BSEK Chairman Explains Matric Paper Leak Controversy

The Chairperson of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), Syed Sharaf Ali Shah, suspects foul play in the leaking of the Physics question paper of the Matriculation board examination on social media just minutes after the candidates had received it inside the examination centers.

Shah had appeared on the Geo News program Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath on Monday and claimed that he suspected the involvement of the Central Control Officers (CCOs) in the incident.


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The chairperson said it was the primary responsibility of the CCOs to distribute the examination question papers at the examination centers, and revealed that the delay in the distribution had been because of the CCO’s failure to arrive on time at the hub to collect the question papers. Subsequently, the board’s staff then had to deliver the papers to the centers.

Both the students and their parents had been irked by the late commencement of the examination.

Shah opined that the CCOs seemed to have been involved in the conspiracy, and added that they had been relieved of their duties.

“They will no longer be performing this duty. The CCO’s orders have been canceled. Now, the superintendents will collect papers from the hubs and deliver them to the exam centers,” he said.


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The Chairperson revealed that the board has also increased the number of hubs from 11 to 18 to ensure punctuality in the delivery of the papers from now onwards.

“The paper was leaked due to administrative irregularities, we will create a mechanism to prevent papers from leaking in the future,” he added.