Cyber Crime Division on the lookout for cheating at examView(s):
The Examinations Department has sought the help of the Police Cyber Crime Division to prevent any fraudulent activities at the GCE Advanced Level examination due to commence tomorrow.
Three teams comprising Education Ministry, Education Department and the Cyber Crimes Division have organised a programme to monitor the examination centres.
The examination is being held in some 2,200 centres; with 331,709 candidates due to sit the exam.
One team will be closely working with the staff supervising the exam while another team comprising Education directors will be acting on information they receive about any fraudulent activities.
A third team, with experienced officers, will be involved in trying to detect any devices being made use for such activities.
A senior Police officer said that with the assistance of the CID’s Cyber Crime Division they have the capacity to detect hi-tech equipment. He added that they can prove, with forensic evidence, if any fraudulent acts are committed.
He warned that they also have the option of jamming signals in the locality if a request is made by the Examinations Department.
According to Commissioner General of Examinations Amith Jayasundara, the number of school candidates would be 278,196 while the number of private candidates will be 53,513.
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