Exams put off after teachers protest in Attock
ATTOCK, May 30(Dawn): The annual primary and middle standard examinations were
postponed for indefinite period in the Attock district on Tuesday in view of the
situation emerging from the teachers' boycott of invigilation duties to press
for their demands.
The primary standard examinations started on May 25
and since then six papers had been conducted. As many as 28,000 candidates are
taking the primary level examinations at 144 centres set up in the
But like other parts of the province, disturbance was being
experienced at the examination centres throughout the district.
first day, exams did not take place at some 20 centres while at other centres
the situation remained tense with reports of scuffles and minor
Sources told this reporter that around 15 per cent primary
school students could not sit the examinations.
Ultimately, two exams -
Geography and Urdu - were postponed on Tuesday on the directives of the Punjab
education department. The candidates were sent back by the authorities to their
Such as, the middle standard examinations scheduled to begin on
June 2 had also been postponed for indefinite period.
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