Pune: Parents of more than eight lakh students who appeared for the scholarship examinations are upset over the delay in announcing the results of these exams. If the state education board can announce results for class 10 and 12 exams and the centre can declare results of NMMS exam, then why can't the Maharashtra State Examination Council (MSCE) announce results for scholarship exams, parents questioned.
The scholarship examination is conducted by the MSCE in February every year. More than eight lakh students across the state appear for the exam. The results are usually announced at the end of June. But this year, results for this exam are not yet announced.
On the other hand, the State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education checked the answer sheets of more than 20 lakh students of class 10 and 12 standard 'offline' and announced the results. However, the results of the scholarship examination of the students who appeared for the OMR seat could not be announced by the examination council.
The scanning of answer sheets has been completed but the paper checking is not yet done. Parents are upset as the results of the NMMS exam have been announced recently. A computer system is used to facilitate the assessment of this test. Despite this, the examination council has not yet announced the result.
Amol Nawalpure, a parent said, "When some parents called the council's Pune office, they were getting vague answers. Parents were told that the answer sheet was not evaluated as the technician had been out of station and that the result would be announced soon. Also, since there is no information received by the schools, even the principals are not able to give any satisfactory answers to students and parents. This has added to the confusion of the parents."
No new instructions yet
The examination council has not announced when the scholarship examinations will be held for the fifth and eighth standard students in the current academic year. No clarity on this issue has created confusion among the students and their parents. Tukaram Supe, MSCE Director was not reachable for comments.