A year after the Bihar topper scam exposed the corrupt education system in the state, another topper of the state is in news and not for a good reason. This year’s Bihar Class 12 topper in Arts, Ganesh Kumar, is at the centre of a controversy for getting unexpected marks in a subject. Ganesh had opted for Music as one of his subjects and got 65 marks out 70 in the practicals for this subject. Considering his high Music practical marks, Ganesh should have been well trained in Music. But news reports have shown Ganesh doesn’t have much idea about Music.
After last year’s controversy, Bihar board took stringent measures for conducting the school exams, failing over 60 per cent of students in Science and Arts.
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Ganesh, 24, hails from Saraiya, Giridih in Jharkhand and claims to be a student of Ram Nandan Singh Jagdeep Narayan College in Samastipur. He scored 82.6 per cent marks. He scored 65 out of 70 in Music practical, 18 out of 30 in Music Theory and 92 marks out of 100 in Hindi. During an interview with media, Ganesh failed to give satisfactory answers to questions related to Music. In an interview with Aaj Tak, when asked about Music, Ganesh was unable to answer questions properly and was clueless about the basics of the subject.
When asked to sing a song or play a musical instrument, Ganesh said he could not do it. During the whole interview, it was clear that he had very little to no knowledge about the subject in which he scored the most.
While Bihar Board Class 12 results were announced on May 30, Ganesh was untraceable ever since. When asked about his whereabout, he said that one of his uncles had died and he had gone to his place. According to an India Today report, Ganesh had left his home four years back and his sister Mukta said that he never came back home. Mukta said, “He left home four years back and during this time he never came to Giridih.”
The Bihar School Examination Board declared the class 12th results on May 30, 2017. In the wake of the topper scam that took place in 2016, stringent measures were introduced by the board to curb the number of fake toppers, as a results of which 64.75 per cent students were unable to clear the Class 12 board examination this year. This year’s BSEB board exam results are ‘worst’ of the last two decades.