VISAKHAPATNAM:The education department has identified 28 sensitive examination centres, including hyper sensitive, of SSC exams in the district. With the experience gained from conducting Intermediate examinations, the department is also setting up CCTV cameras in sensitive examination centres to check mass copying, fake candidates and other irregularities.
The department has alerted all its supervising officials and examination centre heads to ensure provision of all the facilities like drinking water, first aid, uniterrupted power supply, and writing desks in all the centres. All the functional heads have been directed to make arrangements to provide desks and benches to the students.
The department has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Class 10 examinations from March 26 to April 11 at 9.30 am to 12 noon. A total of 262 examination centres have been set up for a total of 62,661 regular and 7,195 private candidates. The administration has also deployed 13 flying squads besides the regular squads to check irregularities.
“Not only CCTV cameras, one sitting squad will also be deployed in each sensitive examination centre this time. In view of the past experiences where incidents of mass copying have been reported, especially from sensitive areas, the 28 centres identified as sensitive will be covered with special vigilance. Section 144 will be imposed in and around the centres during the exams. The RTC has also agreed to run examination specials, particularly in the rural and Agency areas,” said district educational officer MV Krishna Reddy.
A strongroom has also been set up in Queen Mary High School in One Town area to keep question papers. At the district level a co-ordination team has been set up with Police, EPDCL, Postal Services, Medical and Health departments to make arrangements at the exam centres.
Spot valuation will be held from April 15 to 28 at the Queen Mary High School and results are expected to be announced in the first week of May.