Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has set up as many as 389 examination centres in the district for Classes 10 and 12 board examinations to be conducted from March 1.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Gurjot Singh, deputy district education officer (secondary) said, "This is for the first time the education department has deputed extra invigilators in various clusters according to strength at these examination centres. About 10 to 15 invigilators would be deputed as reserved so that in case of any emergency, they could be sent to any of the examination centres. Teachers are deputed on examination duty under the area of 10 to 15 km."
To check these centers during exams, district education officers and flying squad teams would visit the centres. According to education department, in 2012, around 100 cheating cases were reported during the annual exams conducted in March. However in March 2013 exams, as many as 12 cases were reported. No cheating case was reported from Ludhiana during the compartment examinations held in 2013.
For the convenience of students, the board has decided to provide roll numbers through online service so that they could save their time. This is the first time roll numbers would be available online and students can get them after getting the attestation from school authorities.
Govt school principal urge dept to change centre
Anoop Kumar Passi, principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, has written to Punjab School of Education Board to change the examination centre from the school, for the board exams to be held from March 1. Earlier, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had asked PWD department to demolish 10 classrooms of the school which were declared unsafe. So the principal of the school has requested the education department to change the centre as 'it would be difficult to conduct the exams in the school due to inadequate infrastructure'.