Boats and indigenous ferries were used to distribute question papers in many schools in remote areas in Tripura. The BJP-led government in a uniform system introduced simultaneous exams for the first time in the Northeastern state, in 4,500 schools.
Earlier, until the last academic session, school-wise question papers were prepared in Tripura, but as the motorable roads in the State are in bad condition, boats and ferries are being used to distribute the question papers in these schools so that students can get papers on time during their examinations. ‘Around 96 percent of the 3,93,624 students will appear in the ongoing half-yearly examinations, which will be conducted for the first time by the Education Departments with the centralised uniform question papers,’ stated Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.
He added, ‘If any student will fail in the exam, he or she has to face the re-test.’
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb shared that the BJP-led government has recently trained 41,000 school teachers to enable them to switch to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum from the current academic session, April to March.