Chennai: Students appearing for their Class 12 board exam at the government higher secondary school at Mampazhaoutta village near Villupuram were in for a shocker. It was not because of the fear for dreaded examinations but because they could not find their allotted classroom on time.
The scheduled timing of the examination was 10 am but even after the gong struck for the commencement of the paper, students were clueless on the seating arrangement. After many urgent queries, it was found that the exam-in-charge was nowhere to be found as he had forgotten all about it.
As soon as the news spread, education department officials and chief education officer rushed to the school to find that the superintendent and 17 teachers were missing.
After some frantic calls, Thagaraj, the exam-in-charge, finally made it to the venue and the exam was conducted, albeit half-an-hour late.
Villupuram is one of the lowest ranked educational districts in the state of Tamil Nadu which has 36,0000 students appearing from 109 schools. Thagaraj, the headmaster of Thiruvalur government high school was appointed as the superintendent of the exam centre.
Parents of the students are really upset with education officials and said that there wards were psychologically upset which might be reflected in their marks.