Bhopal: MP board, Bhind, Morena top in cheating

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Board for Secondary Education (MPBSE) has failed to stop use of unfair means in Bhind and Morena region- infamous for mass copying-despite additional measures taken for the first time. This year MP Board made provision for live webcasting besides conducting videography to contain mass copying.

Bhind and Morena districts were chosen for the pilot project for live webcasting as both these districts have been placed under highly sensitive category. The figures that have been provided by the MP Board so far show that Bhind and Morena districts still are topping the list in cases filed under using of unfair means.

Damoh district is emerging at third position with highest number of cases in cheating. “Mass copying in Bhind, Morena and Gwalior region is an old problem and needs special drive to end it. Besides addressing problems like lack of teachers in schools and infrastructure, a social campaign needs to be started involving parents.

Strange enough but parents are supportive in mass copying,” said Narain Singh Kushwaha, retired district education officer. A board official claimed that incidents of mass copying have come down due to consistent efforts made by the board. Education Board has allotted extra funds to these districts.

Amount of Rs 100,000 each have been sent to all districts to curb mass copying while additional Rs 200,000 each have been sent to districts placed under sensitive zone and Rs 400,000 for the highly sensitive districts. Provisions have been made for videography in six districts placed under sensitive category by the education board. Bhind, Morena, Gwalior, Rewa, Dewas and Indore have been placed under sensitive zone.

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