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Madhya Pradesh: NIOS students pass Class X, XII exams without appearing

New Delhi: Hundreds of students of Madhya Pradesh’s open school passed their Class X and XII examinations even without appearing in it.

The incident surfaced after the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) had requested the HRD Ministry to conduct an investigation into the irregularities in the declaration of results.

The NIOS chairman Chandra B Sharma reportedly recommended a detailed investigation by the Centre into the serious irregularities found across three NIOS examination centres in Madhya Pradesh – Ratlam, Umaria and Sehore on August 22.

He told The Indian Express, “I do not want to name the vigilance agency at this moment.”

The NIOS is an autonomous body functioning under the HRD Ministry. The institution is believed to be the largest Open School Board in the world.

In June end, a three-member inquiry team was formed to enquire about the irregularities in the state.

“We wanted a fair inquiry, which is why the committee members were not from within the NIOS system. They submitted their findings of 20 days ago, based on which I have recommended a proper investigation,” added Sharma.

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