Exams postponed in Punjab after paper leak
LAHORE, May 29(Daily Times): The Education Department on Monday postponed the ongoing
primary (Class-V) and upcoming middle standard (Class-VIII) examinations
following reports regarding the leakage of question papers in several districts
of the Punjab, special secretary (schools) Capt (r) Zahid Saeed said. He said the department had taken serious notice of the news of leakage of
question papers of Class-V examinations and had therefore postponed the exams.
He said an inquiry had also been ordered into the matter. He said primary
examinations were not a criterion for the promotion to the next grade. The
primary exams were started on May 25.
The teachers announced to boycott the
exams on account of their protest against the government over several issues.
They disrupted the exams in several parts of the province. According to the
department on the first day over 50,000 students out of 1.2 million were failed
to take their exams. He said the department had also postponed the class-VIII
examinations, which were scheduled for June 2. He said dates for the exams would
be notified soon. Class-V exams were scheduled to complete on Tuesday (today).
Exams of social sciences and Urdu were to be held today.
"Government must accept the teachers demand so that they pay their duties well.The teachers should be permanent so that perform their duties honestly."
Name: azhar ellahi
City, Country: Attock, Pakistan
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