461,856 candidates to appear in Matric exams
Matric examinations started
Lahore, March 05: Secondary School Certificate (Matriculation) Annual Examination 2011 will start from
Matriculation (Class- 9th) Annual Examination 2011
will commence from March 21. Over two million candidates will appear in the
matric exam from all the eight Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education
(BISEs) of Punjab, with 461,856 candidates appearing in the exam only from
Addressing a press conference on Friday, BISE Lahoreís chairman
Prof Dr Akram Kashmiri, who was flanked by Controller of Examinations Prof
Manzur ul Hassan Niazi, claimed that the board had successfully completed all
arrangements for the exam.
Prof Kashmiri strongly defended the newly
introduced online system of registration saying it was a great facility but
there were some problems resulting out of lack of awareness about the system.
He said it was because of general tendency of reluctance towards
adopting new things that the system was being resented. It is but natural for
people to be reluctant to shift from one system to another; but we have to make
a beginning,î he added. He said dozens of hub centres were established in
different areas within jurisdiction of the Lahore board where the candidates
were issued roll number slips while the same were also dispatched at the
residential addresses of the candidates.
Those who could not get roll
number slips were provided the same from the board office.
linked the new system with the boardsí efforts to eliminate the culture of
ëBooti Mafiaí, saying it was in line with Examination Reforms Agenda being
followed on special directions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.
He said the board had also introduced bar-coded answer sheets from the
Matriculation Annual Examination 2011 with an aim to reduce ratio of error and
to ensure more transparency in the exam.
According to him, the candidates
appearing from a particular school have been allotted different centres in a
particular zone unlike the practice followed in the past. ìThis is another
effort to ensure maximum transparency in the examî, he added.
pertinent to mention that the BISE Lahore has established 624 examination
centers in five districts within its jurisdiction for the said exam while
special squads and monitoring teams have also been announced.
has also set up a control room besides an information desk in order to
facilitate the candidates who can contact the BISE Lahore officials on these
numbers 99200033-34, 99200142 and 99200192-97 (Ext 217, 251).
office will also remain open on Sunday in order to facilitate the candidates. It
is also merits to be mentioned that the online system has been under strong
criticism from the stakeholders, especially the candidates, since its
There have been reports of blatant errors in roll number
slips of the candidates while a number of cases of non-issuance of the same have
also surfaced in the recent days.
Meanwhile, during a visit to the BISE
Lahore on Friday, it was learnt that a number of candidates were yet to be
issued roll number slips for examination starting from Saturday (today).
It is feared that a good number of students might miss the chance to sit
in the exam this year. However the BISE authorities are determined to help out
the candidates in the best possible manner and ensure participation of all the
registered candidates. The news
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RBISE SSC exams
Rawalpindi: Hundreds of students on
Friday staged a protest demonstration against the Rawalpindi Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) for not receiving the roll number
slips to appear in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination
2011 scheduled to commence from today (Saturday).
The students held the
demonstration at the Transformer Chowk and blocked the city's busiest road. They
also damaged some shops in the area. They were chanting slogans against the
RBISE authorities for their failure to issue them the roll number slips and
creating multiple problems for them by disturbing their studies at this critical
time. They said new online system introduced by the Punjab government had
created problems for them. The RBISE website has not been updated and many who
downloaded the roll number slips from the site found them full of error, they
added. According to some students, thousands of students have not yet received
their roll number slips and the authorities are least bothered about their
The RBISE administration has made arrangements to prepare the
printed roll number slips, as the parents and the students complained that
downloading process of the documents was very slow and the online roll number
slip had many errors.
The board officials said they had dispatched the
roll number slips of the regular candidates to the schools and of the external
candidates to the examination centers in all 19 tehsils of the four districts of
Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jehlum. Daily times
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Bureaucratic mess worsens exam fever for SSC candidates
Rawalpindi: The candidates appearing in the Secondary School
Certificates (SSC-II) examination had to face a lot of problems on Friday as
examination superintendents of many centers could not reach in time to give
briefings on the use of new answer sheets, it has been learnt.
Meanwhile, majority of the candidates received their roll number slips with
errors making it difficult for them to reach their centers for the exams on
About 150 students who came to the Government Comprehensive School for Boys
to attend the briefing blocked the busy Sadiqabad Road as the superintendent
could not reach the centre.
The traffic remained suspended on the road for an hour and the students ended
the blockade after the intervention of MPA Raja Muhammad Hanif who contacted the
board officials and assured the candidates that their problem would be resolved
at the earliest.
Controller Examination BISE Abdul Sattar Ramay reached the spot and informed
the students that the superintendent of the examination center had been
suspended and new superintendent would brief the candidates about the use of the
new answer sheets on Saturday.
Earlier, the board had directed the candidates to reach their designated
examination centers one day before the start of the examination. The BISE
introduced computerised answer sheets and objective question papers for the exam
"We reached the center early in the morning a day before the exam but we
found no examination officials at the center," said Imran Ali, one of the
The female candidates were the worst sufferers in this regard as they came
with their parents to the examination centers.
Meanwhile, many candidates received erroneous roll number slips as the most
serious error noticed was that one candidate received two roll number slips with
two different examination centers.
Imran Mushtaq, school teacher at Government Boys High School Loco Shed
Rawalpindi said he knew more than 10 students who received two slips and were
confused about the center where they would appear for the examination.Some
students received slips without their photographs and some female candidates
with the photographs of the boys. Other students got date-sheets containing the
subjects they had not studied.
When contacted BISE Chairman Chaudhry Abdul Hafeez said the absent
superintendent had been removed and new staff would perform examination duties
on Saturday at the Comprehensive School.
He said the briefings were necessary for the understanding of the students.
Where the briefings could not take place, the staff would guide the candidates
About the errors in roll number slips, Chairman Hafeez said the board had
directed the students to appear in the center and the mistakes would be removed
or they should contact the board office for the correction.
About the cause of the errors, he said the online registration system was
introduced first time and it was not easy for the candidates to understand and
follow the requirements of the new system.
Moreover, the online system was operated from Lahore and the boards had no
control over the registration of their students. "We will discuss the issue in
the meeting of the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) next week. Dawn
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Students fail to get roll number slips
Bahawalpur: Thousands of students who are appearing in the Matriculation examination are
facing severe problems as they have failed to get their roll number slips.
The students and their parents said
that newly introduced centralised online admission system had caused several
problems for them instead of decreasing their difficulties regarding examination
admissions and registration of the candidates. They complained that bio-data of
thousands of candidates were wrongly feed in the online computerised admission
forms by the centralised online admission system working exclusively in Lahore.
They said that it was asked to other education boards of the province to
download roll number slips and admission cards from computers and dispatch them
to the candidates and educational institutions just three days before the
commencement of the exam. When contacted, Bahawalpur Board of Education
Secretary Muhammad Rauf said that all the admission forms, roll number slips and
admit cards were collected and issued online by the centralised office in
Lahore. He admitted that these forms were slipshod on account of wrongly
proceeded bio-data however yet his office was doing its best to correct the
wrong things. He added that in every tehsil our focal persons were working hard
to facilitate rural areas candidates. The news
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PU research budget increased from Rs 4m to Rs 70 million
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that
to promote research culture in the varsity budget has been increased from Rs 4
million to Rs 70 million. The efforts of administration has resulted an improved
PU's position in HEC ranking of the universities and it got 4th position by
publishing 352 research papers in the impact factor journals in the year 2010,
whereas it was placed at 6th position in 2009.
The Vice-Chancellor said PU
faculty members had talented faculty members, and if the policies of the present
administration continued in the coming 3-4 years, the varsity would not only get
first place among the Pakistani universities but also make its room among 200
top universities of the world. He said the administration was also focusing on
increasing the number of PhD faculty members because a good strength of PhD
teachers would help in publication of more research findings. He said 80
teachers are doing their PhDs in foreign and 30-40 of them would join the
varsity this year. He express the hope that after their joining, the university
would witness another improve in the ranking next year. The nation
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BCom (External) Annual Exams commence today
Karachi: The BCom (External) Part I and II and both parts will
commence from March 5 (today). Controller of Examinations University of Karachi
(KU) announced on Friday. He said that all the examinations would be held from
2pm to 5pm and from 3pm to 5pm on Fridays. A total 16,928 candidates will appear
in the examinations that include 10,969 male candidates and 5,959 female
candidates (Part I, II and both parts). The KU has set up 24 centres for the
male candidates in various departments of the university whereas 12 centres have
been established for female candidates in the colleges of the city. app
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SPLA announces movement for promotions
Karachi: The central leaders of Sindh Professors' and Lecturers' Association (SPLA) on Friday
announced movement for the notification of promotion, timescale and
According to a press release issued here on Friday, SPLA would
stage a demonstration in front of the President House located in Naudero,
Larkana on Saturday. Meanwhile, the association has decided to hold a general
body meeting at Government Muslim Science College, Hyderabad on March 10 and
then a rally would be carried out till the Hyderabad Press
Furthermore, SPLA would conduct a Karachi region general body
meeting at DJ Sindh Government Science College on March 15. The association has
also decided to stage a sit-in in front of the CM House till the provincial
government approved all of their demands. SPLA would organise a rally towards
the CM House.
General Secretary, SPLA, Karachi Region, Professor Iftekhar
M. Azami said that the association had conducted a meeting in a government girls
college in New Karachi Sector 5F to discuss the issue.
"There is a
shortage of teaching staff in the public sector colleges which have made it
quite difficult for the present teachers. Unfortunately, the concerned
department is not serious in solving the matter and teachers are transferred on
regular basis," Azami said.
The officials of the education department
have no idea about the problems of teaching staff. The teachers are forced to
pay bribe otherwise they have to face difficulties, he said. The policy adopted
by the ministry of education and its department would destroy the education
sector in this province, he added.
In the past, the teachers received
five increments as well as the ad hoc teachers got permanent jobs and formula
for promotion was approved by ZA Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto during their tenures.
But, the police resorted to baton charge and mishandled the teachers on November
10, 2010, Azami said.
The Chief Secretary Sindh had called a meeting on
November 11, 2010 and approved the demands of timescale but since then nothing
practical has been done to issue the notification in this regard, he
Since last three months the SPLA has made several attempts to meet
the authorities concerned and discuss the matter but, all efforts remain
fruitless, he added. The news
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