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CBSE to allow change of centres for tsunami-hit

CBSE Chairman has said that he will consider allowing students in tsunami-affected areas to change their examination centres.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2005 04:28 PM IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education will consider allowing thousands of students in tsunami-affected areas to change their examination centres, its Chairman said.

"If a student from Andaman and Nicobar Islands wants to take his test in, say, Chennai, we will definitely consider it," CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly said.

He said "while it is not possible to change the dates of the examinations as this will affect lakhs of students across the country, we are aware of the problems that students in the areas hit by the tidal waves are facing".

Though only two months remain for the class X and XII exams, CBSE would consider allowing the students to change their centres as similar changes were made in crisis situations earlier also.

There are around 70 CBSE-affiliated schools in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, many of which were damaged in the tsunami disaster.

Thousands of people were forced to move out of their homes in the island territory, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh due to the devastation.

While the class X Board examination would be held from March 1 to 24, the class XII tests would take place from March 1 to April 1.

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