Twenty-four strongrooms have been set up in the district to store answer scripts of students appearing for the SSLC examination.

Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla told presspersons here on Tuesday that 27,074 students from the district would write examinations. Question papers have reached the district safely and have been stored at the treasury office, he said.

Mr. Shukla said 14,276 boys and 12,798 girls would appear for the examination being held at 92 centres in the district.

He said 24 route officers had been appointed to monitor the process of distributing question papers to block education officers and school principals, and to collect the answer sheets.

To check examination malpractices, a flying squad had been formed comprising district-level officers in urban areas and tahsildars and taluk panchayat executive engineers in rural areas.

In addition, there would be a sitting squad comprising a gazetted officer.

A local Education Department squad had also been formed, he said.

Mr. Shukla said a meeting of centre superintendents had been called to sensitise them on the measures to be taken to check malpractices.

Helpline

He said to help students who fear exams, the Education Department, with the help of psychiatrists from NIMHANS, had set up helpline numbers 080-23310075 and 23310076.

Permission cancelled

To a query, Mr. Shukla said permission to set up an examination centre at Basel Mission English Medium School had been cancelled after an incident of examination supervisors providing guidebooks to students was unearthed last year.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Shivanand Kapse, Deputy Director of Public Instruction B.K.S. Vardhan and Block Education Officer Girish Padaki were present.


  • 24 strongrooms have been set up to store answer scripts: Sameer Shukla

  • ‘A flying squad has been formed to check examination malpractices’


  • More In: KARNATAKA | NATIONAL