BIJAPUR: Mass copying was reported during the SSLC examination at Kolur centre in Muddebihal taluk on Monday.
The Education Department identified it as a hyper-sensitive centre for the SSLC exams and police were deputed at the centre to thwart malpractice. First language, Kannada was the paper on Monday.
It was reported that examination duty teacher supplied materials to students appearing for the exams. Some villagers broke the compound wall to enter the school premises. Villagers reportedly threw stones at closed windows and a few students received minor injuries. But, they did not complain. They continued with the malpractice. A two-member sting squad from Bijapur and Tikoa remained mute spectators to the malpractice. Even the mobile squad did not seem to raise its finger against it.
When Express spoke to Deputy Commissioner Shivayogi Kalasad, he said he deputed the DDPI to inquire into the matter immediately.
He said that he will not hesitate to change the entire staff if the reports of mass copying were found true. He assured that such incidents will not be tolerated in the district. Nine students were debarred on charges of malpractice in the district.