'HSC exam forms can be filed only on 18th'
Karachi, May 11: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has fixed May 18 as the final and only date for submission of examination forms for the Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part-I and Part-II (Humanities and Commerce) annual examinations-2010, which are commencing on June 1, simultaneously.
Announcing this at a news conference held here on Monday, BIEK Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai urged all the candidates who had not submitted their forms to avail themselves of this last opportunity to save their academic year.
He said that the board had taken a firm stand that no examination form would be accepted after May 18.
According to him, both the regular and private students of Class XI and XII, belonging to the Humanities and Commerce groups, could submit their examination forms at the BIEK offices on May 18 from 10am to 8pm.
The BIEK had already started issuing admit cards of regular candidates to the representatives of their respective colleges while the admit cards of private candidates were being dispatched to their addresses mentioned in their examination forms, he said.
If any candidate belonging to the Humanities group, including those who would be submitting their examination forms on May 18, did not get their admit cards by May 23, they might collect them on May 24 and May 25 and the commerce group candidates could get the cards on May 26 and May 27 from the board office.
Giving details of the forthcoming HSC (Humanities and Commerce) groups' annual examinations, Prof Zai said that though the exams for both the groups would begin on June 1 simultaneously, the Humanities group examinations would be held in the morning shift (from 9.30am to 12.30pm) while the Commerce group's exams would be held in the afternoon shift (from 2.30pm to 5.30pm).
The BIEK, with a view to conducting the exams in an orderly and transparent manner, had set up 60 vigilance teams for a total of 120 examination centres and, as such, each team comprising two senior college teachers would be required to visit only two centres on each day of the exams, he said.
In addition to the 60 vigilance teams, a super vigilance committee comprising the BIEK chairman, the director-general (Colleges) of Sindh, the director of inspection, the BIEK secretary, two deputy secretaries and one deputy controller of examinations had also been formed to carry out surprise visits to examination centres and take on-the-spot decisions relating to cheating, use of unfair means and impersonation cases, he added.Your Comments
New dates for HSC papers
Karachi: Two papers of the ongoing HSC annual examinations which were earlier scheduled for May 8 and May 15 but were postponed in the wake of an additional weekly holiday on Saturdays would now be held on May 19 and May 20, respectively.
Meanwhile, the BIEK super vigilance committee on Monday booked 22 candidates for using unfair means in the examinations. Dawn
BSEK mulling over new system
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BSEK) Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai has said that the Inter Board Chairmen Committee (IBCC) is contemplating display of seat numbers on the examination papers to end unfair means of the cheating mafia in examinations.
He said that the second phase of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) part-I & II annual examinations for the candidates of Arts and Commerce would start from June 1st, 2010, while the last date for submission of examination forms for the intermediate regular and private candidates of Arts and Commerce is May 18.
He was speaking at a press conference here at BSEK office on Monday. BSEK Secretary Haider Naveen, Controller Examinations Agha Mirza Akber and Deputy Secretary Imran Chishti were also present on the occasion.
Prof Zai said that the board administration was trying to eliminate copy culture from the city, while this year during the examinations the situation was remained under control. "To get control over the activities of the examination mafia the board did not setup any new examination centre for those candidates who submitted their examination forms at the eleventh hour.
This was the practice at the board to setup examination centre in the nick of time; examination mafia was used to take benefit from this practice.
A few days back, BSEK received nearly 8,500 examination forms on the last date but all the candidates were placed in the already setup examination centres across the city. However, May 18th is the last date for the submission of examination forms for candidates of Arts and Commerce, while new examination centre will not be setup so that the activities of the examination mafia could be discouraged," he said.
Admission cards to candidates of Arts faculty will be sent during May 24 to 25, while candidates of commerce faculty will receive their admission cards during May 26 to 27, he said and added that the intermediate examinations of Arts and Commerce will be held in two shifts.
added that candidates of Arts faculty will take exam in the first shift
(Morning), while papers of commerce will be taken during second shift
Talking about the examination papers, Prof Zai said that IBCC was estimating the cost that could be spent in the project to display seat numbers on the examination papers to an eye on the activities of the examination mafia. The nation
SPLA slams attack on invigilator
Hyderabad: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association has condemned attack on head invigilator Prof Umme Kulsoom Abbasi by a miscreant during intermediate examinations.
The leaders of the association who met here on Sunday under the central general secretary Himmat Ali Pitafi severely criticised police inaction and said that Ms Abbasi was attacked on May 4 and deprived of her mobile phone and cash but police did not take any action against the accused despite registration of an FIR.
The meeting demanded that the governor of Sindh, chief minister, home minister and senior police officers should order immediate arrest of the assailant. Dawn