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Higher Secondary exam begins in violence hit Manipur

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Imphal, Feb 21: Amid the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Examinations began on Wednesday.

The examination are underway in 111 examination centres.

The Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) is conducting the examination for Class XII, and 31,351 students, including 15,152 girls from 236 higher secondary schools, appeared for the exams.

Last year, around 36,000 students had appeared for the exam.


COHSEM Chairman Takhellambam Ojit Singh said that the exams are scheduled to end on March 23. Of the total number of centres, 36 are in the ten hill districts, and 75 are in the six valley districts.

Taking to X, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said, “I extend my best wishes to all students appearing for the COHSEM exam. Your dedication and hard work will pave the way for a brighter future. Let’s ensure a smooth conduct of exams by refraining from any actions that may disrupt the process.”

Due to the ethnic crisis in Manipur, many students opted to appear from other states.


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