With the last day to submit final marks of Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) students passed by, some state-board schools are yet to submit the final scores to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). This delay in submission of marks might delay the declaration of SSC results.
MSBSHSE had directed schools to calculate marks following the assessment policy and submit final scores by June 30. But some schools said they faced delays because earlier in June, teachers were not permitted to commute by local train services in Mumbai for the purpose of completion of the assessment.
The principal of a state-board school at Worli said, "Our teachers were not allowed to commute to the school by local train services for the first half of June as the permission was granted by the state government only on June 17. This means we lost almost 15 days of assessment and marks calculation. We are in the process of submitting marks and will complete by next week."
Naresh Gadge, a Class 10 SSC teacher said, "The number of SSC students is quite high. It is not possible to calculate their final marks according to the assessment policy while working from home. We need to check previous records as 50 marks per subject are based on their final scores of Class 9 as per the assessment policy announced by the state."
Recently, the state school education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced, "Results of Class 10 SSC students will be declared by July 15." Rajendra Ahire, Secretary of MSBSHSE, Mumbai division said, "Currently, schools are submitting final scores of Class 10 SSC students. The process of calculating final marks and preparing results is going on."
This year, Class 10 SSC board exams of over 16 lakh students in Maharashtra were cancelled due to Covid-19. The state has directed schools to mark students according to an assessment policy wherein, 50 marks per subject will be based on final scores of Class 9, 30 marks on written examinations of Class 10 and 20 marks on final viva-voce, practical exams and internal assessment of Class 10.