalled the results of over 1,000 candidates who seemed to have skipped this year’s exam. This year, over two lakh candidates appeared for the secondary and senior secondary-level examination held in March-April.
“We wanted a fair inquiry, which is why the committee members were not from within the NIOS system. They submitted their findings about 20 days ago, based on which I have recommended a proper investigation,” said Sharma, reports Indian Express.
AAP during a press conference alleged that as many as 1,200 candidates from the state were absent on the day of the exam, and yet they were declared as passed. To prove their allegations the leaders provided attendance sheet of the students who appeared for the exam.
Out of the 693 candidates who were supposed to sit for the exam in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sagod, only 19 appeared. Yet, when the results were declared, everybody was shown as having passed, revealed the attendance sheets provided for proof.
351 candidates meant to take the exam at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sehore, and 175 candidates at Navodaya Vidyalaya, Umaria, were absent, but were declared passed.