Its not that only SSC students are being aught of cheating, this time its the teachers too. A substantial number of cheating cases have been booked against teachers in-charge of conducting the examinations across the state. The directorate of government examinations has in the past eight days removed 235 invigilators from their duties for indulging in malpractices.
Also the officers of higher rank, including five chief superintendents and five assistant department officers were suspended for resorting to cheating. The offences committed by teachers ranged from trying to leak the question paper before the commencement of the exam in not sending all the answer scripts to spot evaluation camps.
Almost in least of 9 cases, SSC Board officials have found evidence of a possible question paper leak planned with the help of invigilators. Officials say that in most cases, invigilators had helped students at the behest of private school authorities who are eyeing for 100% results. In Guntur, photo copies of question papers were found in a stationary shop near an examination centre. In the subsequent investigation, the source of leak was traced to invigilators and chief superintendents of a nearby examination centre.
An invigilator in Karimnagar was sacked for leaking questions to a private school management over the phone. There were also instances of invigilators winking at students cheating in the examination hall. The reports say that most of the teachers facing cheating cases are from Karimnagar and Kadapa districts.
However, officials said “We have apprehended all such teachers and strict action will be taken against them”. The director of Government ExaminationsB Manmadha Reddy said “We have given wide publicity warning strict action against teachers if they are found indulging in malpractices This seems to have proved effective as the number of cheating cases have gone down when compared to the previous year”.