GUWAHATI, Mar 6: The HSLC examination has been cancelled at examination centres in Assam’s Ccahar district after mass cheating and recovery of mobile phones were reported with Chief Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma himself cracking the whip and directing SEBA to hold the examinations at the said centres in a free and fair manner at a latter date.
News Live had broken the story how a section of parents and guardians were providing cheats to the students on the first day of the examination on March 3. Despite the hue and cry, there were no remedial measures taken by authorities as the practice continued on the second day of the examination today.
Visuals showed examiners teachers pulling out cheat papers and even pages torn out from books from students at Ganirgram examination centre in Cachar district prior to the Mathematics examination today.
Other visuals showed students scampering from cover after being questioned by media persons when they were caught preparing cheats in apparent attempts to provide them to students sitting at the examination halls.
The shocking development forced the Chief Minister to summon the SEBA chief after which Dr Sarma directed SEBA to cancel the examination in all the centres where anomalies and mass cheating were reported.
Incidentally, at least 50 mobile phones were also recovered from Ganirgram examination centre after SEBA, too, directed local authorities to take strict action.