Dimapur, April 5: Nagaland Government on Monday issued an additional Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in relation to the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) exams set to begin from April 6 in the State.
“Any candidate who has tested COVID-19 positive shall not be allowed to enter the examination premises or appear for the examination. He or she shall be given another chance to appear for the subject(s) in which he/she could not appear within the current year. This facility shall be given only to those candidates who have been tested COVID-19 positive and duly certified by the Medical Department, Government of Nagaland,” it stated.
For those COVID-19 positive cases who could not appear their examinations, the NBSE would give them another opportunity to appear the examination at a later date.
A COVID-19 positive candidate on being tested negative would be allowed to sit for the remaining subject(s) after producing a negative report to be certified by the Health department.
“In such cases, the centre superintendent will make arrangement to let the candidate sit in a separate room by maintaining the SOPs. The NBSE will keep the question paper sets and examination materials ready to hold a separate examination for those candidates who tested COVID-19 positive and recovered after completion of the main examinations of HSLC and HSSLC,” the updated SOP read.
It stated that every candidate must wear face mask compulsorily and adhere to the SOP issued by the Government for appearing in the examinations
“The centre superintendent and the invigilators shall watch out for any health problems occurring amongst the candidates and report it to the medical authorities promptly,” it added. (Page News Service)
Sukhalu sends good luck to students
Dimapur, April 5: Advisor for School Education KT Sukhalu has extended best wishes to the students appearing for HSLC and HSSLC examinations.
In a message issued on Monday, the Advisor stated that this year’s examinations were going to be conducted in an extraordinary situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I wish all the candidates the very best and urge everyone concerned to take necessary precaution to keep yourselves safe,” he said.
Sukhalu also appealed to all the examination centre superintendents and invigilators to conduct the examination in all fairness. All the candidates and staff involved should observe the preventative measures/SOPs issued by the State Government during the conduct of the examination, he stated. (Page News Service)