Siding with copycats in U.P. might strip a school of its affiliation

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (UPSEB) has announced that it will initiate the process of de-affiliation of schools where cheating has been caught during examinations.

The board will also permanently ban such schools from being made examination centres. The move is part of the zero-tolerance policy adopted by the board to check the use of unfair means in examinations.

The board officials have so far been able to arrest 100 cheaters.

UPSEB Secretary Divyakant Shukla said that all the officers of the department have been informed about this decision and all the sensitive examination centers are being constantly monitored.

A total of 31,11,714 candidates are appearing for the high school and 15,84,418 candidates for intermediate.

11 proxy examinees were caught in the first shift in high school science examination.

All have been sent to jail after registering an FIR.

Those arrested include three from Gorakhpur, two each from Firozabad and Agra, and one each from Kushinagar, Mirzapur, Mau and Ballia.

On Monday, more than 2,31,242 candidates appeared in the first shift and 1,21,070 in the second shift.

Shukla said, the exam was conducted in a good atmosphere and the assistant officers worked very hard to conduct the exam in a fair manner.

“Several sensitive centers were checked till Monday morning and two to three rounds of checking were done in the strongrooms of the examination centres,” Shukla said.

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