SEBA (Board of Secondary Education of Assam) has made it mandatory for all examination centers conducting HSLC examinations to have CCTV camera installed in their premises. Not only that, the education board also wants the centres to have high walls around the campus.
SEBA acting tough to curb fraudulent methods
It seems SEBA is going all out to curb the usage of fraudulent means in the upcoming HSLC examinations. The exam is slated to be held in February 2017. And the premier education board wants foolproof security arrangements from the centers; else the centers will be shifted.
‘SEBA wants foolproof security in examination centres. The government has notified the guidelines to the schools concerned. Fraudulent methods will not be allowed any more’, SEBA Secretary Kamal Jyoti Gogoi told the media.
The Board has also directed the concerned schools to ensure that the examinees do not face any trouble if a disaster strikes during the exam. Fire extinguishers and other requisite measures have to be taken by the centers. However many SEBA officials maintain some important centers are yet to meet the guidelines.
How tough it is to conduct the HSLC examination?
About four lakh students will appear in the Class X state board exam scheduled to be held in 850 schools that have been earmarked as examination centers early next year. And with the rise in the number of students, it becomes a daunting task for the board officials to ensure a free and fair exam.
The SEBA Secretary visited examination centers in Mankachar, Hatsingimari, Kalapani, West Karbi Anglong, Hojai, Golaghat and Majuli as they are sensitive.
Conducting the board examination in remote and riverine areas is the toughest challenge in the state since it is difficult for both officials and police to reach the examination centers promptly due to poor connectivity.