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Change in exam venue leaves students harried

Following the directions of the district education officer, nearly 46 students of classes 6 and 8 reached Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Raikot, to appear for mathematics and science Olympiad exam but had to face inconvenience as the exam was supposed to be held at GSSS, Halwara.

punjab Updated: Dec 19, 2014 14:59 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood

Following the directions of the district education officer, nearly 46 students of classes 6 and 8 reached Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Raikot, to appear for mathematics and science Olympiad exam but had to face inconvenience as the exam was supposed to be held at GSSS, Halwara.

The district education department had circulated a message to all schools that the Olympiad would be held at GSSS, Raikot, on December 17, following which the students reached the school at 9am to appear in the olympiad but were asked to reach GSSS, Halwara. The olympiad started 45 minutes late as the students took time to reach the venue.

A teacher on the condition of anonymity, said: “Due to dense fog in the morning, we managed to reach the school on a two-wheeler but after reaching GSSS, Raikot, at 9am the school principal asked us to reach GSSS, Halwara. I then contacted our school principal and she only informed that the confusion occurred due to rationalisation of blocks and we were directed to go to GSSS, Halwara, so I took my four students to the school, which was 15 km away.”

Talking to Hindustan Times, district education officer, secondary, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, said, “The confusion occurred due to rationalisation of blocks. The exam started at 10.45am instead of 10am. I know the students faced inconvenience and I have directed the officers concerned to circulate any information after cross-checking it.”

Kuldeep Kaur, principal of GSSS, Raikot, said: “We had not received any instructions from the district education office that olympiad would be conducted at our school.”

Students of 19 blocks appeared for maths and science Olympiad at various centres on Thursday. The idea behind conducting the exam is to help students of government schools to develop a better understanding of the two subjects.