Thiruvananthapuram: A teacher from Kozhikode in Kerala wrote an exam on behalf of Higher Secondary Examination (HSE) students. The accused teacher is identified as Nishad V Muhammad of GHSS Neeleswaram School in Kozhikode. According to sources, the teacher wrote the English exam paper on behalf of two students completely and also altered the computer science answer sheets of 32 other students.

The teacher has been suspended thereafter.

Based on an investigation by the HSE director PK Jayasree, deputy chief of examinations PK Faizal and chief superintendent K Rasiya have also been suspended. Faizal is the principal of the school and Rasiya is a teacher at the Government Higher Secondary School in Chennamangaloor. 

After the interrogation, irregularities in Plus One examination have also surfaced. The director has suggested a police inquiry. The incident came to light after the evaluating officer grew suspicious of the handwriting of the two students. The exam sheets of the students in all other subjects were brought to the exam board from different camps and the handwriting was examined. Soon after, it was found that the students reportedly did not write the exam. 

Later, the HSE exam board secretary SS Vivekanandhan asked the school principal, teachers and the students to appear before the board. Nishad, while confessing to the crime, said that he was only helping the students, who had learning disabilities. 

The Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board has said that the Class 12 examination results will be announced on May 8. The examination was held in March and 3.6 lakh candidates appeared. This year, a total of 3,11,375 students have qualified for the Kerala Plus Two board exam. The overall pass percentage stands at 84.33%. Last year, it was 88.75%.