They don’t seem to be declared handed as their govt.-aided colleges haven’t been affiliated to the Board of Secondary Training
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the Board of Secondary Training (BSE), Odisha to declare 5.6 lakh Class 10 college students as having cleared their Board examination, 139 speech, listening to and visually challenged college students couldn’t make it to the listing of profitable candidates. College students didn’t seem for his or her examination however have been declared handed on foundation of their earlier classroom checks.
The destiny of the bodily challenged college students was left hanging in steadiness after the BSE declined to take any determination because the colleges during which they’re learning weren’t affiliated to it. Nonetheless, the 9 particular colleges of which they’re college students obtain grant-in-aid from the Social Safety and Empowerment of Individuals with Disabilities (SSEPD) Division of the State authorities.
“This got here as impolite shock for college students. Since 2006, our college students had been showing within the Matriculation examinations by means of a correspondence course and so they have been efficiently clearing their examinations. However this 12 months, the BSE knowledgeable us that they may not take a call for these college students as particular colleges usually are not affiliated to the Board,” stated Tillottama Majhi, Principal, Binapani Helen Keller Particular College, Langridi, in Bhadrak district.
Ms. Majhi stated, “The pandemic did disrupt the tutorial classes of each ‘regular’ faculty college students and people showing within the examination by means of a correspondence course with equal measure. We had requested the Board to think about circumstances of bodily challenged college students on the same premise.”
Dibakar Noticed, director of The Welfare, which runs The College for the Blind in Balasore, stated the institute had been “following up with officers of the Directorate of Secondary for Training for years, however the faculty was not accorded any affiliation”.
“Why ought to 15 college students, who would have handed this Matriculation examination, undergo for bureaucratic apathy? Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has prior to now hailed our college students for his or her efficiency. Whereas we’re getting grant-in-aid from one division of the federal government, the opposite division is just not taking on our case empathetically,” stated Mr. Noticed.
Earlier, Bratati Harichandan, Director, SSEPD, had alerted the District Social Safety Officers to take up the case of particular colleges with the suitable administration, forward of the declaration of outcomes of the Matriculation examination.
Ms. Harichandan insisted that within the absence of an everyday examination, the marks of bodily challenged college students in annual and half-yearly examinations needs to be thought-about for analysis.
Authorities of particular colleges stated that they had been verbally knowledgeable that bodily challenged college students must seem for the examinations in particular person for his or her circumstances to be thought-about.