The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that cheating in examination is a curse and intolerable crime that breaches the right of poor and deserving students.
The Education Department has decided to install hidden cameras in examination centers to curb cheating which will be provided by well reputed organization as voluntarily. In a meeting presided over by provincial education minister Muhammad Atif Khan, it was also decided to ban use of pocket guides and take strict action against violators.
The meeting was exclusively convened to discuss transparent conduct of examinations across the province and to make examination cheating free.
The meeting further agreed to display posters and banners to create awareness among students against the menace of cheating, and inform them about the telephone numbers for registration of their complaints against cheaters.
It was decided that any examiners who have performed duty twice time would not be appointed as examiner in future.
The meeting considers various suggestions including imposition of section 144 in the radius of 400 meter of each and every examination centre, deployment of trusted supervisor on exam duty and recorded opening of question papers.
The provincial minister directed chairmen of all provincial educational boards to perform their duties with honesty and responsibly and apprised the minister if they were having problems in discharge of their duties, adding that the KP government is not ready to compromise on future of coming generation.
The minister viewed that cheating in examination is a curse and intolerable crime that breaches the right of poor and deserving students.
The meeting was attended by heads of educational board of Peshawar, Abbottabad, D.I.Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Mardan, Malakand and Swat.
Source: The Frontier Post.