SU postpones LLB exams to punish students for cheating

HYDERABAD:21May:Penalising the Bachelors of Law [LLB] students for alleged rampant cheating and impersonation in the annual examinations, Sindh University [SU] postponed the exams on Saturday.

Some 6,377 candidates in eight examination centres of seven affiliated colleges in Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Dadu and Matiari districts were appearing in the papers, which started on May 12.

The action, which is said to be unprecedented, entailed protests by the candidates who gathered outside Hyderabad Press Club to vent their outrage. The Sindh High Court Bar Association [SHCBA], Hyderabad, also condemned the move, asking SU to continue the exams as per the schedule.

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“The ongoing LLB annual examinations in all [the] affiliated colleges of Sindh University have been postponed after evidences of impersonation and complaints of copy cases,” SU Public Relations Officer Nadir Mugheri said in a statement.

Mugheri referred to Exams Controller Ghulam Murtaza Siyal who received ‘a lot of complaints of increasing cheating trends’. As many as 460 cheating cases and 18 of impersonation were reported in the eight centres, according to a list shared by Mugheri.

The highest number of candidates caught violating the code of exams was at Government Nazareth Girls College, Hyderabad, centre with some 161 cases of copying and eight of fake candidates. Another 136 candidates were booked in NA Model School [Old Campus], Hyderabad, and 77 at Government SS Arts and Commerce College, Hyderabad.The news.