The non issuance of admit cards to the matriculation students in Karachi has elicit an outcry amongst the students. Around 4000-4500 students of class IX and X, due to appear in the annual examinations starting from March 24, had not received their admit cards with examination dates looming on the horizon. To curb the situation Board of Secondary education Karachi had announced to issue admit cards despite public holiday to observe Pakistan Day yesterday.
Unfortunately still not all of the students are able to get their admit cards, therefore in a late night announcement matriculation examinations have been suspended for two days and rescheduled from March 27 in Karachi as reported by Jang. New dates of the suspended papers will be announced later.
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad has taken strict notice of the issue and has ordered the authorities concerned to look into the matter. Jang and Geo have updated their site with this news after 00:00 hrs when most of the students are having forty winks, especially when they have an exam next day. BSEK website has no update on the issue till I write this.
It has also been alleged that the debacle was not created on account of board official’s laxity but some of the educational institutions had sent examinations forms late due to which admit cards could not be prepared and delivered on time.
BSEK earlier had given three extra days to students to submit their forms along with late fees. As a result, around 4, 652 candidates submitted their examination forms between March 16 and March 18. The board had accommodated their requests and asked them to collect their admit cards from March 21. The courier company hired to dispatch the admit cards at students homes returned 1,000 undelivered admit cards to the Board Office because the candidates had mentioned incomplete postal addresses on their forms.
It is worth mentioning that the educational institutions are liable to provide admit cards to their regular students while the private candidates have to obtain it from the board office.