A day after the students and parents expressed their angst against the assessment of HSSC results, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) Chairman Bhagirath Shetye admitted that during the evaluation, there has been an issue while uploading the assessment of the third language papers -- French, Portuguese and Sanskrit.
Shetye went on to explain, “Those schools which faced this issue contacted us and we advised them to upload the average marks of these papers without touching them. This process was followed because there were few students who opted for these languages.”
“The number of such students in these schools was mostly less than five. Some schools had less than 10 such students. It would have been difficult to maintain the three-year average criteria for these papers,” the Board Chairman added.
Speaking to The Goan, Shetye stated, “Those (students and parents) who have grievances regarding the results can write to their respective principals and send us (Board) the copy of this letter. We will ask the result committee to go through all the relevant documents and examine if there’s any discrepancy. Appropriate measures would be taken to rectify errors of calculations or other issues pertaining to the evaluation process or assessment of marks if any.”
The Chairman, however, pointed out that the Board did not receive any complaints regarding the SSC results where similar evaluation processes were applied.
At Panaji’s Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, parents and students expressed their unhappiness over the assessment after which the Board tried to pacify them.
The assurance of examining the grievances regarding the HSSC evaluation process from the Board chairman has brought some smiles to the faces of agitated parents and students, who were worried about their admissions for higher studies.
A group of parents of students from the Don Bosco Higher Secondary School will be approaching the principal on Thursday at 11 am to discuss their grievances.
“The principal has agreed to meet us and look into our issue. We agree that it’s a technical mistake and are not blaming anyone. Our only concern is to rectify the error and give solace to our wards,” stated one of the parents.
In case of 30-40 students, the Board had instructed the teachers to do the diagnoses of each and every student and the moderation was done on the basis of the performance of the students in the previous three years.