It is a well known fact that copying in examination is a hindrance to the progress of education as it derails the main objective of education. Contrary to this fact, a mass copying case has come to limelight in many districts of Valley.
According to reports reaching GNS, since the onset of matriculation exams, several mass copying incidents have taken place in various districts across Valley. The most number of open-copying incidents have been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Trehgam of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district with few similar incidents reported from some other areas including Srinagar.
A 25-year-old college student from Koil village of Pulwama district revealed to GNS that students appearing in examination centers across Pulwama district copy freely by allegedly paying only rupees 500 to the officials on duty, as “board officials hardly pay visit to these far flung centers.”
According to reports received by GNS, 10th class examination centers across valley witnessing large scale cheating, and, so far, students have appeared in Mathematics, English and Urdu papers. “The flying squad of board seldom pays visit to examination centers in our district which is about 102 kilometers away from city where officials are regularly visiting and monitoring the examination centers,” a another student from Trehgam told GNS.
These incidents have come to fore despite various measures already been taken by the education authorities and administration including imposition of prohibitory orders near the exam centers to counter any unfair or to stop help from outside to the students who are sitting in the examination center.
When contacted Secretary, Board of School Education (BOSE), Reenu Goswami told GNS, “I will look into the matter. Give me the Center numbers and address,” Goswami said and hurriedly disconnected the phone.