Students protest against RBISE decision
Rawalpindi, June 20, 2008: Hundreds of students protested on Murree Road here on Thursday
against the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education's decision
to re-conduct the Chemistry Part II Paper of the Higher Secondary School
Certificate (HSSC) Examination.
According to fresh dates, students have
to reappear in the Chemistry Part II Paper on Saturday, June 21, at their
respective centres at 1:30 p.m.
As many as 4,772 students had earlier
appeared in the Chemistry Part II Paper on May 29, but it was cancelled on the
grounds that the paper was 'leaked'.
"Somebody faxed the paper to the
office of RBISE secretary while it was in progress on May 29," said RBISE
Chairman Dr. Iftikhar Beg.
However, the RBISE chairman said that the
timing of the fax was not enough to prove that the paper was originally leaked.
Later, a three-member committee was formed, which advised that students
should reappear in the paper. "I don't know why this decision was taken, now we
have to implement the decision of the government," Dr. Iftikhar said.
Most students said that it was too harsh a decision. "Why they took so
long to announce fresh dates of the paper?" questioned Ghayyur Butt, one of the
Even the chairman of the RBISE said that he had received
complaints from several parents that their children were out of town and it
would be extremely difficult to call them back on such a short notice. Students
said that they only came to know about the re-examination through tickers on Geo
Television, and they were simply shocked to learn that the previous paper would
be considered as cancelled.
"We were preparing for our practicals, which
would start on June 23. Now all of a sudden we came to know that first we have
to reappear in the Chemistry Part II Paper," said Mohammad Asad, another
Dr. Iftikhar said that students should reappear in the paper
because if they skip it they would not get marks. "We tried our best to inform
all affiliated educational institutions and also ran tickers on television
channels," Dr. Iftikhar said. The News
"WUT THE HELL IS THE PINDI BAORD.YE TO PAGLON WALI BAAT HUI ITNY DIN BTAYA NHE OR DO DIN PAHLY BTAYA K CHEMISTRY KA PAPER HAI.16 CHAP WO BHE CHEMISTRY K ABB TOH YAAD HUA B BHOOOL GYA"
Name: WAQAS SALAM
City, Country: RAWALPINDI, Pakistan
"wat the hell kya samjhte hain rrawalpindi board wale paper dena aasan baat hey wo b 2 din pehle bataya.2 days and 16 chapters......"
City, Country: chakwal, Pakistan