After days of anxiety, over 12 lakh students and their parents will heave a sigh of relief. From Thursday, the paper assessment work for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination has begun.
Maharashtra State Junior College Association had boycotted the examination evaluation work for their various demands. However, after the written assurance from the school education minister Rajendra Darda on Wednesday, the association withdrew their boycott and started work.
The examination is conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. State board secretary KB Patil said, “The moderators’ meetings have been started at some places, while the actual paper assessment work has began at other places.”
“At a few divisions, the moderators held their meetings and work was started. It has now gained pace,” Patil said. He said that if required, they will increase the work force to meet the deadline to declare the results before June 5. Patil said, “The divisions will have to take the decision whether they require more work force to complete the assessment work.
Wherever it is required, the divisions can appoint more examiners and related staff.”
Pune division chairperson Pushpalata Pawar said, “Actually, in my division, the work began a little earlier as the moderators had held their meetings and work was distributed. I am confident that we will meet the deadline to declare the results.”
Meanwhile, association head Anil Deshmukh said, “We will work extra hours to complete the task. We were prepared for this. There are over 45,000 teachers who will carry out the assessment work, while over 10,000 moderators will decide the model answers.”