Published On: Fri, Mar 30th, 2018

Students, Congress protest outside CBSE headquarters over paper leak

New Delhi: Students and Congress activists on Friday protested outside the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) headquarters here over the leakage of Class 10 and Class 12 question papers.

NSUI on Friday met Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar

Some of the protesters tried climbing over the police barricades outside the office in Preet Vihar but were rebuffed.

The affected students and their parents say the leakage of maths and economics question papers for Class 10 and 12 respectively has hit them badly. Many who had been looking forward to holidays would now have to cancel their plans until the tests are held again.

On the other hand, the NSUI on Friday met Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and demanded the sacking of CBSE chief Anita Karwal.

Leaders of the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India also demanded that the affected students be given the option to re-appear in the Class 10 and 12 exams which will be re-taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

“We asked him to sack the CBSE chief… Another alternative we suggested was to accord average marks of previous papers in place of the cancelled papers,” Delhi University Students Union President and NSUI member Rocky Tuseed said.

Tuseed said Javadekar promised to consider their demands.

The leak of economics question paper of Class 12 and mathematics paper of Class 10 was reported on Wednesday. The CBSE has announced a re-examination in the two papers though fresh dates are yet to be announced.

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