Three students were expelled on the first day of the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination, 2023, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) for impersonation.
In a release, the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) stated that the candidates bearing roll numbers 15877, 15860 and 15582 were expelled for impersonation during the English subject examination held on Thursday.
The candidates were expelled from MG Evergreen High School, Pallel and Ideal High School, Pallel, examination centres.
As many as 38,127 students are appearing in the examination this year against previous year's number of 39,764 in 158 centres across the state.
The HSLC examination, which began at 9 am, concluded for the day at 12 noon; the examination will continue till April 3.
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The total number of regular female candidates are 18,628 and external female candidates are 617, while that of regular male candidates is 18,286 and external male candidates are 596. Among them, 12 belong to differently abled groups.
Of the total candidates, 8,130 students are appearing from government schools, 1,520 from aided schools and 28,477 from private schools.
To ensure smooth conduction, BOSEM had deployed as many as 70 inspection teams consisting of teachers and another 44-45 teams consisting of stakeholders and student bodies in different examination centres.
Moreover, the concerned district had imposed 144 CrPC in the surrounding areas of the examination centres as preventive measures from any untoward incidents.
Though there were no official reports of using any unfair means during the examination, the Manipur Youth and Students’ Union (MYSU) raised the possibility of question leakages as answers in some confiscated sheets from examination centres found answers written in serial wise manner.
Speaking to the media at MYSU office in Imphal, its assistant publicity secretary Mukhtar Yumkhaibam said numerous cheats were found inside toilets of various examination centres across Thoubal district during inspection by the MYSU team.
Moreover, the team also recovered a bag full of sheets, he said, adding such is unfortunate.
Informing that the examination centres visited by the team are Lilong Higher Secondary School, Islamic English School, Khangabok Higher Secondary School, Sangaiyumpham High School and Wangjing High School, he drew the attention of the Education (S) department to look into such irregularities.
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