PANAJI: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has come across malpractices by some of the schools in the form of conducting re-tests for the students, giving them an undue advantage in the internal assessment.
“It has been brought to the notice of this Board that some schools conduct re-test of Formative Test-I to all students irrespective of the performance of students in the Formative Test-I,” GBHSE said.
The board further said that it results in undue advantage to the student(s). This act of the concerned invites the Malpractice Act. (The Goa Prevention of Malpractice at University, Board and other Specified Examinations Act, 1991) (Goa Act No. 8 of 1991) [27-8-1991].
It may be recalled re-test shall be given to those students whose performance is below 07 marks out of 20 marks, and after re-test if their performance is more than 07, it shall be recorded as 07 only out of 20 marks.
“The Board will carry out random inspection of schools in this regard to find out irregularities if any, as mentioned above. Head of Institution shall personally look into this matter and inform all the concerned to keep records of the Formative Test(s) up to date to avoid deem fit action against errant Schools,” the board said in a circular
GBSHSE has requested the Head of Institution shall bring this Circular to the notice of all concerned and display it in at prominent place on the notice Board of Schools.