The Khasi Students Union (KSU) has flagged inaccuracies in the answer keys for the Meghalaya Teachers Eligibility Test (MTET) released by the Directorate of Educational Research and Training with Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma.
Several aspirants have complained that a significant number of answer keys provided for Paper I (LP level) & Paper II (UP level) were incorrect during the test which was held on December 1.
Leaders of the KSU met Sangma today and sought his immediate intervention “This discrepancy has caused considerable confusion, frustration, and anxiety amongst candidates who had invested their time, effort, and resources in preparing for the examination,” the KSU said.
The KSU also sought immediate and comprehensive review of the answer keys by a panel of subject-matter experts. “This review should be conducted meticulously to identify and rectify any errors, thus ensuring the accuracy of the assessment process,” the union added.
The union also urge the minister to prioritise open and transparent communication with the affected aspirants so that transparency will help alleviate their concerns and frustrations of the candidates thereby ensuring their trust in the examination system.
Meanwhile, the KSU also brought to the attention of the minister the inordinate delay in the release of scholarships to students and called for timely disbursal of the same, to provide relief to students.
Pointing out that reportedly the scholarships were set to be released within two weeks, starting from November 21, the KSU said students have patiently waited, but to no avail.
“The impact of this delay is deeply disheartening for the students who rely on these scholarships to support their education and pursue their academic aspirations. Many of the students come from underprivileged backgrounds and depend on these funds to meet their educational expenses, including tuition fees, textbooks, and other essential materials,” the union told the minister.