July 02, 2020

68 expelled on Day II of Intermediate exam

Patna: Sixty eight candidates were expelled from centres across the state for using unfair means on the second day of the Intermediate exams.

Five Munnabhais (non-candidates impersonating as candidates, as in the movie Munnabhai MBBS) were arrested for writing the exam for other candidates.

The Bihar Secondary Teachers’ Association (BSTA) has meanwhile opposed the suspension of a teacher assigned invigilation duty at the upgraded middle school in Udakishanganj, Madhepura district.

Rajshree Tandon, who was on invigilation duty at the school, was suspended by the Madhepura district administration on Tuesday for negligence of duty.

Chits were recovered from a girl student despite frisking by the invigilator. The teacher was suspended as Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) had clearly issued instructions that candidates would be frisked at the entrance gate and inside the classroom and if chits are still recovered from a candidate, the invigilator will be taken to task.

“The teacher is being made a scapegoat,” BSTA general secretary Shatrughan Prasad Singh said. “At the entrance gate, policemen frisked the students in the presence of the magistrate. If chits are still recovered from a candidate then the police personnel, magistrate and others too are accountable.”

No major incidents were reported on the second day of the examination, which was on language subjects (IA), and computer science for all streams and foundation course (vocational course) in the second sitting.

The BSEB has meanwhile asked Nawada police and district administration to submit a report on the alleged question paper leak. On Tuesday, the biology question paper had gone viral on WhatsApp hours after the Intermediate exam kicked off. The question paper was circulated from an exam centre in Nawada district. The board accepted the question paper circulated on WhatsApp was original, but denied the paper had leaked. “We have asked the Nawada district magistrate and SP to submit a report in the case,” BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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