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SSC exam amid power outages

Karachi, April 17, 2008: Political workers of the different parties Wednesday helped SSC exam candidates using unfair means at several examination centers setup in the City, learnt on Wednesday.

Despite the Board of Secondary Education Karachi request to the KESC for exempting examination centers from load-shedding, the students continued to suffer power outages on the second day of the examinations too.

More than 50 students participating in the papers of SSC Part-I general group and Part-II science group were caught red-handed while cheating in the papers by the more than 50 vigilance committees, formed by of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK).

Some of the candidates who shared their grievances said that some political workers kept helping their kith and kin in using unfair means at NJV School and some other exam centers of North Karachi town, Lyari town, Shah Faisal town, Korangi town, Landhi town and Jamshed town to assist.

Around 500 students, who could not appear in the paper of English (SSC Part-II General Group) due to none availability of admit cards, however, appeared on Wednesday to take the exam they missed, according to BSEK Assistant controller Examination Bizzaatullah Khan.

Around 312,000 candidates have been registered into the SSC examination, out of which 110,000 candidates (65,000 boys and 45,000 girls) have been registered in the Science Group Class-X, while for Class-IX, the students numbers stand at 118,000 (70,000 boys and 48,000 girls).

A total of 9,000 boys and 24,000 girls have been enrolled in Class-X General Group, while 4,000 boys and 3,000 girls have been registered in the private group. For class-IX exams, 5,000 boys and 4,000 girls have been enrolled. "To control over the unfair means activities in the examination, the BSEK has formed nearly 160 vigilance teams to inspect the examination centers in the City.

On the other hand, City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has also setup vigilance teams at town levels to hold the exam transparent. 

The papers of class X will be conducted in the morning session, while the papers of the class IX will be taken in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm, as the board decided to conduct these examinations simultaneously. 

The board has constituted over 460 examination centres across the city. The vigilance team of City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has cancelled the copies of around 15 students in Shah Faisal town, Korangi town and Landhi town on account of unfair means.

Executive District Officer Education Fakhar Karim on the second day of the examination has visited Govt Boys and Girls Secondary School, Gulshan Iqbal Block-6 and Site Model School, according to her both the papers were held under normal circumstances. The Nation

Poor visibility during exams 'shocks' minister
Peshawar: In 'poor visibility,' students of higher secondary education took exams on Wednesday as power outages at the examination centres caused blackouts and angered NWFP Education Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain.

According to a handout, numerous students at the examination centres complained to the minister that they were taking exams in "poor visibility because of electricity load shedding."

The complaints were registered during the minister's unannounced visits to these centres, said an official communiqué.

The education minister took serious note of the load shedding on this occasion carried out by the Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) during the examination hours, it added.

He said that students were taking their exams in the dark halls where visibility was very poor, adding that this was quite shocking.

The minister appealed to PESCO officials to avoid load shedding throughout the province during exam hours at all the examination centres. He also directed the Education Department to relax rules and regulations to provide one generator to each high school in the province, to facilitate alternate lighting for students, to save their valuable educational year. Daily Times

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