Concern shown over cheating in Matriculation exams

Karachi: Former Member, Board of Secondary Education Karachi, Yahya Khan, on Monday showed his serious concern over massive cheating in ongoing Matriculation examination across Sindh.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. Prof Abu Aamir Azmi, Prof Syed Mazhar Hussain, Shakir Shakoor and Iqbal Saleem Sheerazi were also present on the occasion.

Yahya said open cheating, improper security arrangements and interference of outsiders during examinations of all boards of Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas in Sindh was the matter of grave concern.

He further said number of students rises every years in the examinations but boards had decreased the examination centers in order to save budgets, which was not good. He informed that around 258 examination centers had been set up last year in Karachi but current year, only 223 centers were established here.

He said some examination centers were also set up in different areas of Karachi without any announcement for favorite students. He said massive unfair means in Sindh had raised the question marks on the tall claims made by of board administrations of holding fair exams. He alleged the board administrations are responsible of poor strategy made for matriculation papers.

He demanded of the government to give importance to education sector, stops political interference, promote merit, act on recommendation of vigilance teams reports and run examination systems through competent and honest officers.

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