Minister says cheating in exams to be discouraged at all levels


KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the trend of cheating in exams at all levels should be discouraged to save the future generations from destruction.

He said this while presiding over a meeting on Secondary School Examinations in Sindh Assembly building on Monday. The exams will be held Tuesday in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas, and then in other parts of the province.

The minister said that it was the need of the hour that decisions taken in the meeting of the steering committee are strictly implemented, in letter and spirit. He added that no cell phones are allowed in examination centres and it is the duty of the heads concerned to discourage cheating in exams in their relevant centres.

“And those who failed to do so, they will be taken to task,” Jam Mehtab added.

The minister said that “if we work on the same page, we can achieve our objectives.” He also requested the parents to stop their children from cheating in the exams because this act will be helpful for their own children to achieve a bright future.

He warned the cheating mafia that Sindh government was committed to eradicating cheating culture and all officers concerned and vigilance teams would pay surprise visits to the examination centres and would take action against those who were found involved in cheating irrespectively.

He also asked the heads of educational boards to ensure all facilities at examination centres so that the students might take exams smoothly.