‘Can’t understand why a student would erase what she wrote’

People should have faith in the system.

india Updated: May 31, 2013 23:36 IST
Hindustan Times

What you have to say about Pooja Soni case? How often do you hear about such issues?
This is a unique case. We do get cases where people deny having written the paper after looking at their answersheets. But confusion in the use of ‘pen’ or ‘pencil’ makes this case distinctive. Even for us, it is hard to understand why a student would erase her own answers. It is mandatory for students to either use blue or black ink .

What is the role of parents in such cases?
Expectation of parents bothers students the most. Many times, parents have forced children to choose a career of their choice. Parental expectations should stay on par with a student’s performance.

What is the role of board in such cases?

People should have faith in the system. We have been working for students’ future for years. Their failure is our failure. The girl might have got nervous at the time of the examination. We have been handling large number of students. We will not do anything against them.

What do you feel about the overall results for Classes 10 and 12 this year?
The results have improved this year for both board exams. The pass percentage for Class 10 was recorded at 98.76% this year -- up from 88.84% in 2009 (where there was no CCE). For Class 12, the number of students scoring 50% and above stands at 7,231 up by over 62% from previous years.

First Published: May 31, 2013 23:33 IST