The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class10 examinations will start from March 25. There are 392 examination centres in the district where around 56,000 students will take exams. To curb copying, 36 flying squad teams, district education officers (DEOs) and deputy DEOs will visit the examination centres for checking; but for only three exams - English, mathematics and science.
Gurjot Singh, deputy DEO, secondary, said, “As the Class 10 examinations will start at 10am, we will inform observers about their duty at 8am on the day of exam. If we inform them in advance, there are more chances of them being lured to facilitate copying.
All teachers on observer duty will be deputed at an examination centre within 5-7 km so that they can reach the centre on time.”
Meanwhile, according to directions of Punjab education secretary Anjali Bawra, results of Classes 4 to 9 and 11 have to be declared on March 26, as opposed to the earlier date of March 31.
When the deputy DEO was asked if teachers could declare the results on time, as several teachers are on election and examination duty, he replied that teachers were checking the answer sheets, and as per feedback taken from schools, results for all classes would be ready by March 25.
He added that on March 26, the schools would conduct parentteacher meetings, and to make sure that the result was declared, DEOs, deputy DEOs and a team from the director general school education (DGSE) head office would visit the schools.
On the other hand, a government school principal, requesting anonymity, said, “We received directions on March 22 that results of Classes 4 to 9 and 11 have to be declared on March 26.
The authorities should have declared these directions one month ago, as we have already planned everything and now it is difficult to inform the students about declaration of result on an earlier date.”