Perambra: Answer sheets of SSLC examinations held at the Kayanna GHSS in Kozhikode district on Wednesday were found on the roadside.
It is learnt that the answer sheets fell off while a school staff was taking it to the post office on his two-wheeler. Following the incident, district sub-education director E K Suresh Kumar removed school office staff Sibi from exam-related responsibilities.
Answer sheets of Malayalam, Sanskrit and Arabic exam were found on the roadside near Kuttivayal by a local resident. The answer sheets were being taken to the post office around 3.30 pm on Wednesday. The man who found the answer papers on the road informed the school officials, who came to the spot and took them back to the school.
Stating that the incident was a severe negligence from the school office staff Sibi, district sub-education director E K Suresh Kumar removed him from exam-related responsibilities.
Suresh Kumar said there was no damage to the answer sheets and the seal was intact. “They were kept inside the school under police protection on Wednesday. It will be handed over to officials on Thursday. Further action will be taken against Sibi on Thursday,” he said.
However, Sibi said that he had health problems and it fell off the bike after he felt dizzy while taking the answer sheets to the post office. Sibi said that locals informed the school officials while he was taking rest at a nearby shop.
Locals, parents and political activists reached the school after the answer sheets were found on the roadside. The school officials then informed the education officer. Panchayat officials and political activists demanded a detailed enquiry into the incident and stringent action against staff and officials responsible.