In a first of its kind episode, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-10 result of St Kabir Public School have been further held back allegedly due to late submission of internal marks of those who appeared for the exam. While the result of all other CBSE-affiliated schools were declared on May 28, the St Kabir Public School management had cited ‘technical reasons’ behind the delay, saying the result would be declared on Monday. However, it has emerged total 113 students of the school, who took the schoolbased exam, will have to wait for another six-eight days for their result.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Sources say a major reason for the delay of the result is late submission of internal assessment marks by the school to the CBSE. School administrator Gurpreet Bakshi and principal Lt Col Rattanbir Singh met CBSE regional coordinator RJ Khanderao on Monday morning. Talking to HT, Lt Col Singh said, “We are quite concerned about our students. We showed all the supporting documents to the regional officer, following which we submitted the documents to the receipt and issue section.” It has been learnt the school management has already sent these details to the CBSE via email three times in the past two months. Elaborating upon the issue, Singh said, “We actually faced some issues while uploading the internal marks on the website as per the protocol, which is when we raised the issue with the CBSE.” As per documental and email records verified by HT, it was gathered that the CBSE assistant secretary had then asked the school authorities to share the details in mid-April. Thereafter, the school had sent out another email confirming they had uploaded the details, which was followed by the CBSE reminder in May first week, stating the board had not received the requisite information. When asked, Singh said, “We had politely requested them to remove us from the ‘reminder’ list, as we had submitted all the details, and it also reflected poorly on our system.” Later, on May 16, the CBSE sent another email, requesting the principal to come to the CBSE regional office. The principal, who, he claims, was caught up due to final examination among other things, had instead sent a registered post with all the details on May 17.
But to the school’s surprise, when the result were declared on May 28, the result of all 113 students who sat for the schoolbased exam was declared RL (result later). School administrator Gurpreet Baksi said, “We have complied with all the formalities, and hope the result will be out soon.”
Meanwhile, the parents of the students whose results have been delayed, which could further affect their admission, seemed little anxious. A parent, Poonam Bala said, “My daughter who wants to take admission in another school is on the tender hooks till the result comes out.” Her daughter Aarushi said, “We can’t understand whether the school is at fault or the CBSE, but it is embarrassing and stressful nonetheless.” Another parent Pankaj Chandkotia said, “It has been learnt the school failed to send hard copies of the answer sheets in time, as it was the school-based exam.”