Ahead of SSLC & PUC board exams in Karnataka, photocopy shops, cybercafes & tuition centres kept under lens

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BENGALURU: Photocopy shops, cybercafes and some tuition centres across the state will be under scanner ahead of the II PU and SSLC examinations in March.

Primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar on Friday said the government plans to take several precautionary steps to ensure malpractice-free examinations this year.

He held a meeting about the examinations with the additional chief secretary (home), ADGP (law and order), officials from the treasury and education departments and directors of PU and SSLC.
Those spreading paper leak rumours will be punished as per the police department’s discretion, the minister said. “During exams, there will be instances of miscreants taking the previous year’s paper and changing the year. Then, word will spread that the paper has been leaked. We will be keeping a tab on such activities,” Kumar said.

Examination centres and the 32 treasuries housing question papers will be under heavy security and monitored by CCTV cameras. Neither students nor invigilators will be allowed to carry mobile phones in the centres. Kumar said CCTV cameras will be installed at the deputy commissioner’s office in every district to prevent malpractice or paper leak.

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