Headmaster accused of solving paper for Madhyamik examinees
Kolkata: A headmaster of a school at Mainaguri in Jalpaiguri has been accused of giving undue favour to some students by handing over the question papers to the examinees on repeated incidents, during the Madhyamik examination this year.
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has summoned the accused headmaster to its North Bengal office. It has also been learnt that he has been served a show-cause notice. The managing committee members have also been summoned by the board on Friday in this connection.
A television channel first reported the incident, following which the WBBSE administrator ordered a probe into the incident. It was alleged that Haridayal Roy, the headmaster of Moynaguri Subhasnagar High School, had distributed the question paper to students during the Madhyamik examination, 40 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Another teacher of the school alleged during a television interview that the accused headmaster had, on a number of occasions during this year's Madhyamik examination, opened the question papers, got them solved from other teachers and then distributed the answers among some of the students.
The teacher of the school alleged that the headmaster had pressurised the other teachers to solve the question papers, which had been opened before the scheduled time.
A school inspector who visited the institute after receiving a complaint, also alleged that the additional supervisor, who was supposed to be present at the school during the opening of the sealed question papers, had been sent somewhere else by the accused.
Some students of the school and their guardians, however, backed the accused headmaster by saying that he is a good-natured person and he could not have been involved in such an incident. They also said that the headmaster might have been framed.
Kalyanmoy Ganguly, Administrator of WBBSE, said that the allegation against the headmaster is serious. He said that steps would be taken against the accused, if the allegations are found to be true.