CCTVs to monitor board exams in Ahmedabad

March 8th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, March 8 (IANS) Closed circuit TVs (CCTVs) will be mounted in examination halls in the city to monitor the week-long state board examinations beginning Monday. Twenty-seven examination halls will have CCTVs mounted for the Class 10 and 12 examinations in Ahmedabad, which has 311 centres in all, according to education board officials.

There will be a special squad of retired Class I and II officers as well as retired teachers who have had been honoured for distinguished service, to check against irregularities during the examination.

The special squad is in addition to the normal examination squad, R.K. Pathak, chairman, Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), told newsmen.

This time 696,330 and 80,756 students are appearing for 10th and 12th examinations in the state, respectively, which is 12 percent more than last year’s.

Asked about the leakage of question papers, GSHSEB deputy chairman R.J. Makadia said rumours were set afloat by vested interests.

There is no chance of any leak. If any such cases come to light stringent action will be taken against the concerned school or against those responsible for the leak. If it is a school it would face de-recognition, he added.

On Sunday, between 11 am and 5 pm, the students can visit their respective examination centres to check the seating arrangements, officials said.

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