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Ghaziabad jail centre for inmates taking board exams

Ghaziabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The Dasna jail in Ghaziabad will be the examination centre for over 100 inmates from various Uttar Pradesh prisons taking the state’s board exams starting March 4, an official said Saturday.

Prisoners from five jails in western Uttar Pradesh would be shifted to Dasna jail to enable them appear in the examinations.

All arrangements to house an additional 107 inmates from different jails and to conduct free and fair examinations have been made, Dasna jail superintendent V.K Singh said.

A barrack has been evacuated and converted into an examination hall where the inmates can appear for the exams, he added.

The inmates appearing in the examinations belong to jails of Saharanpur, Muzaffar Nagar, Meerut, Bulandshahr and Ghaziabad, which also houses inmates of Noida district.

As many as 30 inmates from Dasna jail are appearing in the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations.

‘It is the first such experience and the staff is quite enthusiastic about conducting the examination. It is an attempt to change the destructive approach of the inmates and give them a constructive and positive approach towards life and society,’ Singh added.

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