Matric exams: paper leaked, cheating in exams
Matric exams: Islamiat paper leaked out in wee hours?
Karachi, Mar 25: The alleged leaking of the
matriculation examination paper of Islamiat has put a question mark on the
credibility of the Board of Secondary Education (BSEK). The board seems to have
failed in safeguarding the rights of hard working students. The Islamiat exam of
class X Science Group was leaked in the wee hours of Tuesday via a cell phone.
"The paper was apparently leaked by using the SMS service and was sent to
candidates who had paid a certain amount," sources in the BSEK revealed. A cell
phone message that was used for disseminate the questionnaire was obtained by
us and reads as follows:
'The Islamiat Paper For Class (X) Board
of Secondary Education Confirmed Paper B Surah Ehzab Ayat 22-24, Surah Mumtihina
Ayat 7-9 Hadees 4 and 19, Quran ka taruf, fazeelat taharat ki ahmiat, fawaid
ayat aur hadees ki nazar mein, sabr ki ahmiat aur shukar k fawaid, aili zindagi
ki ahmiat and aulad k huqooq (abhi yeh 75 percent confirm hai). Yeh paper apne
frndz ko frwrd krdo.'
A senior teacher at a government school, on the
condition of anonymity said that conditions like these mentally disturb
students. "There is no difference between a student who studies throughout the
year and one who spends a few thousand rupees to get the paper illegally," he
said while alleging that a very influential group with the BSEK officials is
involved in the assumed leaking of the papers.
When we contacted
BSEK Controller of Examination Prof Javed Iftikhar to get his version over the
alleged leaking of the paper, his cell phone was switched off. The calls to BSEK
Secretary Asif Pasha Siddiqi's phone were also unanswered.
continue in exam centres: Meanwhile, continued power breakdowns continued to irk
the candidates during the exams. Despite the efforts made by the BSEK officials,
Karachi Electric Supply Company failed to respond in a positive manner with
leaving the students at the receiving end. Daily Times
Class X exams begin late at some centres
Karachi: The Secondary Schools Certificate Part-II (Class X) science
group annual examinations-2009 began late at several centres on its first day
due to the late arrival of question papers from the Board of Secondary Education
Karachi on Tuesday.
BSEK officials admitted that the examination began
between five and 15 minutes late at several centres, but claimed that the
superintendents of such centres were directed to compensate candidates by giving
them extra time.
The sources said that some group leaders faced
difficulties in providing papers to invigilators in time at a few centres as it
was the first day of the exam, adding that there would be little inconvenience
on the following days.
The board officials said that over 470 exam
centres had been set up for around 106,000 science group candidates taking the
SSC Part-II exams. Dawn
BSEK fails to curb cheating in SSC exams
Karachi: Around 150 vigilance committees, formed by Board of Secondary
Education Karachi (BSEK), have been failed to get control over the huge practice
of using unfair means and corruption in the first paper of the Secondary School
Certificate (SSC) Part-II Annual Examinations 2009, Science Group, held here on
Around 63 students have been caught using unfair means in the
Paper-II of Islamiyat. Nearly all the examination centres have witnessed the
vast practice of using unfair means, corruption and loadshedding in the Paper-II
(Islamiyat), causing huge problems for the students in attempting papers,
according to complaints gathered by us.
As per Javaid Iftikhar,
Controller Examination, BSEK, 476 examination centres have been set up in the
City. One centre has been established in central jail, although around 150
vigilance committees had been formed to organise papers in a smooth and
To conduct papers peacefully, the board has sent letters
to IG Police, DIG Police, DG Rangers, TPOs and Town Nazims to get their
It is pertinent to mention here that all papers of matric
classes are scheduled to be held during morning timings from 9am till 12 noon,
while papers of 9th class will be held during 2pm to 5pm. According to sources,
a large number of cases of unfair means and corruption were found in examination
centres of Korangi, Orangi, Shah Faisal, Landhi, Lyari and New Karachi Town.
According to complaints, in some examination centres of the said towns,
there were reports of huge money involvement, as candidates have faced leniency
in such centres to adopt unfair means. On the other hand, the higher-ups of the
KESC did not chalk out any plan to exempt examination centres from loadshedding.
Nearly 286,000 students, who are enrolled for the SSC Part-I and II
examinations, are suffering from the loadshedding during the peak of their
examinations. The Nation
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Univesity of Karachi seminar on Impending water crisis
Karachi: Prof. Dr M. Abuzar Wajidi, Management and Administrative Sciences
Dean and Univesity of Karachi (KU) Evening Program Director, has said that
despite possessing the largest canal system, Pakistan continues to face an acute
water shortage problem.
He was speaking at a seminar titled 'Water
Crisis: A serious challenge today, a grave threat tomorrow' at the faculty on
the occasion of World Water Day.
Dr Wajidi further said that the
significance of the curtailment of water wastage and its preservation had been
highlighted by speakers at the Fifth World Water Forum held in Istanbul, Turkey
the other day. He reiterated the prevalent notion that future wars could base on
the issue of water resources.
KU Department of Economics Chairman Dr
Shafiqur Rehman pointed out that the coming years could be crucial for Pakistan
with reference to water crisis. He informed the audience that a survey in 2001
had revealed that 1.2 million acres of land have been devoured by the sea, while
350,000 acres have been eaten up by water ways. Similarly, the delta areas have
become arid, hence no longer supporting a habitat for the aquaria life. This has
badly affected the local population, particularly the fisherfolk community. He
suggested instant work on desalination of sea water, and introduction of two
separate water lines for drinking and other uses.
Dr. Khalid Iraqi,
Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration (DPA), urged the
government to take immediate steps for the construction of small and medium dams
wherever possible. He said that such steps should be taken in the best interests
of the nation, while the private sector should also make significant
contributions in financial terms for building of dams.
KU special exams
Karachi: Semester Examinations Section Advisor Dr Javed Zaki has announced that students who failed two papers and could not
complete their degree programmes are being allowed to take the Special
Examinations-2009 which will commence from April 4, 2009. The last date for
submission of examination form and fee duly attested by the concerned
Chairpersons is April 4. All outgoing and former students are directed by
Karachi University (KU) to submit the supplementary examinations forms-2008 up
to March 30, 2009 with a late fee of Rs500.
The City School organises drama, sports events
Karachi: The City School Gulshan A-Level branch recently organised a
"Drama Festival" at Rangoonwala Auditorium.
The function kicked off with
the name of Allah Almighty, national anthem and school anthem. The audience then
witnessed the first drama, an English play "Readings from an uncelebrated life"
which was written and directed by Moiz Arif. The cast included Yousuf Ahmed
Zaidi, Omair Younus Paracha, Moiz Arif, Hermain Kazmi and Saud Aidrus. The plot
of this drama was based upon "the conscience" played by Moiz Arif, which tells
the story of a person who eventually commits suicide after being pressurized by
evil in this world. This play was about relationships, struggle in life,
happiness, trust, and death itself. This drama was followed by poetry elocution
presented by Asna Anwar.
The spectators were then treated to the Urdu
drama Anarkali, which was adapted from the novel written by Imtiaz Ali Taj. The
stage was soon transformed into Shahi Darbar, with different backdrops giving a
spectacular look The participants were Chaudhry Salmaz Mazhar as Shehzada Salim
Yousuf Zaidi as Akhbar and Aleena Rizvi as Anarkali. Fatima Zehra and Omair
Younus Paracha played the roles of Dilaram and Darogha respectively.
the end Anum Tariq and Moiz Arif presented a beautiful poem "Eternal Love" which
was written by Anum Tariq herself.
The programme was concluded by the
principal of the institution Mrs. Talat Hassain and the President of the English
Literary Society Moiz Arif.
The City School North Nazimabad Branch organised 'Sports Fusion 09' recently at the UBL Sports
The programme kicked off with the oath taking ceremony and
declaration, which were later followed by a walk-past. After the welcome speech
given by the Head Girl, junior boys then displayed their beautiful performance
in P.E Display. Many interesting races were conducted for both boys and
An impeccable performance of junior girls in aerobics entertained
the audience a great deal. A three-legged race was also held among parents,
adding funfair to the event. The event was concluded by a 'Vote of Thanks' paid
by the Head Boy. The News
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Teachers condemn jirga at Sindh University
Hyderabad: The Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) has
condemned the holding of a jirga at the campus and said that in the presence of
university senate, syndicate, academic council and discipline committee, the
holding of a jirga speaks volumes about the mismanagement and helplessness of
the university administration.
SUTA secretary Professor Badar Soomro said
in a statement that seven days ago, the association had said that the university
administration had virtually ceased to exist and the holding of jirga was a
proof of this fact.
He said that although the university administration
spent a huge amount on police and Rangers to maintain law and order at the
campus, the university had reached at the verge of destruction.
said that the Sindh High Court had banned jirga but the biggest educational
institution of Sindh had succumbed to jirga system, which was defeat of
He said that the main reason of failure of university
administration was retired officials working on different posts who were
incapable of taking any decision. He said that the in-service professors and
officers should be given their due rights.
He appealed to the chief
justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, to take notice
of the prevailing situation to rid the educational institutes of retired
officials and order a judicial inquiry into the jirga.
VERSION: The university authorities have denied the holding of any jirga as
alleged by the SUTA.The university administration said in a statement that a
clash had taken place between students and some security guards of the
university on Feb 27, which led to protests, badly affecting educational
environment at the campus.
The statement said that the employees lodged
an FIR with the Jamshoro police station with the help of university
administration. The vice- chancellor and registrar held several meetings with
the employees and assured them of justice but they went ahead with protest
demonstrations, the statement said.
It said that talks were held between
the two parties in the presence of MPA Dr Sikandar Shoro but some university
employees refused to participate in the talks.
administration convened three meetings of discipline committee, issued notices
and recorded statements of the employees and the students, the statement
It said that on March 14, on the occasion of senate meeting, Sindh
Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, who is also the pro-vice chancellor of the
university, met with university employees, who had staged a sit-in outside the
administration building, and urged them to hold talks to resolve the
It said that in the light of the minister's advice, the parents of
the students approached the employees and their parents to solve the problem
The statement clarified that on March 22, the employees
and their parents and the students and their parents held talks and settled the
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