HSC (Humanities) exams from June 30
Karachi, June 29(The News): The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Part I and II annual exams for the year
2007 (Humanities group) will commence from June 30, in which 52,304 candidates,
both regular and private, will appear in the examination, the Assistant
Controller, Board of Intermediate Examination, Ishaque Mamji, informed this
correspondent. The number of examination centres has been reduced to make the
system less prone to cheating, the official added.
candidates are appearing in part I and 29,835 in part II, in which 14,061 are
males and 38,240 are females. In all, 65 centres have been established; 21 and
43 for male and female students respectively, and a special examination centre
in the Karachi Central Jail. Last year, about 90 centres were established out of
which 35 were declared 'blacklisted'.
He also disclosed that 65
vigilance teams are formed to combat the menace of cheating, which is rampant in
the city. Each team consists of two persons, in addition to the 10-member
special vigilance team that will monitor the entire examination process. One
super vigilance team has also been constituted, which along with the officials
of the board, will undertake surprise raids of the examination centres. Nobody
will be allowed to carry mobile phones; students found violating these rules
will be taken to task in accordance with the Board laws. The exams will be
completed by July 20.
Special vigilance squads and law-enforcement
personnel have been requested to be deployed at most centres in order to check
cheating and malpractices, officials added. The Assistant Controller of
Examinations (COE) said that a letter has been sent requesting
deployment of Rangers and law-enforcement agencies in sensitive colleges. The
letter asked for permanent deployment of Rangers at sensitive centres such as
Government Islamia College, Adamjee Science College Nishtar College and
It has been learnt through reliable sources that
17 to 18 centres have been declared sensitive. Furthermore, external pressures
were exerted on these centres by student organisations and mafias, who claimed
that they controlled the examination centres. Assistant COE, however, said that
all arrangements have been finalised and admit cards with revised date sheets
have been dispatched to the educational institutes. He said that to prevent
leakage, examination papers will be printed late in the night.
Humanities group exams will be held under the newly-appointed Chairman, Anwaar
Admed Zai, as the outgoing Chairman Iftiqkhar Zaidi's term expired on June 15.
Those who have changed homes must collect admit cards from their old address.
Furthermore, the admit cards and date sheets of regular students have already
been sent to their colleges and they have been requested to collect them from
their respective colleges. Private students who do not receive their cards by
June 28 have been asked to contact the office of BIEK (Board of Intermediate
Education), room number eight during office hours. Duplicate admit cards will be
provided on the production of the registration card, the receipt for depositing
examination form and fee and SSC mark sheet, according to the information
contained in the handout. It also said that no withheld or duplicate card shall
however, be issued from the Board to a regular/ex-student, until the application
is duly forwarded by the principal concerned, along with two passport sized
photographs attested by the principal concerned.