Large number of students who appeared for their 10th and 12th grade NIOS Board Exams in Kuwait are in a quandary when the results were declared as all the students who appeared for the exams in Kuwait were marked as Absent.
NIOS officially published 12th Board exam results on Wednesday, 5th June 2019 and thereafter 10th standard on their website. The students and parents were surprised when checking the result as the website showed only the practical marks while the theory marks were displayed as “AB” (Absent).
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an autonomous institution under Government of India. The NIOS is a national board that administers examinations for Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations similar to the CBSE and the CISCE.
Number of students from Kuwait attended this year's exam where Indian Community School, ICSK was the only centre in Kuwait. As per the procedure, all answer sheets for board exams will be sealed and handed over to the Indian Embassy. The Embassy will send the answer sheets to the respective board for valuation.
Students and parents alike are in a dilemma as their results have not yet come and the admission for higher students are in its final stage. "We got stuck with my daughters admission for higher studies as our results have not yet come and nobody is giving a concrete answer on when the results will be out", said an angry parent. "We do not know whether it is a fault from the exam centre or the delay is from the Indian Embassy", he added.
When contacted, the ICSK principal confirmed that the answer sheets were handed over to the Embassy official immediately after the exams. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait received the answer sheets in April this year, however as per NIOS, the answer sheets did not reach them. "I had contacted the embassy immediately after I came to know about this issue and had requested them to do the necessary steps at the earliest," ICSK principal Dr Binumon told IndiansinKuwiat.com. “I had also requested NIOS to release the results at the earliest", he added.
When contacted, the Indian Embassy informed IndiansinKuwiat.com that even though there was a technical delay in sending the sheets to Delhi, we are in constant touch with NIOS to release the results at the earliest. The answer sheets are now with the NIOS and the results of those students will be released within a week, Indian Embassy informed.