Uncertainty after controller of exams resigns
Karachi, May 29(The News): The smooth execution of the HSC Annual Examination-2007, commencing from Tuesday
(today), seems to be an uphill task owing to the uncertainty over the incumbency
of the Controller of Examinations of the board concerned after resignation of
the incumbent controller of examinations.
In the backdrop of the May 12
mayhem, extraordinary security measures and arrangements would be needed for
conducting the intermediate annual examinations in a peaceful and conducive
Utter confusion and uncertainty prevails in the examination
section of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), as the Controller
of Examinations Prof Dr Syed Aziz had tendered his resignation to the
controlling authority, the Sindh Governor apparently due to his personal
However, a highly reliable source disclosed that serious
differences between the chairman of the BIEK and the Controller of Examinations
led the latter to tender resignation. Though the resignation was yet to be
accepted but Dr Aziz said that Saturday (the day of resignation) was
his last working day and till that day he duly discharged his duties and from
Monday he would no more be the Controller of Examinations and declared himself
He said that he had completed all the necessary
arrangements for the examination and was waiting for handing over the charge to
the authorities concerned. On Monday too, he waited for handing over the charge
the quarter concerned but could not the same and left the office in the
He said that he has given a proposal to the board authorities
for handing over the charge to the Deputy Controller of Examination Syed
Mohammed Ali. However, the source in BIEK said that as no notification was
issued yet and Dr Aziz still holds the controller's portfolio.
scribe contacted the officials in the BIEK, they said that the Deputy Controller
of Examinations would officiate the charge to avoid any disturbances. The source
said the pre-examination process was completed, the main hurdle was the outside
mafia that had to be deal by the controller would go out of control.
controller of examinations of the board and other officials usually liaison with
the city administration to ensure proper safety and security arrangements and
provision of other facilities for smooth and unhindered conducting of the exams,
but under the prevailing circumstances it would be an uphill task for the board
authorities to properly coordinate with the local administration to diligently
dispose their activities.
The outside lobbies especially the politically
motivated students' groups have always been involved in promoting the culture of
resorting to the use of unfair means among their 'favourite' candidates during
the exams. The government-run colleges which are largely used for setting up
centres have been publicly known as the breeding grounds for non-bona-fide
activities of various students groups.
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