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UKHRUL| Oct 16 : Candidates appearing for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) examinations at Pettigrew College, Ukhrul examination centre have been facing severe inconveniences and problems due to the erratic power supply during examination timings.
With hundreds of students appearing for the examinations which commenced from October 6 and will continue till November 5, the superintendent of the Pettigrew College, Ukhrul examination centre, Prof. P. Horam has appealed the local MLAs for uninterrupted supply of power during the examination timings which is from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
It may be mentioned that NIOS has been working on the concept of On-Demand Examination (ODE) at Secondary Level since 2003 in the area of its feasibility and operationalisation. The concept of ODE is a great step in the direction of flexibility to the open and distance learning.
Meanwhile, professor P. Horam along with all the officers concerned of the centre have also sought co-operation from all CVOs and people of the Tangkhul community in general to support the process to bring about quality education.
The superintendent further expressed gratitude to the District Administration, SDPO of Ukhrul and his team for extending full co-operation for smooth conduct of the examination.
However, there have been unproven reports of few candidates indulging in duplicating documents for impersonation in collusion with computer shops, although the officer concerned has informed that the on-going examinations is being conducted smoothly and that every possible care is taken to curb the use of unfair means and impersonation.