SSC papers resume after controversies
Karachi, March 30: After a weeklong unrest, candidates appearing in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Science Group, Class IX, Annual Examination 2010, were finally able to give their exams in a peaceful manner on Monday. However, strong allegations of cheating and unfair means were rampant while a media team managed to reveal an impersonator from a centre.
The paper of Computer Science (for regular students of Class IX, and failures of Class X) was held in the second shift throughout the city yesterday. Earlier, students of the General Group appeared in the Pakistan Studies examination in different examination centers.
An impersonator managed to enter into the examination room at the Government Boys Secondary School, Nazimabad, No2, but after a media raid, he ran away from the spot.
As per details, a genuine candidate did not appear in the paper and in his place; an impersonator had arrived at the government school an hour late. The examinations superintend and other teachers allowed the said student to sit in the exams and guided him to the class room. However, a local media disclosed that a fake candidate is appearing rather than an actual candidate. When questioned by the media, the impersonator ranaway from the above mentioned school.
When contacted, the Examination Reporting Cell, Board of Secondary Education, Karachi (BSEK) officials said that they had not received such information from the centre's superintendent.
Meanwhile, there were reports that external elements had helped the candidates at various examination centers in defunct District Central, in solving the paper of Computer Science. The use of mobile phones, presence of outsiders, use of textbooks, other materials like micro Photostat of the books and handwritten notes was witnessed at various examination centers.
Superintends of the concerned examination centers said that they could not stop the external elements at all. "We have no support from the local police. Despite various phone calls and written application to the area police station and the BSEK, the law officials hardly come to visit the centers. This lack of law enforcers is a major reason that gives way to involvement of the external forces and unfair means during exams," the officials said. According to these superintendents, vigilance teams paid no visit throughout the day at their respective examination centers.Your Comments
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