SOUMYA DE SARKAR, EOI, MALDA, 22 Feb 2017: Mass copying could not be prevented in three venues of Madhyamik examinations despite strict security arrangements made by the district education department. However, the first day of the examination ended well except some negligible stray incidents as claimed by the district inspector of schools – secondary examinations (DIS-SE) Tapas Biswas.
All three schools where mass copying was noticed are located in Manikchak block. These schools could not prevent mass copying during Madhyamik examinations in earlier years also as claimed by the teachers and students. Outsiders were seen gathering outside Manikchak High School, Mathurapur BSS High School and Kalindri High School little after the Bengali examination started from 12 noon today.
District police, district administrations in consultation with district education department arranged adequate security to prevent mass copying during the secondary examinations. But the outsiders gathered near those three schools could not be discouraged from supplying chits containing answers to the examinees.
The chit-suppliers riskily stood even on the sun-shades and supplied answer copies to the examinees without much hassle. In Mathurapur BSS High School the outsiders allegedly managed to enter the lavatories of the school and supplied the answer-chits to the examinees going there. Even the chase by the police personnel could not prevent the chit-suppliers.
Authorities of those three schools, however, denied the incidents of mass-copying. They claimed that the examinations were smooth and peaceful. “We cannot comment on what happened outside. But there was no untoward incident in the school premises,” said a Headmaster.
Biswas, the DIS-SE said: “I did not receive of mass copying officially from any end. Still the surveillance would be made stricter from the next day.”