- Central management officers have been alleged to ship papers at examination centres, says Matric board chairperson Syed Sharaf Ali Shah.
- Shah says CCOs by no means arrived therefore matric board workers delivered the papers, inflicting the delay.
- CCOs orders have been cancelled, superintendents will now ship papers.
KARACHI: The chairperson of the matric board suspects that the central management officers (CCOs) had a hand within the controversy surrounding the paper leak and delay within the supply of the questionnaire yesterday.
Talking to Geo Information anchor Shahzeb Khanzada on his programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath Monday, the Chairperson of the Board of Secondary Schooling Karachi (BSEK) Syed Sharaf Ali Shah mentioned it was the first duty of CCOs to distribute the papers to the examination centres.
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As college students ready to offer their Physics examination on Monday, an issue was created when the query paper was broadly shared on social media, minutes after the examination started at 9:30am.
“The CCOs did not arrive (at the hub) to collect exam papers,” mentioned the matric board chairperson. “The delay was caused when the board’s staff, due to the CCOs absence, delivered the papers to the examination centres,” he added.
Shah mentioned it appeared as if the CCOs have been concerned within the conspiracy, including that they are going to now not be performing this responsibility.
“The CCOs orders have been cancelled. Now, the superintendents will collect papers from the hubs and deliver them to the exam centres,” he added.
Shah mentioned the board has additionally elevated the variety of hubs from 11 to 18 to make sure well timed supply of the papers any longer.
“The paper was leaked due to administrative irregularities,” he mentioned. “We will create a mechanism to prevent papers from leaking in the future,” added the matric board chairperson.
Talking about dishonest practices, the board’s chairperson mentioned when Rangers personnel have been deployed over the previous couple of years at examination centres, the “copy culture” had diminished by a big margin.
“This time, the presence of the same teachers and the police at the examination centres has allowed the copy culture,” he added.
The paper leak controversy
In keeping with Geo Information, the questionnaire was additionally out there outdoors the examination centres after 4 minutes, exposing the lapses within the authorities’s administration and lax management.
There have been reviews that the paper began late at a number of examination centres in Karachi the place the scholars and their mother and father expressed resentment over the scenario.
Nonetheless, responding to the reviews, the board had introduced that college students will get the stipulated two hours to finish their paper the place the examination began late.
Matric board chairperson Shah mentioned a complete of 348,249 college students have registered for the ninth grade and matric exams within the science and basic teams.
Of the 438 examination centres, 185 have been arrange in authorities colleges and 253 in non-public colleges. 201 centres are for ladies and 237 for boys.