Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board has decided not to conduct re-exam for the leaked English paper II. It is very unfortunate for the students who haven’t got the leaked questions. The chosen decisions among many options the committee had, doesn’t hold any water. It is honestly unfair.
The most awaiting moment – the decision from the board came as bombshell for the students. Almost everyone was expecting the board to re-conduct the exam. Either parent of the students and the students themselves.
No other options could play fair in this case. There are maximum numbers of students who haven’t gotten any idea about the leaked paper and there are few pockets who proudly have written the paper. The only best option is to redo the exam.
Why consider the marks in English I and abandon English II when former examines mostly the grammar and language and later the literature which expose students to poetry, drama, story etc.? Why should there be two separate papers then? How logical it is to compare two complete different things?
It is good reminiscence how I struggled to score good marks in English. For almost every student English II is rescue from hassle of English I. English II help students to get the good average marks.
The reasons prioritized by the board are cost at the first place and then the logistics and hassle to students. Considering these reasons and decides not to redo exam don’t at all play fair to students and parents who work hard whole academic year. It is not the students illegally leaked the questions. It is the ethical questions to the integrity and liability of person who leaked the paper.
I hope the decision shall be reverse first to redo exam and play fair to all students and then find the person behind for causing adversity and fix accountability at the earliest.