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Price assortment for mannequin examination query papers started throughout UDF govt’s tenure: Sivankutty

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A price for printing and distribution of SSLC mannequin examination query papers to varsities has been levied on college students for the previous decade and there was no new resolution on this regard, Minister for Normal Schooling V. Sivankutty has stated.

Addressing a press meet right here on Tuesday, the Minister clarified that the price was levied by the Oommen Chandy-led UDF authorities in 2013 as per a round issued on January 5, 2013. P.Ok. Abdu Rabb was the Minister for Schooling then. The present authorities had solely continued a observe adopted for years in reference to conducting the SSLC mannequin examinations.

Since 2013, college students besides these from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Different Backward Lessons and those that have been orphans have been being charged a price of ₹10 in the direction of assembly the printing and distribution bills of the SSLC mannequin examination query papers. This was collected by the district training officers by way of the headmasters involved.

The funds remaining after assembly the bills was transferred by the DEOs to the deputy director of training of the High quality Enchancment Programme part within the Directorate of Normal Schooling.

The Minister stated round ₹40 lakh was collected as price from the practically 4 lakh college students set to seem for the SSLC examinations. The 2013 round issued by the United Democratic Entrance (UDF) authorities clearly directed that ₹10 be collected from every scholar for assembly the query paper printing and distribution prices.

The Minister additionally took exception to a Fb submit by Mr. Rabb taking a dig on the Left Democratic Entrance (LDF) authorities for the price assortment, mentioning that the round was issued when Mr. Rabb was the Schooling Minister. Mr. Rabb put out a Fb submit forgetting that it was he who had issued the order. “This means that Mr. Rabb had no concept what was taking place in his personal division when he was the Minister,” Mr. Sivankutty hit again. ‘

He additionally condemned the Kerala College students’ Union resolution to carry protests marches to training places of work on the difficulty, saying it failed to grasp that the round was issued by the UDF authorities. “Why did they not organise protests again then?,” he stated, including that the KSU ought to maintain protests in entrance of Mr. Rabb’s workplace.


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