Cheating continues unabated in BIEK annual exams

KARACHI:06May:A week after the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi’s (BIEK) annual examinations 2017 commenced, reports of papers being distributed before the allotted time, cheating at examination centres and cheating through Whatsapp groups are being circulated on various forums.

Taking notice of cheating in the annual examinations getting out of the board’s control, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah asked Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar to initiate an inquiry and direct officials to curb the menace.

The minister held a meeting with BIEK Chairperson Inam Ahmed, Colleges Director-General (DG) Nasir Ansar and Schools Karachi Director Dr Riaz Ahmed Siddiqui.

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Dahar directed the chairperson and DG to contain the ongoing cheating in examinations at all costs and take drastic measures to counter this menace that is destroying our future generations.

The minister expressed dissatisfaction over the cheating and directed the officers concerned to take immediate steps to eradicate cheating culture in examinations and not to allow anyone to bring mobile phones in the examinations centres.

He also asked them to compile a list of ‘sensitive’ centres so that more vigilance teams could be sent there to control the situation. Dahar also suggested forming more teams to monitor the situation and seeking the help of local police to handle miscreants at examination centres.Express Turbune.