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14 flying squads at work to prevent cheating at 150 centres

punjab Updated: Feb 28, 2015 22:46 IST
HT Correspondent

The district education department has constituted 14 flying squads along with 25 observers to prevent cheating in the district in the Punjab School Education Board examinations that kicked off on Saturday.

The examination of ‘general English’ was conducted at 150 centres on Saturday.

With an aim to curb cheating during the board exams, the education department also conducted video recordings at three schools, including Government Boys School at Samana.

According to the department, no cheating case was reported till the evening and students at a Civil Lines school expressed their satisfaction over paper, which according to them, was good and from the syllabus.

A lone incident of wrong packets of question papers being delivered was reported from a school at Old Police Line, where around 314 students were appearing in the exams, but the education department managed to start the exam within half an hour.

District education officer (secondary) Harinder Kaur said, “As per the direction of the PSEB, 14 flying squads comprising three members each are active to prevent cheating at examination centers. Besides, 25 observers have directed to check four-five examination centres, while a control room has been set up to provide immediate help to the students and officials.”