Lahore: The issue of roll number slips continued dominating the ongoing matriculation annual examination 2011 on Monday as dozens of candidates, who could not get their roll number slips, had to sit in the evening session of the exam.
Authorities of the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore passed special instructions to the examination staff in all the exam centres to allow a candidate of morning session to sit in the evening session if he/she had got the roll number slip on Monday morning.The compulsory paper of English was held on Monday in which thousands of candidates appeared unlike the first day when papers of minor subjects were held.
It is pertinent to mention here that owing to the new online system of registration for the exam, thousands of candidates from all the eight BISEs of the province faced great trouble in getting their roll number slips. The annual exam started on March 5, 2011 (Saturday) while many of the students who could not get their roll number slips received the same by Sunday and even on Monday morning.
The new system has received strong criticism by the stakeholders, especially the students, not only because of delay in issuance of roll number slips but also because of the blatant errors, adding to the miseries of the candidates.
A BISE official said instructions were passed so that no candidate should miss his/her exam, claiming not a single candidate was now left without a roll number slip. Meanwhile, the BISE Lahore authorities claimed that the paper of subject of English was held successfully under strict vigilance of the supervisory staff at 624 centres in all the five districts falling under the jurisdiction of BISE Lahore for matriculation exam.
According to a press release by BISE Lahore, the superintendent of a centre established at the Government Degree College, Sharaqpur, Sheikhupura, informed the BISE Lahore's authorities that during the morning session of the exam, some elements, other than students, had tried to disrupt the examination. Consequently, the police concerned was asked to make arrangements to deal with any untoward incident. The press release further read that police authorities were already informed that the centre had been declared "Hard" and they must deploy sufficient police force for warding off miscreants.