Students Cheating in Exams Established

A two-member committee, investigating the alleged use of unfair means by the daughter of an aide of the opposition leader Ch Nisar Ali Khan in a secondary school examination, has established that the answer sheet carries two different handwritings, it has been learned.
The committee was formed by the district administration to ascertain whether the daughter of Sheikh Mohammad Aslam, personal staff officer of Chaudhry Nisar, had committed cheating.

The committee, comprising two school headmasters Izharul Haq and Ayaz Satti, in its preliminary findings stated that the answer sheet of the student with Roll No 725587 contained two different handwritings, stated an official in the office of EDO on condition of anonymity.

Students Cheating in Exams Established

The report said the committee in this regard had sought the opinion of handwriting expert.

The daughter of the aide was allegedly caught cheating while taking English paper on March 7 at Government Boys High School, Arial Village near Contra.

The report said the committee had established that Ishtiaq Ahmed, deputy superintendent of examination, had made contact with Abdul Sattar Ramay, Controller Examination, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi, and informed about the incident.

While the controller in his written statement had denied receiving any call from the deputy superintendent.

The deputy superintendent was later suspended as he put cross on blank pages of the answer sheets which made it impossible for the candidate to solve her paper.

The inquiry team also held the superintendent of the examination Centre responsible for not making unfair means case against the student as her paper was allegedly being attempted by a female examiner.

About the presence of male deputy superintendent in the female side of the combine examination centre the committee said Ishtiaq was asked by the superintendent to distribute attendance sheets among the students during which he noticed an examiner attempting the paper for the female candidate.

When contacted EDO Education Qazi Zahoor Haq said the report had been sent to the DCO and confirmed the contents of the report.

The EDO said his office had written a letter to the BISE authorities to change the whole staff of the said examination center.

The education officer said proper departmental action would be taken against the teachers allegedly involved in the incident.

Tariq Nawaz

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