group of youngsters staged a demonstration against the management of the
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Wednesday in front of
the Sindh Assembly, alleging that results issued by the Board were
The protesters initially gathered at the Karachi
Press Club to protest against the results of the Science Group Part-I
(Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering).
Later, the protesting
students attempted to stage a sit-in in front of the Sindh Assembly with
the intent of drawing the attention of provincial lawmakers. However,
law enforcement personnel did not allow them to stage the sit-in.
BIEK authorities are not cooperating with us and are not interested in
listening to us”, said one of the protesters. “On Saturday, December 3, a
group of students went to the Board office to lodge a protest against
the inaccurate results. Instead of listening to our problems, some of
the Board’s employees started beating us up. The chairman BIEK was not
present at his office and no other senior officer came out of their
offices to look into the matter,” he said.
The protesters asked
the BIEK chief to investigate the matter and take departmental action
against the people who were involved in beating the students.
also demanded that the Board announced error-free results. In reaction,
BIEK’s Controller of Examinations Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti said that
the students should focus on their studies and prepare for the annual
examinations instead of staging protests.
“The result is accurate
and authentic. The Board is ready to show the answer scripts to the
parents of the students who have reservations regarding their results,”
he told The News. “Although releasing answer scripts is against the
BIEK’s policy, the Board would provide answer scripts to the parents so
that they can see their children’s performance in the exams,” he said.
said the BIEK would not facilitate the people protesting on the
streets. “This approach might work in Punjab but it would not help the
students of Karachi. Those who solve their papers properly get good
He added that “the BIEK has recently introduced a new
question paper pattern, in which, multiple choice questions (MCQs) and
short question sections have a greater proportion than descriptive
questions.” He claimed students could achieve cent percent marks by
correctly solving the MCQs.
Courtesy : The News International