In total 4967 students failed to appear for the MP board examination on Tuesday following the state board's mismanagement and boycott across Indore district.
Eighty five class 10 students of JD Memorial Higher Secondary School and Sarthak Vidya Mandir in Baroli Palia Centre boycotted the ongoing board examination complaining that the allotted examination centre was situated too far from their schools and village.
The examination centre allotted to these students was situated at the Sanwer tehsil headquarters, 30km from the Baroli Palia Centre.
The students and their parents claimed that they had apprised the district collector, join director school education (Indore division) and district education officer (DEO) about the matter at the time of issuing of online admit cards, but no one paid any heed to their appeal.
The parents are now planning to move the court regarding the matter. DEO Kishore Shinde admitted that he was aware of the development, but couldn't do anything as the board allotted examination centres as per the norms.
"At the time of filing the examination forms one centre was allotted in tehsil headquarters to the students of correspondence courses. Since, Baroli Palia Centre falls under the Sanwer tehsil, the board allotted Sanwer as the examination centre," said Shinde.
He added that the Indore-based office got few applications from different schools requesting change of examination centres which they had forwarded to the board headquarter.
However, problems of mismanagement and space crunch at several centres widely exposed the poor planning of MPBSE.
Meanwhile, more than 1.8 lakh students from different schools sat for the board examination conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) for high school (class 10) at 604 examination centres in the Indore division on Tuesday.
In Indore district, as many as 39,806 regular and 21,251 private students appeared in the third language paper at 153 examination centres.