Evaluation of Plus II answer sheets picked up steam as private college teachers joined the process after six-day boycott. The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) claimed that the results will be declared on time.
"Around 82.84% teachers reached the assigned centres on Sunday and others may join on Monday. We are trying our best to complete the work in time. If required, the first-phase evaluation will be extended till April 16," said CHSE chairman Basudev Chhatoi.
Altogether, 15,000 teachers are engaged for the first-phase evaluation of answer sheets that will continue till April 13. The second phase will span from April 16 to 25.
"If everything goes as planned, the results of science stream will be announced in the second week of May and that of arts and commerce in the last week of May," Chhatoi said.
There are 25 lakh answer sheets and each teacher evaluates 15 to 20 of them a day. As many as four lakh students appeared in the examination in the three streams.
"We had no intention of putting the students in trouble. The government's dilly-dallying attitude forced us to go on strike. All possible efforts will be made to complete the work and publish the results in time," said secretary of 662 category of colleges Golak Nayak.
The private teachers belonging to 662 and 448 categories of colleges boycotted the valuation work, demanding abolition of block grant system and pay parity with government teachers.