'Cut CCTV wires, put off lights, peep into answer sheets,' Board official teaches students ways to cheat

A member of the board recently went on to demonstrate ways in which students can cheat in exam even when under the scanner of CCTV cameras

While students across the country are preparing themselves to appear for their board examinations, a board official is allegedly passing on tips and teaching ways in which they can cheat in the exams even under heavy scrutiny.

According to a Times of India report, a Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board official apparently addressed the students and the parents of the students while showing them various ways and techniques of how to cheat in the exams without getting caught even when you are under the CCTV scanner. Some of the teachers were also present in the gathering.

The incident took place in the Godhra area of Gujarat where the board official identified as Mukesh Pancholi went on to tell the group that they could successfully cheat by peeping into the answers but by different angles to avoid getting caught because of the cameras installed. He even said that the teachers can also help the students peep into answer sheets of other students and help them. He further asserted that people can just cut off the CCTV wires of the camera and avoid the trouble that the camera can cause.

He didn’t stop there. He advised the group of people sitting there that the students can benefit if the lights are put off for a while and then turned on again. Angered after learning about the incident, state education minister, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama directed the Godhra DEO, C L Charpot, to file an appropriate explanation since he was also present at the spot.

Mukesh Pancholi was the member of GSHSEB. No action has been taken against the board official as yet.