SRINAGAR: In a press meet on Saturday, 29 April 2017, All Jammu and Kashmir Students Union said that the graduate level exams conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) on April 27 should be cancelled without any further delay after the alleged mass cheating that happened that at the exam centre.
It is not surprising as this particular exam was conducted for a record third time. On the two occasions before as well, the JKSSB exam was cancelled for alleged cheating during the examination. This trend is indicative of the Kashmiris who predominantly secure top marks in any of such state-level competitive exams. With lack of proper vigilance at examination centres, when the careers of the students are at stake, this attitude of the examination authority affects not only them but the future of the state as the cheaters and copycats who qualify go on to become officials in state authorities.
“There are various reports that suggest mass copying and cheating at a number of examination centers”, said AJKSU Vice President, Junaid Dar. “It is really pathetic, time and time again, JKSSB has failed, failed miserably to conduct the said exams in a smooth and professional manner”, He further added.
The spokesperson, AJKSU lashed out on the state authorities for their carelessness and casual approach towards such important exams. He said, “First, they take years to advertise the posts and decades for recruitment process.” He added, “Lack of preparedness from their end is unfortunate.”
Moreover, President AJKSU, Syed Tajamul Imran, has stressed upon JKSSB officials to conduct the examination again under good surveillance and in presence of JKSSB special observers. So that such type of mass copying will be avoided in future and those aspirants, who sit in such exams with lot of hard work under the belt may not suffer.