Some school authorities at several exam centres in Madhya Pradesh have asked students to remove their foot-wares before they enter the Examination Hall. An senior official said "This step was undertaken to prevent cheating as the school authorities found that students hide chits in shoes and socks. Hence, we believe that asking for this act might prove to be extremely successful in avoiding the use of unfair means in examinations."
He further explained that, at many centres where students are in large number, its not possible for an invigilator to check each and every student. So, they have asked students to write their exams barefooted.
When a few more questions raised on the issue, the official said that "The centres which are doing so claims that this is an order from the board of Secondary education and also says that this is not an rude act, there is nothing wrong in this. We are not punishing our students. Its all just to avoid children bringing in chits hiding them in their shoes or socks that's all".
He finally assured that, in case any student is found carrying chits and the superintendent gets hold of such person shall directly be handled to the authorization and get debarred.
The Madhya Pradesh Board Exams for Class 10 students started from 4th March and ends on 30 March, 2013 and for Class 12 exams started from 1March and ends on 5th April, 2013.
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