In order to prevent more mismanagement at the annual Matriculation examinations, the government of Sindh has imposed Section 144 outside the provincial examination centers to prevent more leaks and violations.
Under the newly imposed restrictions, the examination centers are now ‘restricted areas’, and only those with admit cards and the duty staff may enter them. Additionally, the use of mobile phones by the staff during the examinations has been banned.
This was decided after the Class 9 examination question paper was leaked on Thursday despite all the preventive measures by the provincial government. This was the third day of leaks in the province after the Class 10’s Physics and Mathematics question papers were leaked on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Reportedly, mobile phones are being used freely by the candidates and the visitors within the examination centers, and the Biology question paper was also leaked and shared on several messaging apps in Larkana.
The provincial government had summoned the Controller Examination of the BSEK after taking into account the open cheating and mismanagement at the examination centers in Karachi. The Controller had met the provincial Chief Minister’s Adviser, Nisar Khuhro, and assured him of adherence to corrective measures after the mismanagement and chaos during the annual Matriculation Examinations 2021.
However, this had been a futile meeting as the Class 9 Mathematics question paper had been circulated on social media 30 minutes before the examination.