MA candidates given 'strange' Urdu paper
LAHORE, July 28: Candidates appearing for MA Urdu part-I paper 'Iqbal Ka
Khasoosi Mutalia' on Friday had to attempt 'out-of-course' questions. Candidates said when they protested against the questions, they were
snubbed by invigilators and told to attempt it or leave the examination
Talking to us, regular and private candidates said four questions
were out of their prescribed course.
A teacher from the Government
Islamia College for Women, Cooper Road, said the Punjab University (PU) had
changed the syllabus this year and had notified but the question-paper held
questions from the old course.
She said that she had learnt that a large
number of private candidates also could not attempt the paper based on old
The teacher said a complaint on behalf of the candidates would be
submitted with the office of the controller of examinations.
controller of examinations Jalil Tariq said no candidate had boycotted the paper
but candidates had protested that the paper was out-of-course.
of examinations Prof Taqi Zahid Butt said he would "sympathetically" consider
the case and if the complaint was found genuine and the Board of Studies (BoS)
took up the complaint in stipulated time, the university would arrange
DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM: The PU on Friday conducted
the supplementary examination of MA mass communication (Development Journalism)
for 29 candidates who failed.
The candidates were protesting against the
results, claiming that the paper was out-of-course and they had informed the
controller of examinations. They said the controller had assured them of lenient
marking and grace marks.
Later, they were denied grace marks. They gave a
presentation to the Punjab governor and filed a writ petition with the Lahore
High Court to seek implementation of the BoS' decision. The court has issued
notices to the PU vice-chancellor, controller of examinations and BoS chairman
for August 3. Dawn
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|Updated: 15 July, 2014|