Bhiwani : March 1 : The Board of School Education Haryana has set an example before other Education Boards of the country by implementing the Semester System successfully. During the first phase the Examinations of Middle and Secondary Second Semester Examinations (Academic and Open School) concluded today smoothly with full cooperation of the various sections of society. This was stated by Mr. Vikas Gupta, IAS the Board Secretary while addressing a press conference at the Baya Tourist Complex here today. He said that the teacher had helped implement Semesterization immensely, the interest of students in studies had increased manifold ; the load of school bags had decreased resulting in the desired qualitative improvement in the field of education. He disclosed that in order to bring quality in the internal working of the Board, the administration is trying to get ISO 9001 : 2000 certificate.
This would help the streamlining of the working of the Board, making it more reliable and accountable. The Secretary further said that for raising the standard of Education, the Board had, for the first time decided to provide subsidy of Rs. twelve thousand to the permanently recognised private schools of the State alongwith the Government Schools. An expenditure of Rs. twelve crores would be incurred by the Board. All information relating to students/teachers and schools would be available on-line in all these schools. Mr. Gupta further revealed that an Accredition Cell would soon be set up in the Board in order to provide detailed information of good educational institutions to students and their guardians. Grading of schools would be done according to the available educational infrastructure, provision of various courses and other facilities. This would help in improvement of the quality and standardisation of education, he added. The Secretary told that use of unfairmeans had been checked remarkably in the on-going Examination and outside interference had been eliminated. He said that all sections of society had given valuable and active cooperation in the conduct of Examinations especially district administration, police, teachers and media. Mr. Gupta expressed the hope that the Board would get full cooperation of all sections of the society during the forthcoming Senior Secondary Examinations commencing for March 14. He further told that 4,70,000 candidates of Middle and 3,21,491 candidates of Secondary appeared at 1813 centres during the first phase of the Examination. For the effective inspection of the centres, 443 flying squads were formed. These squads booked 646 cases of unfairmeans during the Examinations. The squad of Board Secretary also inspected the Examination centres daily and booked 120 cases of unfairmeans. The Secretary further told that during the second phase of Examinations, Senior Secondary Second Semester Examination would be conducted from March 14 in which 1,45,378 candidates would appear at 725 Examination Centres.