While taking measures to prevent cheating, the children are to be provided a fearless environment for good performance, said district education officer Premlata Yadav.
District commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh at a meeting held this week at the Mini Secretariat directed officials and principals of various schools to ensure that children are not intimidated as they appear for their Class X and XII board exams.
While taking measures to prevent cheating, the children are to be at the same time provided a fearless environment for good performance, said district education officer Premlata Yadav. The directive is meant to ensure that students do not take any untoward steps owing to fear or stress.
In keeping with the protocol at all the examination centres, all photocopier machines in a school will remain non-operational during the length of the examination. Restrictions have also been imposed on the presence of unauthorised persons within a radius of 200 metres of examination centres.
“If the flying squad [invigilators on surprise visits] catches any student copying during the exam, the centre supervisor of the concerned school would he held responsible,” Singh added.
Nearly 16,000 students of government schools from Class X and 10,000 students from Class XII will appear for the board exams in the district this year. To ensure peaceful examination, 71 superintendents have been deployed in examination centers that have been set up across the district. Three to four policemen would be deployed at each examination centre in the district.
The state board examinations, which started on Monday, will end on April 8. The CBSE examinations for Classes X and XII will go on till April 12.