Lahore: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) management has requested the Postal Department to make special arrangements for the delivery of roll number slips to the private candidates appearing in secondary school certificate (Matric) examination scheduled for March 13, a BISE official said on Wednesday.
It may be mentioned that the two-week long pen-down strike of the Board employees had effected the in time delivery of the said roll number slips.
Sources in the BISE said that the strike prolonged due to non-cooperative attitude of the Higher Education Secretary towards the Board employees. They claimed that no talks were held with the strikers rather they were extended threats and detained by the Higher Education Department, which delayed the office work at the Board.
Sources in the Punjab Civil Secretariat were of the view that the protesters were mishandled by the Education Department which prompted resentment at highest level in the province. They further said that certain anonymous applications against the HE Secretary had also been received at the Punjab Chief Minister's Secretariat.
When contacted Board Chairman Muhammad Akram Kashmiri said that SSC Examination would be conducted as per schedule while the Postal Department had been requested to make special arrangements for the delivery of roll number slips to the private students. Slips of regular students would be sent to their schools in bulk, he added. He said that more than two lac students would appear in the examination and most of them would be on regular basis while others as private candidates.
The Chairman further said that IG Police had been requested to ensure security of the examination centres especially those located in sensitive areas and are 50 in number. He added that credibility of the invigilators was being checked through institution heads, EDO concerned and finally by the special branch.
A good number of monitoring teams would be deployed to check the transparency of the examination system, he concluded. The nation