Board of Education Karachi announce Matric General Group result likely today
Karachi:The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is likely to announce the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II (Matriculation) General Group (both Regular and Private) candidates on Monday (today).
Interestingly, the BSEK has not arranged any ceremony to honour position-holders, while high officials of the board seem to be deliberately avoiding the question-answer session which used to be a part of result announcement process.
This is the second time in a row that the board is not holding this ceremony and the main reason behind avoiding the event appears to be corruption during the examinations held in March-April 2009 in which several high-level officials were allegedly involved.
Sources said that some high officials of the board had allegedly supported the �cheating-mafia� by allocating them desired examination centres in order to facilitate special students who had paid a heavy amount for such services.
The News had unearthed several such examinations centres in Saudabad, Port Qasim, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Gulshan-e-Iqbal, which were offering special examination rooms to the candidates who had paid huge money for the purpose.
Some board officials were also blamed for selling �top-rank� positions to certain private schools, coaching centres or in some cases even individuals for some obvious reasons, the sources said. Sources further alleged that the BSEK officials had also committed departmental irregularities during the annual examinations last year.
The result of a school in Sahabdad Goth, Malir, was withheld under the same (cheating) charges and the former BSEK controller Javed Iftikhar blacklisted the school and banned it from conducting any exams in the future.
However, no major changes were seen during the annual examination 2009, as the �cheating-mafia� managed to continue its business in connivance with some officials, sources alleged.
During this year�s exams, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan took serious notice of the matter and cancelled the contract of BSEK Secretary Asif Pasha Siddiqui, Examination Controller Javed Iftikhar and Deputy Controller Bizad Ullah Khan with immediate effect. The governor had also ordered an enquiry against eight other employees of the board.