New dates for Lyari's postponed exams
BIEK announces new dates for cancelled papers
Karachi, May 09: BSEK on Tuesday also announced the new schedule of papers for which
the candidates registered at six SSC centres located in the
violence-affected areas of Lyari town could not appear earlier as the
centres were closed for examination purposes.
Mathematics paper of Science group would be held from 9am to 12noon
on Wednesday (May 9), while Commercial Geography, Geography (elective)
and Clothing and Style of General Group and Computer Studies of Science
Group would be held in the second shift from 2pm to 5pm at the same
centre on the same day.
Biology of Science group and General Science of general group would
be held in the first and second shifts, respectively, on May 10, while
Braile (theory), Arabic, Persian, Household Accounts paper of General
group will be held in the first shift on May 11.
Sindhi Salees, Sindhi Normal, Urdu Alternative, English Literature
(C) and Geography of Pakistan Paper-I of the Science group will be held
on Friday (May 11) in the second shift (2.30pm to 5.30pm), said a BSEK
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90 students caught cheating allowed to go scot-free
Karachi: A special vigilance team of the board
discovered 90 candidates using unfair means at two SSC annual
examination centres established in one private and one government
secondary school in Orangi Town during a "surprise raid" on Tuesday. But
neither of the candidates in question were removed from the centre nor
was there any case sent to the education board against them.
Though the controller of examination of the Board of Secondary
Education Karachi (BSEK), Rafia Mallah, said that necessary action had
been taken, it is learnt that the entire lot of candidates, including the
"alleged copiers" was given 10 to 15 minutes extra to solve their
papers at the two centres under the directives of the special vigilance
Sources in the examination centres in question said that a vigilance
team headed by a private school management head was tasked to ascertain a
complaint that unauthorised people were appearing in the examination at
the centres in question.
We were told by the vigilance team that a certain government official
had been approached by certain quarters complaining about the massive
use of unfair means at our examination centre, said a senior person from
the government school in question, who added that the team comprising
eight to 10 persons could not find anyone impersonating as a candidate,
but they took the answer scripts from the students in different rooms on
the pretext of unfair means.
It was further said that the scripts of candidates suspected of
cheating were returned by the visitors with the instruction that they
should be given 10 minutes extra along with the other students. "There
was no evidence available with us to make cases about resorting to
unfair means and as such the scripts of all the candidates were sent to
the board as usual, without any segregation," said a deputy centre
In the case of the private school, too, the senior management people
claimed that the vigilance team did check the candidates and marked the
scripts of a number of candidates on the suspicion of cheating acts, but
finally left the centre without giving any special instruction in
regard to the candidates in question.
"We, too, had to give extra time to students in the wake of the visit
and the disturbance caused thereafter," said the private school
manager, adding that the exercise was of cursory nature with the team
leaders and others returning the answer scripts of the suspected
students by themselves. "No separate or sealed envelope carrying copies
of the marked students has been sent to the board specially," the person
added, saying that the visitors had not handed over any used cheating
material to the examination staff for the purpose of handing it in to
the unfair means committee of the BSEK.
Rafia Mallah said that the special team made a surprise visit under
her instructions and she would be furnishing a report to the high ups in
the government on Wednesday. However, she mentioned that the answer
scripts of candidates who were found using unfair means were not
received as sealed or separated, and it was likely that those would be
received at the board on Wednesday.
Ms Mallah further said that show cause letters had been issued
separately to the centre superintendents in which they had been asked to
clarify their position in question to failing to take notice of the
Directors of government and private schools have also been issued a letter for taking action against the schools in question.
The BSEK conducted its last paper (English of Science group) on
Tuesday. The examination had commenced on April 5 and the board had to
defer the conducting of some papers in view of the law and order
situation in the city. Dawn
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Fuuast to hold reexamination
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science
and Technology (Fuuast) has announced that the students who could not
take the first paper of the BA part-I (external candidates) examination
and the fourth paper of the MA part-I (external candidates) originally
scheduled for Feb 27 and March 13, respectively, owing to a law and
order situation in Karachi, could submit their applications for
reexamination. It said that the applications should be submitted by May 15. ppi
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Moot held on market trends
Karachi: The Institute of Business Administration,
Karachi, recently organised an international conference on imparting
marketing education through empirical research on the main IBA campus.
The conference sought to explore all aspects of 'Contemporary market
trends'. The idea, as it was pointed out, was core to the marketing
landscape in Pakistan primarily because the strongest demographic
subsection of the country is being led by 114 million young Pakistanis
under the age of 30.
"Marketers here are to understand how to reach this young population
through emerging digital technologies and the media in order to
capitalise on this important revelation," the conference was told.
Speaking on the occasion, dean and director of the IBA, Dr Ishrat
Husain, said the conference would serve as a manifestation of the
institute's efforts to build relationships with the international
Talking of global trends, he identified four rare trends capable of
disrupting international business practices: change in global climate,
China's emergence as the world's largest economy, income disparity and
potent trends in demographics all of which are likely to alter the
present economic and social practices. Dawn
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