Peshawar university reschedules exam
PESHAWAR, June 27(Dawn): After violent protests by candidates who have not been
given their roll number slips for B.A and B.Sc examinations commencing from June
27, the Peshawar university administration has rescheduled the
The university also made some changes in the examination
schedule due to 'unavoidable circumstances'.
In a press release issued
here on Tuesday, the administration said papers scheduled for June 27, 28, 29
and 30 would now be held on July 30, 31 and August 1 and 2,
The university said the rest of the schedule would remain
unchanged and papers would be held as per the notified date sheet. The
candidates who had been protesting for two days broke the protective iron grills
of the secrecy section and smashed its windowpanes.
They chanted slogans
against the administration.
A few students were injured when police used
tear gas to disperse them.
It may be mentioned that some 61,000 forms
were submitted, out of which the administration had rejected 2,000
Sources informed that only 20,000 candidates received their roll
number slips despite the fact that the university had assigned TCS for the first
time to deliver the slips.
"My sister failed to receive her roll number
slip in time so I had to come all the way from Dir district to receive her
slip," complained Islam Din, brother of a candidate.
The university, on
the other hand, denied any mismanagement in the delivery of roll numbers slips
by the university.
The press release said the administration had tried to
facilitate the candidates but some people did not want to follow the new
computerized system of examinations as it had blocked 'unfair means'. The
controller of examination said that effective arrangements were made to ensure
transparency in the examinations.
The administration claimed it had set
up separate counters on the campus for smooth and in time delivery of the roll
number slips to the candidates.