Peshawar May 31 2011 While the BA/BSc examinations will start today (Tuesday), hundreds of students from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa thronged the offices of the controller of examinations in Peshawar on Monday to get their roll number slips, but many returned empty-handed.
“I have been visiting the university from the past three days to get my roll number slip, but without any success,” said Kashif Ali, a Charsadda-based teacher. Standing in the office of the controller at the University of Peshawar, Mr Ali said that he had deposited Rs5,500 to take the BA Part-II examination as a private candidate and mentioned all his particulars in the examination form, but even then the university officials did not send him the roll number.
Scores of students interviewed by this correspondent said that they had been visiting the controller’s offices, but the officials there had been using delaying tactics in issuance of the roll number slips.
“I got my roll number slip three days ago, but the problem is that someone else’s picture is affixed on it. I am visiting the office for correction for the past two days, but nobody seemed ready to solve the problem,” said Jawad Khan from Peshawar’s Hayatabad area.
Deputy controller of Examinations Bacha Munir told this correspondent that the students themselves were responsible for the mess. “Majority of these students had not attached their migration certificates with the admission forms due to which we have
withheld their roll numbers,” he said.
Mr Munir said that some students of other districts wanted their examination in Peshawar, which could not be allowed as per rules. He said that every student was to appear in the exams at a centre in his home district, mentioned in his domicile.
“We have also objections over the information given by some candidates in their forms, which are now being corrected at the eleventh hour,” he added.
However, one candidate said that he was a resident of Peshawar, but allotted examination hall in Charsadda. Other students like Jan Akbar who lives in Canal Town just at a stone’s throw from the university, are also yet to receive their roll number slips. “The examination staff told me that they have sent the roll number slip on my home address. I checked with the post office but to no avail,” he said. Mr Akbar said that after two days struggle he received a duplicate roll number slip.
Hundreds of students braved the scorching sun and waited for the whole day on Monday, but only a few of them succeeded to get roll number slips. However, several complained to have got the slips with different name or picture.
The students have demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to intervene and ask the examination staff to facilitate the candidates at the earliest.
As many as 56,000 students will appear in the BA/B.Sc. examinations this year for which 113 centres have been established in Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera, Kohat, Swat, Abbottabad and Haripur. Dawn