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Inter practical exams become a farce in AP State

Inter practical exams become a farce in AP State
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Intermediate practical examinations, which will begin across the state on Friday, have become a routine affair every year as majority of students...

Tirupati: Intermediate practical examinations, which will begin across the state on Friday, have become a routine affair every year as majority of students attend them without any practical knowledge.

Corporate colleges are neither showing any interest to establish well-equipped science laboratories nor they take the students to laboratories. With the introduction of jumbling system for practical examinations also as in the case of theory examinations, in some colleges students as a group were taught the procedures to be followed in some of the experiments.

The corporate colleges have tried to put hurdles on the jumbling system successfully till a couple of years ago so that they can have self-centres which can benefit their students. At last, the government has initiated jumbling system and from last year and it was implemented for examiners as well and as such they will be allotted new centres everyday which will be announced just a day in advance.

However, parents agree that though their wards have been getting above 90 per cent marks in theory examinations they have no knowledge in practicals. “Yet, we have to adjust with the system as corporate colleges have become part of our life. We leave everything about practical examinations to the mercy of God and there was no other go,” observed a parent.

Even the record writing also became a farce with students were asked to manage with readymade records available at some shops. The situation in government and TTD junior colleges was entirely different as the students there were well versed in practical knowledge.

In Chittoor district, practical examinations will be held at 91 centres where a total of 30,120 students will appear out of which 26,319 candidates belong to general science category, while the remaining were vocational students.

Regional Inspection Officer (RIO) M Krishnaiah told The Hans India that the equipment to conduct examinations is ready and in order at all the centres. Joint Collector-II V R Chandramouli held a meeting a couple of days ago with all the departments concerned like electrical, health, RTC, police etc., and instructed to appoint one ANM at every centre and there should not be power interruptions during the time of examinations. The theory examinations will be held from February 27 and will last up to March 18.

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