Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, Feb 25:
The elaborate measures put in place by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha to check malpractice in the annual matriculation examination, it seems, are not having much of an effect, if the experience of the first day of the exam is anything to go by.
As many as 367 students were booked for malpractice on the first day of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations today, BSE President Daksha Prasad Nanda told OST over phone from Cuttack.
There were, however, no reports of any untoward incident in any of the centres where the examinations were held amid tight security, Nanda said.
Talking to reporters in Bhubaneswar, School and Mass Education secretary Usha Padhee said the answer sheets would be sealed and immediately taken to the respective nodal centres with tight security after the examinations are over.
Expressing satisfaction over the security measures taken by the Board of Secondary Education and the district administrations, Padhee hoped there is little scope for any fraudulent activities in this year’s examination.