Higher secondary examination begins tomorrow; question paper printing is not yet completed.

Thiruvananthapuram: The printing of the Plus One question papers has not been completed even though the Higher Secondary examination is to begin tomorrow. Only the first four days of exam papers have been printed. Students have become a victim of the government’s wastefulness in the name of conducting the examination.

2075 higher secondary schools in the state and exam centers abroad should resend the question paper. Earlier printing was done once. The printing will be done twice as the debt is over the head.

Plus one exam will be from March 1 to 26. Although the government penalizes the students heavily for the exam, the amount for conducting the exam is not properly paid to the schools. The education department charges Rs 240 from Plus One students and Rs 270 from Plus Two students every year to take the exam.

About nine and a half lakh students of the state have paid this amount. If the children are late in paying the fees, they get more than double the amount as fines.

The government is yet to pay the teachers who were evaluated last year. Meanwhile, for the last Christmas examination, more than double question papers were unnecessarily printed for private students.