Odia question paper viral: Police complaint against 5 teachers of Nuapada

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odia question paper of Matric examinations was made viral on social media, complaints were filed against five teachers of two schools in Nuapada district today on charges of their involvement in making the question paper viral.

“So far, five teachers have been suspended and police complaints have been lodged against them,” said Indramani Panigrahi, Boden Block Education Officer (BEO).

Reportedly, police have detained the superintendent and two invigilators of Karangamala High School and Superintendent and Sports teacher of Litisargi High School after the Boden BEO, acting on the directive of the Nuapada District Education Officer, filed complaints against them.

However, the District Education Officers of Dhenkanal and Koraput district are yet to file police complaints against school Superintendent and invigilators of two other exam centres.

Yesterday, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) President Jahan Ara Begum had directed the concerned DEOs to file police complaints against superintendent and invigilators of four examination centres after the question paper went viral on social media in the districts.

“New centre superintendents and invigilators have been appointed and the DEOs have been asked to file police complaint against the erring officials,” Begum had said yesterday.

Meanwhile, concerns are being raised over the security of question papers with the next examination scheduled to be held on February 25 (Monday).

It is pertinent to mention that an hour after the commencement of the Matriculation examination across Odisha, question papers of Odia reportedly surfaced on social media in Nuapada district and Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal district.