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Monday, February 23, 2015

DM to DI - all on the street on Madhyamik 1st day, Mass copying found in Manikchak

Malda, 23 February, 2015: The first day of the Madhyamik examination did not go too well in the district as mass copying was found in some rural schools of the district. Though DM Sharad Dwivedi, ADM (general) Debotosh Mandal, additional SP Abhishek Modi and district inspector of schools – secondary education (DIS-SE) Asish Choudhury inspected numerous examination venues, mass copying could not be prevent at some areas.

Adopting unfair means was random at Enayetpur EA high school in Manikchak. 359 candidates from Sahebnagar high school and Kalindri high school were taking examination at Enayetpur school.

Withing 30 minutes from the commencement of the examination outsiders were found gathering at the vicinity of the venue and soon the started supplying chits to the examinees. Even the copy suppliers mounted the school building and provided the examinees chits containing answers freely.

Civic volunteers posted there were indifferent and the mass copying continued without any restriction. No police personnel was present at the venue and there was reportedly no arrangement for video recording the entire examination process.

Headmaster of the school Mohammed Ibrahim said that controlling the law and order situation outside was not possible for him. Rather he expressed discontent as school was chosen as the venue for for Madhyamik and Higher Secondary examinations.

Reports of mass copying came from some schools in Harischandrapur and Ratua blocks also.

DIS-SE Mr Choudhury said, “The alleged mass copying at Enayetpur high school was a stray incident. Administrative head to police officials and the education department officers were on the road to ensure smooth and peaceful conduction of Madhyamik examination.”

He however added that security would be beefed up and camera-persons would be deployed at Enayetpur school from the next examination day.

Meanwhile, an examinee Maria Khatun, 16 could not take examination after she met with an accident on way to the venue at Bangitola high school today. She was rushed to Malda Medical College Hospital.

Mr Choudhury informed that 22,629 boys and 22,104 girls are taking Madhyamik examinations from Malda this year. “A total of 44,733 candidates appeared for Madhyamik examinations at 118 venues (schools) under 18 centres. CCTVs have been installed in most vulnerable 18 schools,” he added.

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