President of Meghalaya Elementary Pre Service Trained Teachers’ Association, Kiew Shaphrang J.W. Thabah, addressing a press conference in Shilling.MMP Meghalaya Elementary Pre Service Trained Teachers’ Association along with all those who appeared in the Meghalaya Teachers’ Eligibility Test today condemned the leakage of examination papers, which was held on the 31st January 2019. Addressing media persons at Shillong Press Club, the President of Meghalaya Elementary Pre Service Trained Teachers’ Association, Kiew Shaphrang J.W. Thabah, while expressing resentment over the leakage of papers, said this showed the lapses of the Education Department. Thabah also said the state Government should immediately punish all those involved in the leakage of papers. He all said right from the beginning, the teachers had expressed dissatisfaction over the way in which the examination was conducted.
“The process of holding the examination began with the problem of submission of application forms, where the candidates had to spend a lot of their time and energy. The applicants had to get their Challans signed by the DIETs, DERT,DSEL, after which, the applicants had to submit to papers at the Treasury Offices. After that had to make payment to the banks, they would have to submit their applications to DIET.” Thabah said, adding that this kind of procedure had to be done twice for one paper. The distribution of Amid Cards was also done in a careless manner. This also created enormous problem, not only to the applicants, but also to the employee of the Department”. He also said it has come to light that in some of the examination centers, those who were writing the examination were allowed to use the Mobile Phones in violation of the instruction printed in the Amid Cards that “No Mobile Phones” shall be allowed to be carried inside the examination halls.
He also said that his organization had met the Meghalaya Education Minister for installation of the CCTBV at the examination halls to ensure fair examination; but nothing was done in this regard. He said his organization would like to urge the state Government to conduct the examination again for both the papers in the entire state. He refuted the minister’s clarification that the papers were leaked only one centre. He said in this age of high technology, once the information is leaked in the media, it spread like wild fires in seconds and is accessible by everyone. MMP