Giving valuable advice and tips to students during their board exams is important to build their confidence.
"Put Rs. 100 In Answer Sheets": UP School Principal's Advice To Students https://t.co/G7cdBv5pXp— NDTV News feed (@ndtvfeed) February 20, 2020
The man was identified as Praveen Mall, who was the manager-cum-principal of a private school in Mau district, about 300 km from Lucknow.
#WATCH Mau: Manager of Harivansh Memorial Inter College gives instructions to students appearing in state board examination; says 'write your exam with the help of cheating and maintain discipline when your 'chit' is caught'. (18.02) pic.twitter.com/nMeiUQmQai— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 20, 2020
In the video, the principal says:
I can challenge that none of my students ever fail, they have nothing to be scared of. Don't leave any answers. Just put a Rs. 100 note in the answer sheet, the teachers will blindly give you marks. Even if you answer a question wrongly, which is for four marks, they will give you three marks.
Even a state-level monitoring and control room for CCTV surveillance and monitor voice recordings has been set up.
Around 2 lakh invigilators have been appointed on duty and nearly 2 lakh CCTV cameras have been installed at various centres in 75 districts of the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) has identified 938 centres as "sensitive" and 395 as "hyper-sensitive", suggesting that these centres are vulnerable to such practices.
People on social media were also shocked by the advice given by the principal and this is what they had to say:
Very sad state of our education system— Raj (@Raj45349256) February 20, 2020
Though he was caught unfortunately 😉 but this is happening in most of the places of India— Dr. Atulya Prasad Naik (@apnaik68) February 20, 2020
Imagine future generation on the hands of such irresponsible Principal. OMG help my country.— Prasad Babu (@engpbabu) February 20, 2020
Shame on Manager who teaches his students in such a way that legal action should be taken against it under community copy.— Yura (@BeingNastik) February 20, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) exams began across the state on Tuesday.