Assam students to use RTI Act to get answer scripts

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Guwahati, Feb 6 (UNI) The Right to Information Act has come to the help of candidates in Assam's state-board conducted class X and XII examinations, with the students now able to procure photo copies of their answer scripts under the Act.

Assam Education Minister Ripun Bora said yesterday that the candidates would be able to get photo copy of their answer scripts, thus diminishing further the chances of wrong evaluation.

The Minister was addressing a meeting of Board of Secondary Education, Assam, (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) officials here to review the preparations for the examinations, slated to start from February 15. It is the maiden time that an Education Minister has reviewed examination preparation in the state.

Mr Bora, urging the candidates to utilize the RTI Act to ensure that they get the correct marks, also called on the evaluators to be more careful as the person would be held responsible for any improper evaluation.

He also took stock of the security arrangements being taken to ensure that question papers were not leaked and that answer scripts were not manipulated.

Altogether 3,55,120 candidates would appear for the class X examinations in 758 centres, while another 1,65,726 candidates would take the class XII examinations in 618 centres.

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