23,408 in general and 1303 students in the vocational stream attend in Ongole

Intermediate Public Examinations-2013 began across Prakasam district amid tight security on Wednesday.

As many as 23,408 first year students in the general stream and 1303 students in the vocational stream, wrote the II language paper. Set III question paper was given to the students, Board Regional Inspection Officer and District Examinations Committee (DEC) Convenor P Manickam said.

Prakasam district Collector G.S.R.K.R.Vijaykumar himself took the lead in supervising the conduct of the examinations.

Eight sitting and six flying squads supervised the conduct of the examinations with special focus on 10 “problematic centres” in the district. Prohibitory orders were promulgated in and around the examination centres during the examination hours and all photocopier shops were shut during the period.

The RIO said no malpractice was detected in any of the examination centres. As many as 1,418 students in the general stream and 513 in the vocational stream, were absent.

“We have ensured that there were no power cuts between 9.00 a.m and 12.00 a.m. The scheduled power cuts were either advanced or postponed for the benefit of students,” power officials said.

The State-owned APSRTC plied additional buses on over 15 routes with lesser frequency to select junior colleges to enable students to reach the examination centres on time.

Brushing what they had studied till the last minute, some students were seen rushing to the ABM Junior college here and other centres till 9.15 a.m availing the grace time provided by the BIE for entry into examination halls.

Complaints

Intermediate Examinations started all over the district amid complaints over lack of proper furniture and ventilation at several examination centres. Notwithstanding the claims of the authorities concerned over provision of adequate furniture at the examination centres, students were compelled to write the examination sitting on the floor at a few centres in the town and elsewhere in the district. According to sources, the students were subjected to inconvenience due to lack of adequate tables, proper lighting and ventilation facilities at some centres situated at Shantinagar, NSP Camp area and other localities in the town.

According to official sources, a total of 30,592 students appeared for the Intermediate first year examination at 106 examination centres in the district on Wednesday. As many as 4,270 students remained absent. We have issued clear instructions to the in-charges of the examination centres to hire furniture wherever needed, said B Vishweshwar Rao, Regional Inspection Officer, Board of Intermediate Education. When contacted, he told The Hindu that the Intermediate first year exam went off smoothly on the inaugural day.


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