Staff Reporter

100 headmasters and senior teachers constitute flying squads Plan to shuffle chief superintendents on days of examinations for core subjects

TIRUCHI: As many as 22,863 candidates, 12,412 girls and 10,451 boys, from 162 higher secondary schools in the district will appear for the Plus Two public examinations on Thursday.

The number of examination centres has been increased to 66 from 64 last year, with the addition of two new centres: Somarasampettai Government Higher Secondary School and Government Adi Dravida Welfare Girls' Higher Secondary School, Pappakurichi.

The rest of the centres comprise 18 Government higher secondary schools, two Adi Dravida Welfare higher secondary schools, one Matriculation higher secondary school, three Anglo-Indian higher secondary schools, and 42 Government-aided higher secondary schools.

Shuffling of chief superintendents on the days of examinations for core subjects, which matter the most for entry into professional courses, signals the seriousness the authorities attach to leave no scope for malpractices, particularly so in the likely absence of entrance examinations.

On March 9, 12, 15 and 20, when the examinations for Mathematics and subjects in Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences are to be held, the headmasters of the schools will be shuffled along with the entire clerical staff.

About 100 headmasters and senior teachers have been drawn to constitute flying squads in the three educational districts of Tiruchi, Lalgudi and Musiri.

Each squad will have two to three members.

The Chief Educational Officer R. Muthukrishnan and the three district educational officers will lead their respective squads to make surprise visits.

The Education Department in the district has spared the services of eight head masters for serving as chief superintendents in five schools in Namakkal district and three in Pudukkottai district.