After facing many challenges, the second Pre University (PU) re-examination which was scheduled for April 12, was held successfully without any glitches.

 

Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar had taken today’s examination seriously and it was a ‘testing time’ for him too. The minister had announced that he will take complete responsibility if the exam was stalled for the third time and would step down if question paper leaks again.

 

“I will resign if there is a question paper leak this time. We have made proper arrangements to prevent any problems. I was ready to resign on March 21, but stayed back as I wanted to set the problem right,” said Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar.

 

SSLC question paper leak

 

Three teachers have been arrested for sharing the SSLC question paper through Whatsapp. It looks like no amount of rules and warnings will curb the malpractices in state-held examinations.

 

How was the paper leaked?

 

The invigilators and teachers open the bundle of question papers just before the examination, click a photo of it and share it with other teachers. They then download the questions paper from a computer, prepare answers and share copies of these answers to select.

 

This information was revealed to the second invigilator in the exam hall when a few students were angry as the answers were given only to select. A complaint was filed with the Superintendent of Police (SP) who raided the school and arrested the teachers involved.

 

In yet another case, the police arrested a teacher from Channarayapatna taluk in Hassan district who had got hold of the Science question paper on Monday. Further investigations revealed, a racket was working in the name of blackmail tuitions in Channarayapatna for the past two years.

 

School teachers forced students to attend private tuition classes if they wanted to score good grades and answers were provided to those students who attended these private classes.