The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made up his mind to conduct surprise inspections in affiliated schools in the Northeast states in order to curb unauthorised appearance of students in CBSE board examinations for class X and XII in the region. The board will conduct the inspections before the examination starts in 2014.
As revealed by the sources, there are allegations that some of the school authorities in the northeast region are involved in malpractice of letting those students appear in the CBSE board exams, who are neither enrolled in their schools nor attend their regular classes.
"The board's head office has already enlisted names of school principals from northeast entrusted to make surprise inspections to CBSE affiliated schools across the region. The inspection will rectify the schools involved in the misconduct of allowing dropouts of other schools as well as students who are not enrolled in their schools to appear in their board exam. Strict action will be taken against the schools who are involved or found violating CBSE norms" says KK Choudhary, the regional officer of the CBSE Guwahati region.
As per the source, the inspection team will keep a close eye on the proceeding and it will keep private schools under strict observation. There will be two principals in the team, who can visit any CBSE affiliated school of the region at anytime.
Going by the record, there is a significant rise in the number of students appearing for CBSE board examinations conducted in the northeast region, in the last two decades. A senior CBSE official says "the surprise inspection will highlight that whether unauthorise appearance of students in the board examination, is the reason behind the rise in the number of examinees."