HSC results of 299 students who took wrong maths paper declared
Mumbai city news: After teachers appealed to the board against holding back the results as it could jeopardise the academic future of the pupils, the board agreed to declare their results.mumbai Updated: May 31, 2017 01:10 IST
Two hundred and ninety nine students heaved a sigh of relief when they received their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam results on Tuesday, along with the rest of the students. The board had earlier threatened to withhold their results as they had taken the mathematics paper in their Class 12 exams, even though they had studied the easier version — general maths — in Class 10.
General math, also called easy math, was introduced by the Maharashtra state board in 2011 as an alternative for students who wanted an easier version of the subject. The subject teaches basic concepts and applications and avoids tricky ones such as trigonometry.
The state board, however, said students passing the SSC exams with general math cannot study regular math in Class 11 and Class 12.
The notices sent to colleges last week said the errant students will get their mark sheets only after they appear for the regular math paper during the re-exams in July.
After teachers appealed to the board against holding back the results as it could jeopardise the academic future of the pupils, the board agreed to declare their results.
“We are extremely glad that the results have been declared. My friend’s daughter was one of the affected students and she would have had lost out on an opportunity to study in the United States if her results were held back,” said one of the people who had approached the board.
Last month, the state government announced the easy math subject will be scrapped for Class 9 students from the upcoming academic session, and thereafter for Class 10 as well, as there were few takers for the subject.