Elation, satisfaction and, in some cases, disappointment marked Tuesday for 3,44,338 students, who had appeared for their SSC board exams this year, after the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Higher Secondary Education declared the results. However, for 1,500 students the wait and worry continues. The board has reserved their results.
Ashish Kumar (name changed), a Ghatkopar resident, said, "My friend's daughter's result has been reserved by the board. When we called the school, they told us to check with the board and when we contacted the board, officials there said the school has not sent proper details of students."
Echoing Kumar, another parent, Hamid Shaikh (name changed), said, "Most students who are from the learning disability category are facing this problem. Their result has been reserved. The board should understand it's a matter of career and not stress the students out further. School representatives are going to visit the board office on Wednesday to find out the reason behind the delay."
"Results of five of our students were reserved by the board. Only after school staff visited the board office, the results were cleared. The reasons cited for this were grade marks not being included, the hall ticket issue and internal marks not being given to some students with learning disability," said Hansraj Morarji Public School teacher Uday Nare.
Chairman of Mumbai Divisional Board, Vashi, Laxmikant Pandey said, "Reasons for reserving the students' results were several — some students have not put the right code for disabled category, some schools have not sent their students' grade marks and, also, there was an error in hall tickets of some of the students. Till now, we have cleared results of at least 500 students who approached us. Results of the rest will be cleared within two days. "Students need not worry... Only the repeaters who have appeared for the exams as per the new syllabus will have to wait for a week to get their results."
"This year, 50,000 students' hall tickets had error, but we still allowed them to take the exams after getting their principal's signature on it," he added.