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NU online exam error unfortunate: Rio
Correspondent KOHIMA/DIMAPUR, FEB 24 (NPN):
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Published on 25 Feb. 2011 1:02 AM IST
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Chief minister Neiphiu Rio termed it as “unfortunate” the failure on the part of Nagaland University (NU) authorities to provide Tenyidie question papers through the newly introduced online system on Tuesday and assured to look into the matter.
He, however, said that at times things go wrong while implementing new system. Rio was reacting to queries on the sidelines of the launching of the road cutting works of Botsa-Bokajan road Thursday at Botsa.
Minister for higher and technical education Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu said that the state government was not intervening into the matter so far since both the teaching community and the university authority maintain that it was an autonomous institution. He said the government was aware that Nagaland University was a central university but added that it was also for the Naga people and stressed on the importance of establishing a better understanding.
Press secretary to state chief minister Abu Metha when contacted said that the state government was serious on the NU fiasco. He disclosed that the higher & technical education department had been directed to take up the matter.
It may be mentioned that the Nagaland University had recently introduced online system of providing question papers. However, the new system had failed on Tuesday and the Tenyidie paper for graduate students had to be re-scheduled to March 10.
Following unceasing problems one after another and frequent agitations by both the students and teaching community of the university, the state government had earlier constituted a cabinet sub committee headed by planning minister T R Zeliang to thoroughly study into the various problems of the university and submit its finding and recommendations.
NSF plea to chief rector NU
Naga Students Federation (NSF) has written to Nagaland governor Nikhil Kumar who is also the chief rector NU to address the issues confronting the university especially with regard to the ongoing under graduate examination.
NSF expressed utter surprise that the new system of online delivery of question papers was introduced even without putting into trial leading to failure of the system. The Federation said several errors and anomalies have been detected since the commencement of the exam and pointed out the petite size of question papers. It also said that the allotment of marks do not tally with the actual marks allotted.
Further, the NSF said it was surprised over the absence of VC, Registrar and Controller of Examination during the examination period and also the sudden postponement of the Tenyidie exam without prior information.
Against the backdrop of such anomalies, the NSF urged the chief rector NU to intervene into the matter and deliver justice at the earliest.
Meanwhile, condemning the cancellation of the Tenyidie exam, the Tenyidie Kephrunuoko Krotho (TKK) said that the entire responsibility lay with the “VC and his cronies” as it was due to hasty application of the new system without facilitating proper training and trails.
It said that the confidential paper which was handled by a private company “finally exercised its motive to spoil the career of the innocent students as well as to discourage the promotion of Tenyidie.”
The TKK also said that proper setting was made during one-day seminar on examination reform under NU initiated by the vice chancellor where principals of colleges had “flattered” the VC leading to operation of such new system violating the norms and procedures of the university.
TTK said that the “sabotage was beyond excusable” and called for suitable punishment for the culprits.
Further, the TKK said that the claim of the VC on error translation was “baseless” as confidential papers were set in Tenyidie and therefore the question of translation did not arise.

 
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