Lack of infrastructure, teaching and non-teaching staff and their alleged involvement in unlawful practices are some of the reasons for forfeiting affiliations of schools and colleges. Read on to know more!
In the wake of freeing itself from surrounding merit-list controversies that occurred in around May 2016, The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has cancelled affiliations of 56 more schools and intermediate colleges in the state. Some of the reasons to cancel affiliations were lack of infrastructure, teaching and non-teaching staff and their alleged involvement in unlawful practices.
Earlier this year, when failed interviews of humanities and science toppers grabbed national headlines, BSEB immediately took action by disaffiliating institutions that were unsatisfactory in functioning. Till now, the number of such institutes has reached up to 124 since May. Earlier, BSEB cancelled affiliation of 68 schools. At least 212 schools are under the board’s scanner.
BSEB is now taking drastic steps to make the education system fair and transparent. BSEB Chairman Anand Kishor decided to suspend around 21 colleges and schools, giving them time (more than six months) to work on their deficiencies.
More actions on Unfair Practises
Since the news of toppers’ scam broke, BSEB has constantly been questioned over its accountability. This controversy has not only led them to cancel affiliations but also upgrade their exam procedures to a technology-enabled platform, starting from registration of students to evaluation of answer sheets. Here are the steps taken by the board to improve education system in Bihar-
- Offline registrations have been ceased to continue, online registrations will have 90 percent less chances of entering names wrong.
- Marksheets will have 12 security features that include QR code, m-certificate and photo.
- The new software enabled feature will eliminate time-delays and frauds in the future.
- Answer sheets will be available to evaluators on the web.