Teacher writes HSE exam for students, alters answer sheets; suspended
Thiruvananthapuram: A teacher resorted to impersonation to write the higher secondary examination for students. It was found that Nishad V Muhammad of GHSS Neeleswaram near Mukkam in Kozhikode wrote the English exam paper of two students completely and also altered the Computer Science answer sheets of 32 other students.
Based on the probe conducted by PK Jayasree, HSE Director, Nishad who was the additional deputy chief of examinations, chief superintendent of examination and principal of the school was suspended. K Rasiya, deputy chief of examinations and teacher of another school PK Faizal were also suspended for supporting the misdeed.
Nishad completely wrote the answer sheets of English paper for two students and altered the Computer Science answer sheets of 32 students for better results. It was found that irregularities happened even in Plus One examinations. The Director has also suggested for a police enquiry.
The incident came to limelight after the teacher who was evaluating the paper at the evaluation camp became suspicious on the handwriting of two students. On doubt that someone older and educated had written the papers, they were sent to exam board. The answer sheets of the students in all other subjects were brought to the board from different camps. Examining the handwriting, it was confirmed those were not written by the students.
Following this, HSE exam board secretary Dr SS Vivekanandhan asked the principal, the three teachers concerned and the students to appear before the board.
Rasiya and Nishad appeared before the board. Faizal had requested to be exempted from the evidence collection. Principal informed the board that students were brought because they were innocent and that the papers were written by Nishad. They also accepted changing the answers in the Computer Science answer sheets.
Police probe is suggested to find whether financial dealings were involved and to find whether more irregularity occurred. The report by HSE Director stated that the principal’s role in the whole foul play is evident and more lapses are suspected.
Meanwhile, exam board secretary Vivekanandhan said that strict action will be taken against the wrongdoers. The teachers of the same school are given exam duties as per the request of the principal. But this was misused and hence the system will come to an end.