PESHAWAR  - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that cheating in examinations is a curse and intolerable crime that breaches the right of poor and deserving students.

The Education Department has decided to install hidden cameras in examination centres to curb cheating, which will be provided by well-reputed organisation as voluntarily. In a meeting presided over by KPK Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, it was also decided to ban use of pocket guides and take strict action against violators.

The meeting was exclusively convened to discuss transparent conduct of examinations across the province and to make examination cheating free.

The meeting further agreed to display posters and banners to create awareness among students against the menace of cheating, and inform them about the telephone numbers for registration of their complaints against cheaters.

It was decided that any examiners who have performed duty twice times would not be appointed as examiner in future. The meeting considers various suggestions including imposition of section 144 in the radius of 400 meter of each and every examination centre, deployment of trusted supervisor on exam duty and recorded opening of question papers. The minister directed chairmen of all boards to perform their duties with honesty and him of their problems.