Vadodara: At least 100 jail inmates lodged in various prisons of Gujarat are appearing for Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams being held by the Gujarat State Education Board (GSEB).
The exams began on March 8.
“The state government has set up four examination centres in the premises of Vadodara, Lajpore (Surat), Rajkot and Ahmedabad jails to enable these imprisoned inmates to take the exams,” The Indian Express quoted MA Rathod, Welfare Officer of Vadodara Central Jail, as saying.
“Thirteen inmates from jails in Vadodara, Chhota Udeypur and Bharuch, are appearing for these exams. Special arrangements have been made for them, including installation of CCTV cameras, in the barracks in Vadodara jail premises,” he said.
“The exams are being conducted under the supervision of a Zonal Officer and a Supervisor of Vadodara district education department, and are being held as per the guidelines of the GSEB,” LA Desai, a senior jailor, said.