The Board of School Education Odisha has canceled the Class X ongoing English Exam, which held on Monday, at three centers in the state, due to malpractices being reported at these centers, it was reported that the exam was conducted in “most unfair and disruptive manner.” The three centers in the state were Balangir, Dhenkanal, and Cuttack.
“Based on the preliminary reports submitted by the respective district education officers (DEOs) and center superintendents, the examination committee of the Board has decided to cancel the Mondays paper of all the students who are writing their examinations at these centers,” informed BSE president Jahan Ara Begum.
The students were writing their second language paper on Monday. The president informed that the proper investigation will take place after the examination gets over on March 8, 2019. The reports revealed that the three centers comprised of guardians and teachers forced their way into the examination hall and helped students with books and chits to write the examination leading to mass copying.
“Although policemen were deployed at these centers, they were outnumbered by the intruders,” the BSE president said.
The Board announced that the rest of the exams, conducted at these centers, will be conducted in the best possible arrangement of police, and prohibitory measures shall also be taken, under Section 144 of CrPC, to prevent malpractices to occur.
It has been reported that the English examination conducted at these centers has been canceled and their results might be withheld by the committee or those students will be declared ‘fail’ in English.