Question paper leak case: Headmaster, 7 students arrested

Question paper leak case: Headmaster, 7 students arrested

DIMAPUR: In the wake of leakage of the NBSE Class IX question papers, the head master of Mount Hermon School was arrested and seven students including the headmaster's son were forwarded to Juvenile home. The headmaster is being investigated upon for charges of criminal breach of trust and other related offences.

According to police press note, "On November 21, Dimapur police received a complaint from the chairman of the Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE) with regard to the leakage of the Class – IX examination papers wherein, it was reported that S.K.Sejoy Lamkang Head Master of Mount Hermon School violating instructions, had kept the confidential packed exam question papers at his residence."

"While the headmaster brought the matter to the knowledge of the NBSE where he alleged his own son for the act, this violation led to the papers been stolen and leaked thereby jeopardizing the entire examination to be conducted across the state," police said.

The All Nagaland School Teachers Association (ANSTA) has urged the NBSE to setup a committee to probe into the leakage of Class-9 final examination question papers and award an exemplary punishment to the erring officer/school as per Board Rules so as to check recurrence of such evil practices in the near future.

ANSTA then outrightly condemned the leakage of Class-9 final examination questions papers from Mt. Hermon School Purnana Bazaar Dimapur on November 20. The Association said it felt "indignated with the irresponsible action" of the responsible officer and questioned that how such confidential papers were just left unattended at the home of the headmaster. "The question papers packets should be delivered to the designated school only and should be kept under the safe custody of the school authorities with strict vigil as it contains the career of the thousand innocent students", ANSTA said.

Meanwhile, the Association appealed to students who are to appear Class-9 final exam 2015 not to panic with the incident as the case has now been well taken care by the NBSE, "but to follow the rescheduled exam routine (28th Nov. to 14 Dec. 2015) with more dedication and confidence."

(Agencies)

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