The National Student Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday asked the Mizoram government to take disciplinary action against a government school for its alleged laxity in submission of internal assessment marks of over 20 students to the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE).
This prompted the board to withhold the students’ results, when results of class-XII board examinations were declared on June 18 this year.
However, the marks obtained by the students in the board examinations and through internal assessment have been rectified by the board on Tuesday.
A statement issued by the NSUI said that at least 23 students of the Government Mizo Higher Secondary School in Aizawl were declared failed in the class-XII board examinations because the school has unscrupulously failed to submit their internal assessment marks to the MBSE prior to the declaration of their results.
However, officials of the board put the students’ number at 25.
The NSUI said that the students belonged to Arts stream with a subjection combination of Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, English and a vernacular subject (Mizo).
The laxity on the party of the school has mentally harassed the students, the student wing alleged.
It asked the authority concerned to find out the persons responsible for the incident and take disciplinary action against them.
The school management has tendered an apology to all the parents and students concerned for hurting their sentiments citing it was “purely” a mistake.
Though the students were actually accorded internal assessment marks by the school, they were mistakenly missed in the list that was submitted to the board, the school management said.
Meanwhile, an official of MBSE said that the examination committee of the board has rectified the marks obtained by the 25 students of that school and their final marksheet (score sheet) were upload on the board’s website on Tuesday.
Of the 25 students, 2 have been declared failed, he said.