46 of­fi­cials sus­pended for help­ing stu­dents cheat

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The state govern­ment has sus­pended 46 of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing lec­tur­ers and teach­ers, ac­cused of in­dulging in the un­fair con­duct of school ex­am­i­na­tions last year.

The ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cials have been found guilty of "abet­ting in use of un­fair means and vi­o­lat­ing the sanc­tity of the ex­am­i­na­tions" by the Un­fair Means Com­mit­tee of the Board of School Ed­u­ca­tion (BOSE).

"The lec­tur­ers, masters, teach­ers and non-teach­ing staff found guilty of the use of un­fair means of the ex­am­i­na­tions are hereby placed un­der sus­pen­sion with im­me­di­ate ef­fect," reads an of­fi­cial or­der by the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment.

The of­fi­cials were as­signed du­ties as su­per­in­ten­dents, deputy su­per­in­tends and as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dents in var­i­ous ex­am­i­na­tions con­ducted by the BOSE dur­ing the 2016-17 ses­sion. Of­fi­cials said they had been re­ceiv­ing a ma­jor­ity of the com­plaints of ram­pant copy­ing and un­fair means from Govern­ment Higher Sec­ondary School, Kreeri, Bara­mulla. "We sent our team and found su­per­in­ten­dent Basharat Hafeez and his as­sis­tant Nis­sar Bukhari help­ing stu­dents in copy­ing from the text­books. Both the of­fi­cials have been sus­pended," said an of­fi­cial. Fol­low­ing the com­plaints against them, the of­fi­cials were given an op­por­tu­nity of hear­ing to ex­plain their po­si­tion. "Their cases were re­ferred to the sub-com­mit­tee on un­fair means of the BOSE, which found them guilty," the or­der said.

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