SSC exams: 53,374 students appear on first day

SSC exams: 53,374 students appear on first day
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The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations have commenced on Monday on a peaceful note at 254 examination centres across the district. About 53, 507 students registered for the exams across the district, of which 133 were absent on the first day. There were 298 private students for whom five centres were provided.

Warangal: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations have commenced on Monday on a peaceful note at 254 examination centres across the district. About 53, 507 students registered for the exams across the district, of which 133 were absent on the first day. There were 298 private students for whom five centres were provided.

District Education Officer P Rajiv, along with senior officials of Education department, visited various examinations centres and reviewed the arrangements. Speaking to press persons on the occasion, he said the department has made all required arrangements for the smooth conduct of the examinations.

To ensure smooth and fair conduct of the examinations, 254 chief superintendents, 254 departmental officials, about 3000 invigilators were deployed along with 14 flying squads, he said. The flying squads consisting of a Deputy DEO, police sub-inspector, constable and superintendent rank officer from Zilla Parishad would be visiting the examination centres at random to keep a check on malpractices.

From Tuesday onwards, one PET would be included in each flying squad, DEO Rajiv added. For the first time in the district, closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) were installed on experimental basis at Kodakandla social welfare residential school to monitor the conduct of the examination.

The process of carrying question papers from police station to examination centres and depositing the answer sheets at post offices by chief superintendents was being recorded using video cameras to maintain transparency, Rajiv revealed. Meanwhile, at Wardhannapet mandal headquarters, a tenth class student, called G Kavya appearing for the SSC exams was struck by agony as she lost her ailing father on Sunday night.

But the family members have not informed the girl about her father’s death fearing that the sad news could affect her performance in the exam.The girls’ father called G Devender, a paralysis patient died on Sunday night, who suffered head injury when he fell down at a petrol bunk where he works, following a paralysis stroke. He was admitted to a local hospital.

The girl was informed about her fathers’ death after she returned home after the test and the last rites of the deceased were conducted in the evening.

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