Matric Exams: BSEK is seeking the imposition of Section 144 around exam centres

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An undated image of students appearing for exams.  — PPI
An undated image of students appearing for exams. — PPI

KARACHI: In an effort to discourage the use of unfair means, Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) Chairman Syed Sharaf Ali Shah on Friday urged relevant authorities to enforce Section 144 of the Penal Code around the exam centers in the middle of the entrance exams.

The annual exam 20223 for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) parts I and II is scheduled for May 8.

Speaking at a press conference, Shah said that the board has been asked to outsource the paperwork, but it is not possible for the body to do so.

He claimed that the board had requested K-Electric to provide uninterrupted power to the metropolis during the exams.

The BSEK president said that the beta group exams will be held in the morning. while the general exams are held in the evening.

The BSEK president insisted that more than 0.39 million candidates will appear in the exams this year.

He said that 524 exam centers have been set up to facilitate the candidates. He gave details and said that out of a total of 245 centers have been set up for the female candidates.

He said 97 vigilance teams have been formed to monitor and visit the centers during investigations and provide transparency.

Sha claimed that 19 hubs have been formed in different areas where the exam papers are transported to the centers in the city.

As many as 79 inmates will also appear in the investigation from prison, he added.

Here is the full schedule of the entrance exams:

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