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BSEK seeks support from LEAs to conduct transparent exams

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While finalizing arrangements for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2021, the Board of Secondary Education Karachi has set up set around 438 examination centers across the city.

The board officials have also requested the law enforcement agencies for enforcing section 144 on examination centers. For the convenience of male and female students, the list of centers has been released on the board’s website.The annual exams will start on July 5.

BSEK Chairman Syed Sharaf Ali Shah Asked has directed the invigilators and examiners to strictly enforce the Covid-019 SOPs during exam hours. “All instructions regarding SOPs should be displayed outside the examination centers,” he said, added “the Sindh government has already issued instructions to the center superintendent and center controlling officers to get vaccination”.

According to him, a break has been given in all the examination papers. A total of 348249 students would attempt the SSC Annual Exams 2021 for the Science and General Group. Around 438 examination centers including 185 at government schools and 253 at private schools have been set up this year.

Among the total examination centers, 201 centers have been set up for female students and 237 for male students. This year, 156512 candidates will participate in the ninth-grade science group while 154057 candidates will participate in the 10th grade.

Similarly, 37680 candidates are appearing in the general group examinations. Shah said that all the admit cards have been issued to the students. A reporting cell has been set up in the board office to monitor the examinations which will visit the examination centers and submit reports to the board office on a daily basis.

Likewise, special teams of the board will take steps regarding the report to prevent copy culture. On the request of the BSEK Chairman, the District Administration has issued letters to the law enforcement agencies to enforce section 144 on all the examination centers, under which external interference will be prohibited at these centers and work around them will be banned.

Photo state machines will be closed during the exam. “An efficient system has been set up for the delivery of examination papers and these papers will be delivered by the officers of the board to the hub centers from where the center control officers will deliver the papers to the respective centers”. All these officers will be present at the center.

The answer sheets filled by the students under their supervision examiners will be sealed and delivered to the board office. The BSEK Chairman said that the government was making a concerted effort to curb copy culture through the district administration and the board.

He warned the students not to bring mobile phones to exam centers else mobile phones will be confiscated. On the direction of the Sindh government, cooperation is being sought from all institutions for conducting transparent examinations. The Chairman informed that the board has made a written request to the K Electric administration not to carry out load shedding during the examinations so that the children can take the examinations in a good environment.

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