Thinley Namgay   

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that he has asked the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) to consider the average marks obtained by 40 students of Trashitse HSS in school exams if students get less marks from re-sitting the board exams.

The re-examination for missing papers concluded on January 22.  The result will be declared towards the end of this month.

In the academic year 2022, Class XII students of Trashitse appeared five exams in their school. The PM said that if a candidate has 78 percent in mathematics on average from five school exams, this score should be awarded if he or she acquires less marks from the mathematics re-exam.

“Average marks obtained by 40 students are with us,” PM said, adding that he informed the police to ensure that whoever made the mistake that led to this situation is caught and dealt with as per the law.

PM said that there was no option other than making the students sit the exams again. “It is a huge disappointment for all of us. We feel extremely sorry for students and family members. Such things cannot be accepted.”

Forty students re-appeared for their Class XII board examinations from January 19.

While preparing for evaluation of the answer scripts on January 13, BCSEA officials, when opening the consignment of Trashitse HSS, found that four envelopes containing answer scripts of English II, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics were missing.

Officials found that 40 answer scripts for English II, 25 each for Physics and Chemistry, and 15 answer scripts for Mathematics were missing.

The police collected biometric data from teachers who were on evaluation duty in Gelephu. More than 1,600 teachers were in Gelephu for the evaluation of Class VIII, X, and XII examination papers.