WB Board awards pass marks to all class 12 students considering Covid situationtext_fields
Kolkata:The West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has decided to allow all the students who had enrolled in the Higher Secondary (Class 12) examination for the graduation, recording a nearly 100 per cent pass rate.
"Our government is humanitarian. So all the candidates who had enrolled for the Higher Secondary examination have been awarded pass marks considering the Covid situation," said Mahua Das, President, WBCHSE.
As no examination was held this year owing to the Covid situation, the council had announced the results on July 22 based on an evaluation system in which 18,000 students had failed.
Subsequently, there were huge agitations by the unsuccessful candidates in different parts of the state, who claimed that they deserved to pass owing to which the state's Chief Secretary H.K. Diwedi had to call Das and ask her to treat all the students in a sympathetic way following which the council decided to review all the marks of the students.
Recently, the state had recorded a cent per cent pass rate in the Madhyamik (Class 10) examination.
Apparently, a survey of the Class 11 results of the candidates, which was one of the parameters for evaluation of Class 12 results, it was found that some candidates were not been able to appear for the Class 11 examination. While some appeared in only one subject, other schools had not been able to conduct practical or project work due to the Covid situation.Some others had sent the Class 11 marks to the council in some other format which is not in adherence to the format stated by the council, said a council official.
The official further pointed out that some of the schools had submitted their marks for Class 11 in which it was found that some students had received single digit marks, while some were absent in project or practical so they got zero.
Hence, while preparing the results, these candidates could not be awarded pass marks."Whatever happened was triggered due to the hard times associated with the Covid situation. So, all the candidates who have enrolled for this year's HS examination have been declared as pass," the official added.