Due to prompt action of Ombudsman Punjab Javed Mahmood and relentless effort of Secretary Ombudsman Punjab Mumtaz Hussain Zahid, precious academic year of 29 female students of class IX, endangered by the Lahore Board and headmistress, was saved after Roll Number slips were issued just a day before Matric exams. The ombudsman Punjab ordered BISE Lahore chairman and DCO Sheikhupura to probe the matter separately and present a report.
According to details, 29 female students of 9th class from Govt. Girls High School, Kot Mahmood, Tehsil Sharaqpur, District Sheikhupura, appeared before Ombudsman Punjab Javed Mahmood, along with their parents with a joint complaint. It was voiced in the complaint that their admission forms, as regular students, on payment of dues of examination fee, were sent from Govt. Girls High School Kot Mahmood. They had not been issued roll number slips from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore as school administration managed to get their roll number slips blocked by the board. Students and parents said that their roll number slips should be issued so that they could be able to take the first paper of the annual examination due on next day.
Ombudsman Punjab directed Secretary Ombudsman Mumtaz Hussain Zahid to resolve the issue on urgent basis. After due process and appropriate action, roll number slips to all students were issued by the BISE, Lahore on the same day so the students could take the exam on next day as per date sheet.
Due to prompt action by the Ombudsman Punjab, student’s precious year, which was endangered, was saved. The ombudsman said not only their valuable time was wasted, but students and their parents also faced mental torture.