Following a Bihar’s mass cheating incident was caught on camera, over 300 students have been arrested by the police and more than 740 expelled in Bihar. Despite deploying faculties, security guards and invigilators, a large number of students were found copying from notes in their Class X Board Exam 2015. and none of the authorities overseeing the exam halls seemed to be bothered about the rampant cheating going on under their nose.
Needless to say, such open mass cheating obviously raised questions on the government as well as administration.
The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, used social media to explain the situation and stated: “The pictures do not tell the whole truth. Some images of students cheating cannot undermine the talents of the students of the state. I would like to tell the parents, teachers and guardians of the students that they are doing a disservice to the state by such actions. The certificate that you get through such malpractices will not help you in the long run.”
It’s not surprising that the Bihar Chief Minister is trying to downplay the incident. However, reports of such rampant mass cheating during various exams are not unheard of in Bihar.
Even though the state administration and the authorities were left red faced due to the incident, the State Education Minister, PK Shahi tried to shrug off the responsibility by saying that the government could not be blamed for such incidents.
“It would be difficult to conduct fair exams without the help from parents, given the potential number of people involved. Three to four people helping a single student would mean that there is a total of six to seven million people helping students cheat, Is it the responsibility of the government alone to manage such a huge number of people and to conduct a 100 per cent free and fair examination? ”
As of now, government is investigating the matter and in the mean time, board exams have been cancelled in four centers.