Exam centre changed overnight
Karachi, April 21(The News): On the orders of Special Vigilance Team's (SVT's) officer Abdus Sattar, an
examination center of 17 students was changed overnight. A complaint to this
effect was lodged by the Centre Superintendent, The Educator School,
Gulshan-e-Hadeed, with the Controller of Examination, Board of Secondary
Education, inside sources informed.
According to details, the
examination center for the students in question (possessing admit card nos.
428290-428305 & 450540-41) was notified at The Educator School,
Gulshan-e-Hadeed, but it was shifted to Government Boys Secondary School (Agro)
Technical, Razzakabad, overnight on the orders of SVT officer. However, the SVT
is not authorized to move students from one center to another. The officer
concerned was appointed to monitor the overall situation, as he was not the
permanent employee of BSEK and his appointment was made only at the time of
A letter was sent from The Educator School, stating that the
students bearing the above-mentioned admit card numbers had been absent from the
said examination center. Taking notice of the matter the centre superintendent
held an inquiry only to find that their examination center was changed
overnight. Consequently, he wrote a letter requesting prompt action in the
matter. The incident had occurred during the first paper of English (Science
Group) on Wednesday.
Taking immediate action, the Controller of
Examination immediately withdrew the three-member SVT team and deputed another
vigilance team to conduct further investigation.
However, it was learnt
through reliable sources that the center was "purchased" by the area influential
in connivance with the SVT and law-enforcement agencies, while the candidates in
question had paid huge chunk of money to be provided with completely solved
Similar cases were also reported to the Special Vigilance Team
from different town schools in Dumba Goth, Gadap, Orangi, Korangi and other
remote areas, however, the matter went unheeded.
Meanwhile, it was learnt
through reliable sources that a number of students who migrated from Punjab
after failing to clear their exams from their provincial education boards want
to appear in optional papers from Sindh. This policy, the source added, only
benefits Punjab board students, who could not pass their exams from their
respective boards owing to the high standard of education prevailing there.