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Answer sheets stolen : Students to be allotted 'average' marks

02 Jun 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
SSC papers stolen in Maharashtra, authorities fail again

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will allot average marks to 186 students after the answer sheets were stolen.

A total of 516 answer sheets were stolen in April out of which only 330 were recovered back.

With 'average' marks getting allotted to the 186 students, the efforts of meticulous students among them will have gone for a toss.

In context: SSC papers stolen in Maharashtra, authorities fail again

02 Jun 2017Answer sheets stolen : Students to be allotted 'average' marks

BackgroundStudents suffer as authorities fail to address irregularities

This incident points to the irregularities of the authorities wherein they have failed to provide fair results either over stolen answer sheets or due to mass cheating.

This causes suffering for the students whose sincere efforts go in vain and undeserving students end up winning accolades or prizes that were not meant for them.

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