Beware students! Authorities mean business this time!


A high level meeting was held at the Sindh Chief Minister (CM)’s House on Friday to discuss conducting the annual examinations of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Intermediate) in a smooth manner. With CM’s Principal Secretary Agha Jan Akhter in chair, the participants of the meeting considered measures being taken for holding the examinations in a befitting manner in the Sukkur and Larkana divisions. It was decided that students should be well prepared to take their exams, as all-out arrangements have been finalised to curb the menace of copying culture. Akhter said that all tactics in this regard would be strictly discouraged and any teacher, staff member or invigilator involved in helping the students via employing unfair means or impersonation would not be spared. The participants of the meeting were informed that according to the decision, at least 10 to 12 police constables would be deployed at each examination centre, while Section 144 would be fully implemented by all officials. It was decided that all boards would pay Rs 200 a day per constable as an additional allowance for feeding charges. The deputy commissioners and senior superintendents of police of the province would arrange joint briefing of invigilators, staff members and media personnel about measures being adopted for the annual examinations of Intermediate, while the commissioners of all divisions would monitor the entire process. It was also decided in the meeting that anyone found to be impersonating a student would be dealt with accordingly, and a First Information Report with criminal charges would also be registered against the impersonator. The impersonator would be arrested, while the student being impersonated would be disqualified from taking any exam for three years. The Karachi commissioner and all deputy inspectors general would hold a meeting on Saturday to finalise the arrangements of the examinations being held in Karachi Division.