The authorities in District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Kupwara have used spare admit cards of previous year for the students appearing in class 5th to 7t h term one examination conducted across Kashmir.
The DIET officials have given a photocopy of blank admit card, prepared in last academic session, to the cluster heads and asked them to make Xerox copies of the card for distribution among the students, according to the teachers. The move has raised questions about the functioning of the DIET Kupwara and utilization of money charged from students as printing charge at the time of examination. Pertinently, the exams for class 5 to 8th commenced from 25 June.
"The officials concerned with the examination gave given us just one sample photocopy of the admit card and asked the cluster heads to make Xerox copies of the same for distribution among students," said a teacher wishing not to be named.
In one of the clusters, the total number of students appearing in exams is 250 from class 5th to 7th but the DIET authorities in Kupwara gave only 75 blank attendance sheets to the cluster heads with instructions to make photocopies to meet the rest of the requirement. "We have received only 75 attendance sheets against 250 students appearing in the Term 1st exams. How we can manage it at the eleventh hour," said the teacher.
Pertinently, the DIET authorities take almost 50 percent of the printing charge collected by concerned schools from the students and are supposed to utilise the same money for preparation of attendance sheet and admit card of students. "But they have not prepared admit cards and attendance sheets of the students as per the database submitted by the concerned schools," the teachers said.
Principal State Institute of Education (SIE), Mehboob Hussain said action will be taken against the erring officials. "The matter will be looked into seriously and stern action will follow," said Hussain.