Lahore, July 26: Several officials from the computer department of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), engaged in preparing the upcoming Intermediate result, condemned the BISE chairman for not replacing some corrupt officials of the department who are said to be involved in tampering the results with the help of some BISE personnel, learnt on Saturday.
BISE officials said that the corruption of these officials was fully exposed through the mistakes in last year's result. "BISE Chairman Akram Kashmiri is supporting these corrupt officials", they said, adding that the chairman wrongfully placed the entire blame on computer programming for the mistakes in last year's results, just to save his own skin.
BISE officials said they had been constantly protesting against the computer programmer involved in corruption, and the BISE chairman, acceding to their demands, had promised to replace the programmer, however, he was now hesitating to do so as per instructions of the corrupt higher officials.
The officials said that other higher officers in case of an inquiry, cover the corrupt staff at lower levels, and corruption thus spreads within the institution's Intermediate Branch.
They said that large-scale tampering could be done with the Intermediate results this year because no action had been taken against corrupt staff, and sadly, the future of 265,000 students was at stake. According to the BISE officials, corruption in examinations was also exposed in the recent matriculation and Intermediate examinations and many senior BISE officials were accused of appointing fake examiners and supervisors at the examination centers. BISE Public Relations Officer Qaiser Virk said that they could not replace the computer programmer without a proper inquiry, as he is a government employee. Daily times