Itanagar: The Director of Elementary Education cum Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh State Board Examination (APSBE) 2021-22, Otem Tayeng, has announced the fresh schedule for re-conduction of the ‘cancelled’ Board exam for Class VIII Social Science and Science subjects, official sources said on Thursday.
As per the latest schedule, the Science examination will be held on February 16 (Wednesday) and the Social Science exam the very next day, February 17 (Thursday). Unlike the earlier schedule, both the subjects’ examinations will now be conducted in the morning shift (9 am-12 noon).
The Director has asked all the DDSEs not to leave the station during the re-conduct of APSBE-2021-22 while emphasizing that all monitoring and supervision activities at district, block and schools be strictly implemented by the existing APSBE modalities within their respective jurisdiction.
It is worth mentioning here that the Class VIII Social Science and Science subjects’ exams (on February 23 and 24) were cancelled following reports of a question paper leak received at the State Directorate office here from the Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE), West Kameng district.
Subsequently, upon registration of a criminal case at the Dirang Police Station under IPC Sections 420/120(B), the principal of Dirang Valley Public School, Tezi Ramadasow, was arrested in connection with the paper leak case that rattled the entire state.
Presently, the case is being investigated by the Special Investigation Cell (SIC). The arrested accused is on three-day police remand now, sources said.