Students sweat through Class X English exam
KARACHI, April 18(PPI): The first day of the Secondary Schools Certificate (SSC) Exam
peacefully started Tuesday.
"Today was the examination for those
students, who failed to clear their exams last year," said Center Superintendent
of Government Boy's Secondary School at Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Asadullah while
explaining the reason behind the low number of candidates Tuesday. According to
him, the main examination will start from Wednesday for the regular students.
"They are obviously the majority," he said.
In a earlier announcement,
the Board of Secondary Examination announced that a total of 141,780 candidates
from all over the city would sit for the exam at 415 centers.
Wednesday's students said they were happy with the question paper of the English
Supplementary exam. "It was easy. The questions were short and general, that
helped us easily answer them," said Syed Asif Ali, a student of Block 6,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Government School.
The complaints cell formed by the
Board of Secondary Examination said things went smoothly. "We have not received
any calls from any part of the city. So far, there have no cases of violence
related to current exam either," said in-charge Muhammad Alim. "This office will
get busy from tomorrow as examinations for the regular students are beginning."
Eighty-four exam centers set up in violation of rules: PPI reported
Tuesday that as many as 84 centers out of a total of 415 do not fulfill the
requirements according to the rules of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi,
The sources said 13 government schools, declared
examination centers, lacked facilities for drinking water and a constant supply
of electricity. The buildings of these centers are also deprived of windows and
According to sources, 17 examinations centers have no boundary
walls and hence no check on the interference of outsiders, said the head of a
vigilance committee on the condition of anonymity. Sources said that the exam
centers are set up in 22 schools, which were blacklisted last year. They added
that 18 examination centers were set up on different floors of high-rise
buildings, where other floors are used for residential purposes.
another vigilance committee said on the condition of anonymity that there are 14
schools that were declared examination centers for the first time, but they do
no enough facilities.
PPI tried to contact the controller examination
BSEK to no avail.