1 ‘best friend’ of 96 students at Guj centre
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has caught 96 copycats from an exam centre in Panchmahal district for mass copying in English (second language) paper in SSC board exams held recently. Interestingly, it was their collective best friend ‘Vikram’ who spilled the beans, as all 96 students had written a photo-copy essay on ‘ My Best Friend’ without changing the name and basic traits of their pal.
Sources in the GSHSEB said that the board was alerted about mass copying in six centres, including Kawali, Gondal, Mota Konda, Kodinar, Mahisagar and Morva Raina in the last leg of the SSC boards. Following this, papers of 240 students suspected to have been involved in mass copying were set aside for scrutiny. The students were summoned to GSHSEB’s Gandhinagar office for questioning.