In a video that went viral on social media, Delhi government’s director of education was seen asking students at a state-run school to “fill the answer sheets with anything” if they did not know the answers, reports Hindustan Times.
The advice from the official, Udit Prakash Rai, has sparked a controversy with many parents and political parties of Delhi raising objections to it.
“Do not leave the answer sheet blank. Answer all questions. If you don’t know the answers, copy the questions in the space allotted for answers but don’t leave it blank. Write anything you remember, or can think of, but don’t leave it blank. We have spoken to your teachers and they have said that they will mark you if something is written on the answer sheets. We have also told CBSE that if the child writes anything, they should be marked,” Rai appears to be telling students in the video posted on social media.
“I have written to the chief minister on the matter, asking him to take necessary action against the director. It is shocking that the director of education is issuing such instructions to students and asking them to write just anything or copying the questions on the answer sheet. He also said that they have spoken to CBSE on it,” said Ashok Aggarwal, the national president of the All India Parents Association.
However, a senior official from the education department of the state said that the Director’s motive was to assure the students that they should give their best in the exams without worrying about anything and it seems that specific parts of his conversation have been presented out of context.
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