BISE Rawalpindi back to square one, online system failed
Rawalpindi, The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has to go back to square one as online system has failed to deliver. Now the board has prepared the printed roll number slips for both the regular and private candidates appearing in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination starting on March 5.

The administration of the examination board made arrangements to prepare the printed roll number slips as the parents and the students complained that downloading process for the documents was very slow and the online roll number slip had many errors.

“We have dispatched the roll number slips to the schools for the regular candidates and to the examination centers for the private candidates in all the 19 tehsils of the four districts of Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jehlum”, BISE spokesman Muhammad Arsalan Cheema said.

According to a handout, the board has also set up helpline counters at its offices in Rawalpindi and the candidates who have not received their roll numbers can inquire about their status from the counters which will remain opened 24 hours.

The board has to take these measures on urgent basis after the parents and the candidates complained about errors in the roll number slips downloaded from the Internet. It is pertinent to mention here that all the nine examination bodies in the Punjab adopted online registration system first time.

An official of the BISE on the condition of anonymity said that the management had to put in extraordinary efforts to make sure the necessary document should reach the candidates before the start of the examination as online system failed to deliver fully.

He said that the BISE officials had to work day and night for one week to prepare the roll number slips for thousand of candidates as the project director in Lahore informed the board to prepare the document itself in one month before the start of the examination.

The BISE spokesman in response to a question whether the SSC annual examination would start on the due date said that all-out efforts were being made to provide the roll number slips to the candidates at the examination centers.

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