Unholy greed of St Joseph school thoroughly exposed

published on April 21, 2012

Thiruvannamalai (Tamilnadu): It was April 16. SSLC public exams were going on at Mount Saint Joseph Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu. The school was one of the 70 examination centres in the district. 763 students including 284 of the school, were writing their examination there. It was mathematics paper that day.

On receiving an email alert, a surprise check was conducted by the District Collector Anshul Mishra accompanied by squad officers at the school. It was found that the management had organized mass cheating by students that day in its unholy greed to record 100 percent pass result by the school. Model answer sheets had been distributed among the students.
The education department officers suspended 7 teachers of the school in this connection. School Education Minister N R Sivapathy informed the state Legislative Assembly the same day that the State Government was considering action against the school.

Sources said that normally schools are admonished and nothing else is done keeping in view the inconvenience to students; but in this case de-recognition is sure to follow as the offence is too blatant. All the 4,000 students of the Mount Saint Joseph Matriculation Higher Secondary School would be asked to join other schools in the town, the sources added.

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