CHAKWAL, Oct 2: Hundreds of 9th class students of the district are feeling worried about their academic future as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has suddenly thought of revising the results of their annual exams that it had announced earlier.
Guardians of some of them told Dawn that the students were being made an scapegoat for the malfunctioning online system that was behind the exercise. They considered the exercise “arbitrary and ambiguous”. It was the BISE that lacked competence, not the students, they said, asserting that the errors detected in the results were due to the untrained staff in BISE not compiling the online data properly.
That had left hundreds of students of the district high and dry. They are uncertain what awaits them in the wake of the revised result. The worst sufferers are the brilliant students who fear that they may lose what they have achieved in the result announced earlier.
It is also worth-mentioning here that the result is being announced randomly as some students are receiving revised marks sheets while the others are kept waiting by the examination body.
Many students who were failed are now being passed. This move is being done without any proper procedure. Moreover, the result which was earlier prepared on computer is now being prepared manually.
The board is re-declaring the result of some schools on the request of the concerned educational institutions while the result of hundreds of students is being re-announced without any request by the concerned schools. “I failed in three subjects, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Now with the revision of the result, I passed two subjects”, Ansa Jabeen, a student of a private school told Dawn.
“Many students of my institution have been passed due to the revision of the result”, says Qazi Abdul Rauf, the Deputy
Headmaster at Government Boys High School No 1, Chakwal.
On the other hand, the students of Government Girls High School No 1 could not be benefited by the new move of the BISE.
“We have submitted an application for rechecking of the results but none of our student has got any benefit from the revision”, Sahiba Rasool, the headmistress of the school said. She further said that the result declared earlier was controversial. “There are some brilliant students of our school who could never be failed. When result was announced we were shocked to find them among the failures”, she revealed. She also alleged that the answer sheets of many students had lost and their result was prepared on general estimation.
Anaitullah, the Headmaster of Government Boys High School No 1 Talagang had similar views about the result. “The students, who were being considered as position holders, were placed among the unsuccessful candidates and the dull students were happy for getting through the exam with laurels”, he maintained.
He further said that the result of his school students was not being revised. “The students belong to poor families and could not submit fee for the rechecking of their papers,” he said and added that they did not move any application for the re-checking of the papers.
Asmat Begum, the Headmistress at Government Girls High School Kallar Kahar said that some fail students of her school were passed in the revised result.
“The revised result is also not completely correct”, claims Fazul Rahman, the Headmaster of Government Boys High School, Choa Syedan Shah.
It is pertinent to mention here that the result of those students who clinched positions or top grades is not being revised.
When contacted, Spokesman for the BISE Arsalan Cheema confirmed that the results of hundreds of students were being revised. “We are doing this because students have not written the bar code on question papers rightly”, he claimed.Dawn.