The Bihar school examination scandal 2016 attracted the attention of the people and brought into notice the loopholes in the system in the state.
In a bid to keep a tight a check on cheating during the high school board examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board has introduced new guidelines. Students appearing in the board exams won’t be allowed to wear socks and shoes and instead have to come in slippers in the examination halls.
This is the first time that a measure like this has been taken by BSEB in order to curb cheating.
Over 17 lakh class tenth students will write their board examinations from February 21 to February 28 across 1,426 centres across the state.
The instruction comes after about 1000 students were expelled for cheating and using unfair means during the intermediate board examinations.
BSEB Chairman Anand Kishor said, ''Candidates who wear only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls. Such practice has already been in place for few competitive examinations. Instructions have been issued to all the district education officers and examination centre superintendents to follow the order’’.
While talking to ANI, Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma, the state’s Education Minister, lauded the move by BSEB. He said that the decision has been taken in order to save time which is spent on curbing cheating.