The examinations for classes five and eight in primary schools began on Saturday. Books were kept in front of the examination centers and copied. This has put a question mark on the importance of these exams. In view of the government’s decree to pass everyone, the examiners have also turned a blind eye from this side.
On Saturday, there was an examination of Hindi of class five in the first shift and of art in the second shift and of Hindi literature and grammar and of painting, music and commerce of class eight respectively. In the primary school, Bilgwan, 21 out of 24 registered class five children were taking the examination in a room. All the children were busy copying by putting the books in front of them. The room inspector was resting on the verandah outside
Acting headmistress Udita Agarwal told that the headmistress Parmendra Kaur is on leave. When asked about copying, the staff present in the verandah fulfilled their responsibility by reprimanding the children. Kamala C Pal, the headmistress of the former secondary school operating in the same campus, was also on leave. Acting headmistress Rekha Aggarwal told that 60 out of 63 children registered in class eight appeared in the examination. In the primary school of the city area, Deshnagar, all the 10 students registered in class five were taking the examination with the help of madam. In fact, in view of the government’s order not to fail any child in the examination, the teachers have turned a blind eye and the examination has become a mockery.
The very beginning of the examinations was full of chaos. The Basic Education Council Secretary sent a letter to all the BSAs saying that the model question papers have been loaded on the website of the department. Make a question paper out of it. The day of the exam has arrived and the website just won’t open. Teachers started the examinations by preparing question forms from their level.
Action will be taken if the matter comes to light: BSA
It is prohibited to charge any kind of fee from children up to class VIII. BSA RK Singh did not give any satisfactory answer regarding what items have been arranged for question papers, answer sheets, tabulation seats and mark tables. Regarding copying, he said that action will be taken if the matter comes to light.