Okara: Candidates and their parents have decried mismanagement in distribution of roll number slips for matriculation examinations and allotment of centres some 10-20km from their houses.
About 20,000 students of 120 boys and girls schools will appear in the examinations under the aegis of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, starting from March 5.
Talking to newsmen, the students said that they were astounded to see that their centres are 10-20km from their residences. The candidates said that it would be impossible for them to reach the centres in time. They said that they had been asked to reach their respective centres today (March 4) to undergo particular training for writing their roll numbers on answer sheets.
The BISE officials had issued instructions that if any student wrote a wrong roll number, he would be fined heavily, punished, or would have to bear both for his fault, they added. The candidates and parents have demanded Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the provincial education minister and the education secretary to make the procedure easier for them. When contacted, the school headmasters termed the mismanagement in the distribution of roll number slips and allotment of examination centres a computer fault.