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BISE chief admits matric papers leak
Bahawalpur, May 19, 2008: Irregularities and lapses in maintaining secrecy of
question papers have been reported in the annual matriculation examinations,
This was admitted by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education,
Bahawalpur, chairperson Begum Bilqees Akram at a press conference
Though she evaded most of the questions on reported question paper
leaks, she confirmed a Dawn report that a BISE employee, Hafiz Irfan, was sacked
for his involvement in the scandal.
The BISE chairperson replied in the
negative when asked whether Irfan's case was handed over to the police for
She said that Irfan was working on a contract in
the secrecy branch under the supervision of Shabbir Lodhi, an officer
confidential press (OCP).
Meanwhile, a pamphlet on behalf of the
teachers' union, Bahawalpur, and professors' union, Punjab, circulated here
alleged malpractices in the board and sought action against corrupt
The pamphlet demanded handing over of Hafiz Irfan Shaheen to
police and holding of an impartial inquiry into the allegations. Dawn
"the culprits should be handed over to the police.and should be punished. a high level inquiry should be made so that in future such things should be stoped."
City, Country: bwp, Pakistan
"papers should not be leak.Because papers show difference between a good and dull student."
City, Country: bahawalnagar, Pakistan
"I NEED MATRIC DATE SHEET."
City, Country: Pakistan
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British educational boards' conference from June 16 to June 20
Lahore: The British educational boards
are to organise a conference to update students, parents, teachers and
institutes regarding changes to curriculum programmes. The conference will be
held between June 16 - 20.
Edexcel International Development Manager
David Davis will hold meetings with the principals of all invited schools
including Aitchison College, the City School System, Lahore Grammar School
(LGS), Beaconhouse School System and Bloomfield Hall School. He will discuss the
features of the newly introduced International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) and the updated A-Level courses, which will be taught from the
next term, with foreign and local experts.
"The conference is aimed to
update and make people aware of changes in the British education system and its
impact on their international stakeholders. The British education policy makers
also want them to participate in the debate about how to make it cutting edge as
well as flexible for the students," Edexcel International's representative in
Pakistan Suhail Zafar said.
He added that IGCSE was designed
keeping in mind the needs of international students, especially those whose
first language is not English. The course would be innovative and would involve
more use of information technology, he said. "We believe that new IGCSE will be
replacing O-Level, as it is placed in a localized context, which would make it
easier for institutions with less expertise to conduct, compared to O-Level,"
Zafar added. He said that experts would hold one-to-one meetings, give
presentations and deliver lectures to teachers and students during the event. He
added that British educators would also discuss the changes in the A-Level
examination system. "The British officials would also take suggestion from all
participants and listen to their problems regarding the British education system
so that they would fix them in future," he explained. He said that this
conference would focus on the 'partially neglected stakeholders,'
The conference would take place from June 16 - 17 in Karachi,
June 18 in Islamabad and from June 19 - 20 in Lahore. The venues will be
announced at a later date. Daily Times
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