Students plan demo against Federal Board
ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 - Students of
different colleges in the federal capital have decided to hold a protest
demonstration on August 26 against the Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education for introducing out of course question papers in the
recently conducted First Year examination.
Backed by their parents and
teachers, the students have constituted an Action Committee to press for their
demand of saving the loss of their precious academic year from destruction, only
on account of experimentation by the Federal Board high-ups.
It is pertinent
to mention here that this year the pass percentage in the First Year result was
just 55 and the passed students had also obtained a dismally low percentage,
which can land them nowhere in professional education after their F.Sc.
students lamented that while the FBISE had introduced new type of course, no
arrangement was made to educate the students according to the new
According, the question paper contained questions, which were not
included in their books at all. Secondly, they say, while standard of success
for all boards across Pakistan was equal, it was only the Federal Board, which
put its students to such harsh experimentation.
It is also pertinent to
mention here that it is the very Federal Board, which has again combined the
course for Class 9th and Class 10th students after taking examination on annual
basis for several years, thus once again overburdening the students to memorise
their two-year course in one go. This is contrary to the modern trend of
semester system, which is in vogue all over the world to reduce the burden of
The teachers and parents of the students are equally concerned
about the future of their children as they are being made the scapegoat of the
experimentation of non-professional bureaucrats in the most sensitive field of
education. The students said that the new pattern of question paper was
introduced in the First Year examination despite the assurance to the contrary
given to them by Chairman Federal Board.
The embarrassment caused by the
poor marking of examination paper has even caused such a severe mental shock to
the students that during a survey there came complaints a number students
seeking psychiatric treatment to regain senses. The nation