Karachi Secondary Board planned to counter fake teachers’ organisations

Karachi:February 27:Officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) have planned to counter fake teachers’ organisations to cope with an increasing trend of cheating in the board examinations, The News learnt on Monday.

The members of vigilance teams and centre collect officers will be appointed on the basis of their experience, and if they have 15 years of teaching experience in government or private schools, they will be deployed on duty at the examination centers.

In this connection, the Education Reforms Welfare Association Sindh has sent a letter to BSEK Chairman Prof Dr Saeeduddin on Friday. The association says that some fake teachers’ originations have inducted their agents into the vigilance teams, who had openly facilitated the cheating mafia during examinations in the past.

The association’s president, Raja Muhammad Fayaz, told The News that fake teachers’ organisations were involved in facilitating the cheating mafia, and they arranged desired examination centres for small private schools where candidates from those schools could solve their question papers.

He further said that a number of organisations were neither registered nor recognised bodies of teachers, but they were taking part in the examination process, which raised a question mark over the process conducted under the BSEK. The association suggested that the board officials should eliminate such practices before announcing the future exams.

On the other hand, BSEK Chairman Prof Dr Saeeduddin said that every year the board conducted examinations in more than 400 exam centres across the city. “We deploy examiners in the centres from both government and private schools on their good reputation.” Dr Saeeduddin pointed out that some of teachers’ associations had issues with each other; therefore, they blamed each other for malpractices. However, he said, the board’s officials were committed to conducting transparent examinations.The news.