A class 12 Science student who appeared for the Gujarat board exam at Sheth Heerabhai Kanya Vidyalay in Maninagar on Thursday was rushed to LG Hospital after he complained of discomfort and nausea while writing the paper.
Taj Mohammad, after writing the Chemistry paper for about 30 minutes, complained of unease and difficulty in breathing. The invigilator and the school principal summoned an ambulance and he was rushed to the nearby LG Hospital. His parents were also informed.
Centre and principal Kalpana Brahmbhatt, while confirming the incident, said, “The student was fine when the question paper and answer-sheet were distributed at 3pm. After 15 minutes of paper-reading time, he started to write the paper. Around 3.30 pm, he complained of uneasiness. We called an ambulance and rushed him to the LG Hospital."
The student could not complete the paper and will have to repeat the year. Dr Leena Dabhi, Medical Superintendent of LG Hospital, said Taj Mohammad was brought to the hospital around 3:30 pm. “The patient came down with a panic attack and he was given OPD base treatment,” she said.
'Chemistry tricky, stats easy'
The Class 12 Chemistry paper proved to be tough and time consuming for students. Saanjh Matta, a student of HB Kapadia School, said, “It was neither easy nor tough. Some sections were lengthy and tricky.”
Students in class 12 general stream gave thumbs up to the statistics paper, saying it was easy and that a high score in the paper will improve their overall result.
Cheating case in Ahmedabad rural
One cheating case was reported in Ahmedabad rural from Narayan Guru school. A class 12 student was caught with a mobile phone in the statistics paper. Gujarat board officials said a total of 6 cheating cases were reported in Gujarat including two in Junagadh, one in Patan and one in Ahmedabad in class 12 general stream and one each in Vadodara and Surat in class 12 science.
Panchamrut School in Nikol faced supplementary shortage on Thursday. While officials said they sourced the requirement from a nearby zone centre, many students complained that they lost 10 minutes in the process. A complaint in this connection has been made at the GSHSEB, said sources.