Kottayam: The final board examination for schools is a tense affair for students and their parents. Much care is taken for studies as well as to keep oneself in the right frame of mind and health as the respective final examinations of the state and central boards approach. However, a few candidates are so unlucky that they may have to take another chance as tragedies strike just ahead or during the all-important final hurdle.
Praise God, a 10th standard student of N.S.S. Higher Secondary School at Chingavanam in Kottayam district could not complete his Higher Secondary Certificate examination, following the unexpected death of his father.
Praise, who had swooned in the examination hall a couple of days before following high fever, had decided to continue appearing for the examinations battling a weak health for the sake of his father. Unfortunately, the boy had to leave the examination hall to take a last look at his father, Ajayan who died in Thiruvananthapuram.
His mother Lisie and younger brother Prince had already left for Thiruvananthapuram without informing Praise about Ajayan’s death, hoping the boy would be able to complete the examination.
However, as the time of the funeral grew nearer, the relatives had to fetch Praise from the examination hall even before the exam was over.
The boy had already missed the examination on March 20 as he fainted in the hall.