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Education Dept officials in cahoots with criminals?

ARE THE Education Department officials hand in glove with the copying mafia? Or they don?t want to know the established facts of organised copying, intentionally? The ?double-standard? adopted by the officials and their ?functioning? got exposed in the first five days of the UP Board examination.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 01:54 IST

ARE THE Education Department officials hand in glove with the copying mafia? Or they don’t want to know the established facts of organised copying, intentionally? The ‘double-standard’ adopted by the officials and their ‘functioning’ got exposed in the first five days of the UP Board examination.

Sources said they were targeting schools in the remote areas and the outskirts of the Lucknow district and were found ‘patronising’ schools carrying out organised copying within the city limit. So far two examination centres—Gurwa Baruki Higher Secondary at Mall and Kumrawa Inter-College at Kumrawa were debarred.

Both the centres are located on the outskirts of the State Capital. Mostly students from adjoining village were taking examination here and their fault was that they were copying from chits. The flying squad nipped both these centers and tried to give message of carrying out copying free examination.

The officials, however, turned blind eyes to those schools where the invigilators in connivance with the centre in-charge and school managements are facilitating examinees to copy by charging money from them. Even if the officials stumbled at any such schools, they quietly walked away.

Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh has already alleged the officials of the education department of foul play. They alleged that the education department flouted all norms in making centers for the Board examination.

Money was the only yardstick that determined whether a particular school be made centre.

“The DIOS office is hitting at soft targets. They are actually eyeing at such schools whose managements are not influential. By debarring such schools in the remote areas they are projecting their good work only to hide all the wrong things that are taking place in the centres within the city terrain,” states Sangh’s official.

The moot questions are being raised why the flying squads are not frequently visiting those schools owned by influential people or those in the corridor of power.