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‘Visually impaired students’ issues will be addressed’
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, March 22 - The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has assured the visually impaired students of all help and support to address their concerns related to the recently-concluded HS final examination.

Responding to concerns regarding the absence of an option in a statistical question in the Education paper in Arts stream, AHSEC said a process would be evolved to address such issues of the special students. Some visually impaired students are of the opinion that there should be more descriptive questions in lieu of statistical questions for the blind students.

“The process of giving an option, which had stopped in the past three-four years, has been resumed from this year and there was an option against a mathematical question. However, since we have the same paper for both special and general students, all mathematical questions cannot be made optional, as it would discourage other students from attempting statistical questions, AHSEC Controller of Examination Pankaj Borthakur said.

“But, we are also equally concerned about the visually impaired examinees and will ensure that their interest is not hampered,” Borthakur added.

He also said that from this year the visually impaired students were allowed to take students one year their junior as scribes.

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