Paper-checking system needs improvement
Teachers have been showing great reluctance in performing duties as sub-examiners because of a meager remuneration
Lahore, Feb 16: Marking of papers is certainly a job of great responsibility as a
minor mistake on the part of the paper-checker (sub-examiner) can deprive a
student of his/ her right, benefiting the other.
It is generally observed
that students do apply for rechecking after examinations if they are not
satisfied with their results. A high profile case over a similar issue is being
heard in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) these days.
One factor, which
seriously needs to be taken up by the authorities concerned, is meager
remuneration paid to the sub-examiners, which no doubt can affect their
performance in such an important task.
According to officials of the
education boards, teachers have been showing great reluctance in performing
duties as sub-examiners because of a meager remuneration.
For the last
many years there has not been substantial increase in remuneration, paid to the
sub-examiners, and at present Rs14 and Rs18 are being paid to sub-examiners for
each answer book at matriculation and intermediate level respectively.
the wake of low remuneration, it is obvious that the sub-examiners try to mark
the maximum number of answer-sheets to generate maximum money. This raises a
question as how they can ensure marking with such a state of
Another important issue which the authorities concerned should deal
with is related to inexperienced paper-checkers who are "used" by the boards to
fill the gap created by the experienced ones.
Apart from teachers of
government educational institutions those teaching at private educational
institutions are also eligible to be appointed as sub-examiners. Though the
boards have specific rules in this regard yet the possibility of having
inexperienced and immature sub-examiners cannot be ruled out.
also a dire need of providing comfortable environment to paper-checkers. A lot
depends on the environment of the duty place as an uncomfortable place could
also affect the performance of sub-examiners. It is important to mention here
that boards in Punjab follow centre-based marking system in which sub-examiners
had to visit the boards to perform their duty.
The Controller of
Examinations at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE),
Lahore, Prof Manzoorul Hassan Niazi, agreeing that teachers are reluctant to be
sub-examiners, urges the government to declare it mandatory for teachers to
perform duty as sub-examiners.
"We do face shortage of sub-examiners," he
said while replying to a question, adding: "In such circumstances, the task is
divided among the available workforce to meet the deadline set for result
Mr Niazi further said teachers were reluctant to perform
duty as sub-examiners because of low remuneration.
To a question, he
said heavy penalties, including disqualification from the duty, were imposed on
sub-examiners for mistakes, adding that it was also one of the reasons that
teachers were reluctant to opt for paper-checking.
Gujranwala, Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, commenting over the issue, also agreed that
boards were facing shortage of sub-examiners because of low
He said the Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) had
recommended increase in remuneration of sub-examiners and other supervisory
staff last year but no final decision had been made by the government so
The academic circles believe that marking of papers should be taken
as a very serious job and measures should be taken to ensure that sub-examiners
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"There should be fair system of checking. Eligible and subject related people should check papers . Papers should be checked on basis of concepts,not on basis of bookish wording as all the students do not have the ability to learn the whole book word by word."
City, Country: Lahore
"please change the rule of re checking papers bise ...change the marks when the paper checker gave the marks please"
Name: khalil ahmad
City, Country: d.g.khan,pakistan
"Paper checker should check the paper on the basis of concepts not on the basis of RATALLIZATION .Please check the paper honestly.?1"
City, Country: Lahore
"A.a sir i have attempted my m.a history part2 urdu medium papers by the left side of answer sheet as the name info is also printed on the left side. What would happen because i know the answer sheet should be started by the right side. Please inform me.?"
Name: Atiya jamshed
City, Country: Wazirabad, Pakistan
"Paper checking system in pakistan is very worst!! You know this way of checking disappoints many candidates who worked day and night!! and a cheater always gets more marks than a studious student. Is it way?? Is it called checking ?? no , no !! ad a paper checker should be subject related !! plz for GOD SAKE change the systemm plzz?"
Name: Dua zehra
City, Country: Sukkur, Pakistan
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Examination staff accused of helping influential candidates
Rawalpindi: A number of candidates who appeared in the written test for
the posts of tehsildar and sub-accountants in Rawalpindi have blamed the
invigilators for allowing some influential candidates of using unfair means
during the tests.
Around 400 candidates appeared at the test held for
around 128 posts all around the province. The tests were held under the aegis of
Punjab Public Service Commission at Islamia Higher Secondary School and Gordon
College centres. A heavy contingent of police was also present on the occasion.
However, some students blamed the examination staff of maintaining a
lenient attitude towards some influential candidates. They said that the
invigilators allowed such candidates to cheat and use all kinds of unfair means
including mobile phones to succeed in the test. They also said that the
invigilators maintained very strict behaviour with other candidates.
Syed Zamir, a candidate at Islamia Higher Secondary School said, "It was a mere drama for the people otherwise there were no rules and
regulations during the test. Those who had some resources openly cheated and
those who were not influential were treated strictly."
Imran Ali, a
candidate who appeared for the test in Gordon College said, "The examination
staff failed to take the mobile phones from most candidates who openly used them
in cheating, especially to solve the general knowledge portion of the
Bilal Khan, who applied for the post of 'tehsildar' said, "There
were some verbal brawls between the candidates and superintendent because the
superintendent treated some students very harshly."
contacted to Masood Ghauri camp officer at Islamia Higher Secondary
School centre said, "These are all baseless charges from those who wanted to use
the unfair means, but were not allowed by the invigilators." "There is no
reality in it and both the tests were conducted according to the rules and
However, Afzal Khan who was the incharge at Gordon College
centre simply refused to comment on the issue.
Punjab Public Service Commission Regional Incharge Muzaffar said, "Those
students who have objections regarding use of unfair means in the test can come
to my office and we will try to resolve the matter." He also said that both the
tests were held according to rules and regulations and he guarantees that no
unfair means and mobile phones were allowed in the examination hall.
Punjab Universty announced various results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department declared the results
of various examinations on Saturday.
The results include MBBS, Third
Professional (Re-Organized Scheme), Annual Examination 2008, MBBS, Third
Professional (New Re-Organized Scheme), Annual Examination 2008, BSc Home
Economics, First Year, 2nd Annual Examination 2008, BSc Home Economics, Second
Year, 2nd Annual Examination 2008, BS Mathematics (Semester System), Session
2002-2006, MSc Geographical Information System (Fall 2003), Semester System,
Session 2003-2005, MSc Physics (Semester System), Session 2005-2007, MS
Mathematics (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, BSc (Hons) Physics, Session
2003-2007 and MPhil Physics, Session 2005-2007. Detailed results are also
available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk
Meanwhile, Punjab University MBBS,
Second Professional (Re-Organized Scheme, New Re-Organized Scheme & Latest
New Re-Organized Scheme), Supplementary Examination 2008, will commence from
March 17, 2009.
University of Health Sciences (UHS) announced MBBS results
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of First Professional MBBS
Part-II supplementary examination held in January 2009. About 375 candidates
appeared in the examination out of whom 328 passed and 45 failed while roll
numbers of two candidates were put on RL list. Overall pass percentage was
87.47. The News
"plz plz any one who read this then plz send me papers of fedral board of last 2years of maths,bio,chem,phy,and pakistan studies of ssc-partII plz plz on my given E-mail addres its my humbel request to all of u thnks . "
City, Country: Quetta,Pakistan
"Can any one inform me that whether College Teaching Interns (CTIs) have the legal right to mark Inter papers in the centre marking. Please aslo quote the relevant rule or law.
Name: Akeel Ahmed
City, Country: Narowal
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BZU syndicate takes up 'core issues'
Multan: The syndicate committee of Bahauddin Zakariya University
has decided to issue the degree of B.S (Hons) accounting and finance to students
who were earlier given the BSc accounting and finance result cards.
decision was taken in a syndicate meeting here on Saturday.
also accepted all demands of students of the computer science department except
their demand for the removal of department chairman Dr Amanullah. It was decided
to send his case to dean Dr Shahida Niazi.
The issue of students' clash
on Thursday night in Ali Hostel and alleged manhandling of an associate
professor was sent to the disciplinary committee with the direction to hold it's
meeting at the Engineering Department on Monday (tomorrow).
anonymity, a syndicate member said the committee had also discussed the matter
of former English department chairman Dr Sheirin and decided to seek explanation
from her within a fortnight.
He said the university had already issued
two show-cause notices to Dr Sheirin, but she responded to only one.
BZU administration had on Nov 30 last abruptly terminated the services of
English Department visiting lecturer Moeen Haider, the spouse of Dr
The administration alleged that Mr Haider was involved in
subversive activities and creating law and order situation while a case was also
lodged against Mr Haider and two others, but the university had withdrawn the
case on the direction of the chancellor.
Mr Haider took stand that he and
his wife Dr Sheirin were victimised for expressing moderate views, protesting
against a sexual harassment incident that occurred in the university in which a
teaching staff was involved and for raising a voice for female students of the
He also alleged that the VC protected the teachers involved
in the sexual harassment case a few months ago.
The issue of the
additional registrar's appointment by the vice-chancellor for the first time in
the university's history and other issues could not be taken up owing to the
shortage of time. Dawn
'GCU excels in both sports and academics'
Lahore: Although academic excellence has always been the hallmark
of Government College University (GCU), it has also managed to attain excellence
in sports, former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman General (r) Tauqeer Zia said
on Sunday. He was addressing the closing ceremony of the 109th Annual Sports of
GCU at the GCU Oval Ground. He said Ravians were contributing in every field of
life. He also highlighted the benefits of an active participation in sports. GCU
Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said the sheer determination showed by GCU
students in sports distinguished Ravians from students of all other
institutions. Daily Times
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