HSE 2020 result by July 15

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 4: With the remaining subjects/papers of Higher Secondary Exami-nation (HSE), 2020 conduc- ted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (COHSEM) scheduled on July 6 and 7, the result of the examination will be declared by July 15, said COHSEM Chairman Dr L Mahendra today.
Speaking to media persons at the Council's office at Babupara, Dr L Mahen-dra said a total of 4,165 students will appear in the remaining examinations at around 75 centres.
3,618 students will appear for the examination on July 6 while 547 will appear on July 7.
As about 19 designated centres for the remaining examinations are being utilised as quarantine centres, the students of these centres will be allowed to sit for the examinations at the nearest centres by producing necessary documents, he said
In addition, those students who have transpor- tation problems will also be given the option to choose the nearest centre. However, for this 'special arrangement', the examination au- thority of the centre concerned should intimate such request to the Council 'immediately', he added.
The Council is putting in all efforts for smooth conduct of the examinations and declare the results by July 15. Evaluation of papers will start from July 8. COHSEM took this decision considering the interest of the students who will be appearing for various National competitive examinations in September, he said adding the Union HRD Ministry has notified the schedules of the examinations such as  NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).
NEET 2020 is scheduled to be held on September 13 while JEE Main 2020 will be conducted from September 1 to 6. JEE (Advanced) will be held on September 27, he said.
As precautionary measures, all concerned inclu- ding the invigilators, exam authority and students should strictly adhere to the COVID safety guidelines of the Government and Union HRD Ministry.
Mentioning a few COVID related examination guidelines, he said all students must compulsorily wear face masks and maintain physical distance. Students must carry their own hand sanitiser bottle. All entering the examination centres should wash hands or use hand sanitiser.
The students should not shake hands with friends and share eatables. They should not lend articles/materials to others for use. They should avoid crowding/large gatherings.
Parents should provide proper counselling and awareness about the disease (COVID-19) to the students. Parents/guardians should not allow their wards to sit in the examination if they are ill, he said.
Dr L Mahendra also sought cooperation of the district administrations concerned, police, parents and student bodies for smooth conduct of the examinations.
It may be noted that the Class XII examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur started on February 14 with a total of 29,144 students appearing for the examination in 101 centres. Examinations for a few papers were however postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.