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Now, CCTV cameras to keep watch on all exam centres in UP government schools

The scourge of mass copying in government schools may end soon with the government planning to use CCTV cameras for surveillance in all examination centres.

education Updated: Oct 15, 2017 11:11 IST
HT Correspondent
File photograph Class 10 girls during their ICSE board examination at La Martiniere School in Lucknow .
File photograph Class 10 girls during their ICSE board examination at La Martiniere School in Lucknow .(HiT Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh state government plans to equip all school examination centres with CCTV cameras by December this year to crack down on the use of unfair means by students.

“Beginning next academic session, all examinations will be conducted under the watch of cameras. Buildings or premises that do not have cameras will not be made examination centres,” chief secretary Rajive Kumar said on Saturday.

He said CCTV cameras should be installed at all the examination centres by December 2017. Mass copying by students has dogged Uttar Pradesh’s government schools for a long time now.

The chief secretary, who was given a presentation on how to make the education system effective and provide quality education, asked officials to prepare an action plan for all primary and basic education institutions.

Stressing on the need to hold regular parent-teacher meetings to monitor the progress of students, he said the target should be set for 100% attendance for students as well as teachers to achieve good results.

The officials were asked to short list schools where the number of teachers was higher than students so that they could be deployed in schools which are short of teaching staff.

Kumar said steps should be taken to ensure adequate teaching staff at the 166 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Model Inter Colleges when the academic session begins in April next year.

Officials were asked to make the maximum use of online system and make it effective, especially for issues related to affiliations. “To provide quality education to students, necessary changes should be made in the syllabus. NCERT pattern should be adopted for UP to bring government school students at par with those in the CBSE-affiliated institutions,” Kumar said.