Students barred from cheating ransack examination hall
Some students of Bongaon High School on Sunday ransacked the class rooms of Shaktigarh High School, a educational institution in the area after the invigilators did not allow them to copy in the examination.
The district representative of the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council visited the school. The council will take action against the students after getting a report from the school authorities and its representative. The students had gone to write for History examination. After finding the question paper lengthy and difficult, the students took recourse to mass copying. They tore off pages from the books and received the supply of answers from outside. The invigilators refused to accept this and resisted. To stop students from copying, the council has banned cell phones from the examination halls and the students found with mobile phones are barred from the examination. According to the council three invigilators should be present in every room. After getting resistance, the students became agitated and began ransacking the class rooms. They broke benches and desks of the room and uprooted ceiling fans. Mass copying had become a major menace in the Madhyamik examination. To stop the same, elaborate arrangements were made by the HS council and some examination centres were declared as highly sensitive. A spokesman for the council said that no reports of mass copying were reported from any other centre. The council will examine presence of policemen at the centre.