Paper leak again, this time for BEd

Patna: Magadh University cancelled Thursday's BEd examination after reports about the question paper being leaked. Around 16,000 students are taking the examination, which started on March 7 and was to go on till March 14.

Thursday was the second day of examination, but when the varsity got to know that the question paper had been leaked it immediately issued a notice cancelling the two papers scheduled for the day.

The varsity's controller of examinations, Bimal Prasad Singh, said: "Based on reports of a question paper leak at the BEd annual examination, the varsity administration decided to cancel today's paper. Thursday's paper will be held on March 19."

Singh said the varsity has set up a committee to probe the leak, and an FIR has been lodged with the Magadh University police station.

The annual BEd examination is being held at eight centres including three in Patna, AN College, JD Women's College, and BD College.

Notices regarding cancellation of the examination were put up at all centres.

Manoj Kumar, who had come to take the exam at AN College, said: "University insiders must be behind the leak. The varsity administration should deal strictly with such persons."

Echoing his views, another candidate Santosh Ranjan said: "Paper leak has become a regular feature in competitive examinations. The government must deal strictly with such elements."

The state's education woes were also put in focus on Thursday when more than 100 diploma in elementary education (D.El.Ed.) candidates protested outside the Bihar school examination board against the delay in holding their annual examination.

The candidates also tonsured their heads in protest.

Amit Vikram, one of the D.El.Ed candidates, said: "The board has failed to conduct annual examination for academic session 2014-16 and 2015-17 due to which teachers working at government primary schools are getting salary of untrained teachers."


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