KARACHI – A group of over 35 students attacked an examination centre at the Government Degree College for Boys, Nazimabad, on the second day of the HSC annual examinations 2012, on Tuesday, leaving Prof Asim, Prof Mansoor and other senior proctors seriously wounded under the careless vigilance of law enforcers.
But unfortunately, the entire team of invigilators came under the attack of angry activists from the student wing of a leading political group just after the paper. The teachers could not parry the assault as the security personnel deputed on the college premises did not respond to the situation.
Sindh Lecturers’ and Professors’ Association (SPLA) chief Prof Rizvi said the teachers were arranging the answer-sheets when the hooligan students stormed the staff room. He warned that miscreants would not be allowed to sabotage peaceful academic environment of the college at any cost. He said that all college teachers would tie black bands to their shoulders while conducting examinations on Wednesday (today) to register their peaceful protest over the incident. Rivzi exhorted political leaders to keep their student wings under control for the sake of education promotion. “Activists of all student unions must know the value and dignity of a teacher.”
Since the first paper of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Part-I & II annual examinations 2012, various student unions have been actively backing the cheating mafia. The number of students caught while cheating and using unfair means is quite alarming.
On the first day of the HSC examination, phoney candidates were taking Islamic Studies paper in place of the real ones at the Government Adamjee Science College examination centre. The invigilating team on the first shift boycotted the paper for an hour and restarted after the removal of the fake students from the college premises, a source said. The paper had to start at 9:30am instead of 10:30am.
Nobly, the teachers did not allow cheating during the examination.
According to BIEK Controller Examination Imran Khan Chishti, the administration has prepared a list of sensitive colleges that need more security and more vigilance. As per a BIEK statement, as many as nine candidates were caught while cheating in the Islamic Studies paper alone. Nevertheless, the BIEK has formed special vigilance teams to monitor the examination process.
SPLA SLAMS TEACHERS’ MANHANDLING: Leaders of the SSPLA on Tuesday condemned the manhandling of the invigilators at the degree college in Nazimabad. In a joint statement, SPLA General Secretary Iftikhar Azmi and Prof Dr Arshad said that the manhandling of the teachers in the presence of the rangers and police was a point of concern for every teacher. They said the SPLA would not leave the college teachers at the mercy of miscreants; they would boycott papers if such an incident occurred again.
LOADSHEDDING HITS EXAM CENTRES: The BIEK’s request for not carrying out power load-shedding during the examination hours has been declined by the Karachi Electric Supply Company. The examination centres are being run without electricity during these scorching days, paralysing the students’ ability to concentrate on their papers.