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Shikshak Sangh opens front against copycats

THE MADHYAMIK Shikshak Sangh has decided to go on the warpath to expose foul play in choosing examination centres. Their ultimate objective is to stop copycats in their tracks.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 01:59 IST

THE MADHYAMIK Shikshak Sangh has decided to go on the warpath to expose foul play in choosing examination centres. Their ultimate objective is to stop copycats in their tracks.

While chalking out a plan for a massive agitation, the Sangh has blamed education department officials for turning a blind eye to copying during the UP Board examinations.

“Since the education department chose most of the centres after taking money from private schools, they were not in a position to initiate action against those engaged in the copying business,” said a member of the Sangh.

Thus, neither invigilators nor the flying squad team could muster the courage to book those using unfair means with impunity.

For instance, answer sheets were changed at a school based at Paper Mill Colony. At another school near Chowk, invigilators were found allowing students to make the most of their copying material. At one centre, none of the examinees had a registration card.

The Sangh alleged that the DIOS office had created an atmosphere that helped the examinees copy at will.

Calling for steps to bust the copying racket, the Sangh alleged that male invigilators were deployed at such centres, where only girl students were taking the examinations and vice-versa. As a result, the male invigilators were not able to check girls using unfair means. “All this is because officials have succumbed to the pressure of the copying mafia,” they said.

The first phase of the agitation will begin with submission of a memorandum to the DM and the director, Secondary Education, in which they will highlight how centres were chosen for monetary considerations. They will also underline gross anomalies in preparation of invigilators’ ID-cards.

“The department has appointed Sant Ram Verma, supposedly a teacher of DAV College, as the centre incharge of Sarwangirn Vikas Inter College, Alambagh.

Interestingly, there is no teacher with this name at DAV. Similarly, officials have sent teachers of self-financing colleges for invigilation work at self-financing colleges. This is indicative of foul play in the education department,” the Sangh said.