Congress demands Patro’s scalp

Published: 10th March 2013 11:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2013 11:11 AM   |  A+A-

Coming down heavily on the State Government for its failure in conducting Plus Two examinations properly, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Saturday sought resignation of Minister for Higher Education Badrinarayan Patro.

Terming the leak of Physics and Chemistry question papers as highly unfortunate, OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said it has exposed serious lapses on the part of authorities conducting the examinations.

President of the Odisha Pradesh Teachers’ Congress Kailash Acharya said 78,000 Science and 25,000 Commerce students are appearing in the Plus two examinations.

The Science students now face an uncertain future as repeated question paper leaks would lead to delay in announcement of results. As a result, they would not be able to appear in any entrance examination, he said.

Acharya warned the State Government that the students would launch Statewide agitation if steps are not taken to stop recurrence of question paper leak in future.

He alleged that the question paper leak is part of a conspiracy to prevent students from Odisha from appearing in all-India entrance examinations in engineering, medical and accountancy.

The Congress leader said the Minister should resign from his post as he has failed to stop leak of question papers which has been going on since the examination started on March 1.

The Government has failed to make the examination system of the Higher Secondary Board and Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) transparent.

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