Indore district to have 11 flying squads for state board examinations
Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh State Board Examinations from February 17, it has been decided that 11 different groups of flying squads will be deployed in the Indore district. These additional supervisors will assist teachers and invigilators on examination duty.
As per reports, seven of these squads will be sent by the School Education Department, while three groups will be sent from the Joint Director level. The final squad will be provided by the Board of Secondary Education, MP.
Each flying squad to have three members
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The decision of deploying a large number of flying squads has been made to prevent UFM (Unfair Means cases) and interruption-free conduction of the exams. As per the District Education Officer, School Education Department, each squad will comprise of three members and these groups will be sent besides observers and invigilators.
As per reports, about 80,359 students will be appearing for the state board exams in the Indore district this year. The figure includes both class 10 and 12 students. For this, a total of 146 exam centres have been decided upon for the exams, out of which 24 are being considered 'extra sensitive' with respect to COVID cases.
Separate exam halls for COVID-19 positive students
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Though the number of daily positive cases is on a decline in the district officials suspect less identification or under-reporting of cases. As such, all students that have influenza-like conditions, such as cold and cough will be made to sit in a separate room to each examination centre.
The School Education Department has arranged for this as a preventative measure to check the spread of COVID-19 during exams. This provision can also be availed by candidates who are COVID positive.