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School conducts exams in candlelight, students suffer

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Government school conducts exam with no light at the centre. Students at Machhiwara Government School, in the Ludhiana District of Punjab, faced the examination with lack of basic arrangements at the centre.

Students of class VIII appeared for their social science examination on March 14, 2020. As much as 246 students were surprised to experience the challenging situation.

School conducts exam with no light

Due to bad weather, the electricity was cut off post the start of examination. Students requested to staff for alternate arrangements. They found it difficult to write as the rooms were dark and the visibility was low.

There was no arrangement of a generator. Hence, the school staff had no option but to provide candles. The on-spot arrangement was not very helpful. Teachers and students criticized the Education Department. Many students were unable to finish their examination due to poor visibility.


Students suffer when school conducts exam, who is responsible?

Speaking on the complaint of insufficient arrangements, Centre Superintendent, Sarabjit Singh argued that he had come from outside and it was the duty of the concerned controller to make proper arrangements, a news agency reported.

According to the reports, a media statement by Samrala SDM Gitika Singh said, she had directed the concerned department to make proper arrangements for forthcoming papers so that exam could be conducted smoothly and students faced no problems.


Students blame the department

The students are worried about their marks and are blaming the department. Their efforts have been not given a justifiable opportunity and they are disappointed with the lack of attention to address their needs.

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