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Old 09-Apr-2011
Education dept has checked mass copying: Sekhwan

Mohali April 9:

State Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan yesterday claimed that the Education Department had achieved 90 per cent success in checking cases of mass copying during this year’s Classes X and XII exams conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Without quoting statistics, the minister credited the decreased number of cases to a foolproof mechanism put in place before the exams. A three-member committee comprising the District Education Officer and officials of the PSEB had been constituted to further strengthen the mechanism. “Our officials identified certain black sheep and organised groups, which helped in checking mass copying,” he said.

Basking in glory for checking mass copying, the minister, however, failed to provide any statistics in support of the department’s achievement. Ever since the Akali government was voted to power in 2007, the previous Education Minister, Upinderjit Kaur, had been campaigning against mass copying and several centres were cancelled for this. But now, the new Education Minister claims to have eradicated the menace. This year 19 examination centres have been cancelled for mass copying.

Meanwhile, the minister announced granting five grace marks in English, maths and science in Classes X and XII exams. But it will be one time benefit and no such incentive would be given in the next semester exams being held in September. The PSEB Chairman, Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon, has announced waiving re-examination fee for those students who are to reappear due to the cancellation of their examination centres.

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