Srinagar: Despite the involvement of the police and the District administration, authorities are failing to stop the menace of ‘copying’ during the exams that are being held for class 10th and 12th.
Interestingly, annual regular Board of School Education (BOSE) examination for class 12 and 10 commenced from November 01 and 02 respectively.
However, the menace of copying by students inside exam halls continued on day one of examination forcing authorities to shift few exam centres.
Notably, the authorities have proposed to order suspension of exam staff involved in encouragement of copying in exam centres.
On Wednesday, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir received complaints of copying by students inside exam centres designated in higher secondary school Kellar in Shopian.
The authorities shifted the exam centre besides proposed suspension of whole examination staff for encouraging copying inside exam centres.
“We received a complaint of copying in Kellar school following which we shifted the exam centre for class 12th students to Shopian higher secondary and proposed suspension of examination staff,” Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo said.
He said the concerned Chief Education Officer (CEO) has submitted his report but they were waiting for report from the Deputy Commissioner. “We will probably put the examination staff under suspension,” he said.
He said they have also shifted two more examination centres in South Kashmir districts.
“We shifted few exam centres designated in a school in Kulgam district and some centres set up in one of the schools in Anantnag district were also shifted to another school,” he said.
“These centres were located at distant places and there were apprehensions of public interference. So we decided to change the location of these centres,” Itoo said.
Interestingly, the School Education Department has roped in district administration and JK Police in conducting the annual BOSE exams. However, copying continues in exam centres forcing authorities in the DSEK to shift the exam centres to other places.
Meanwhile, students of class 10th after appearing in their first paper- English, complained that few students were getting special treatment inside the exam centres.
“Some selective students get special treatment by examination staff which discourages other students,” a group of students whose exam centre is designated in Kothi Bagh girls higher secondary school, said.
Director School Education Kashmir said they will issue strict instructions to examination staff that there should be no partiality in treatment given to students inside exam halls.
“If such things are happening, it will definitely have an impact on other students. They will think that some students are given special treatment, which is bad,” he said.