Dengue panic & BISE Lahore
Dengue panic overshadows BISE debacle
Lahore, Sep 19: The Punjab government, which is fully focused these days on dengue virus to combat the epidemic caused by it, seems oblivious to what is happening on the educational front.
Thousands of students have been suffering from the sheer negligence of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore s officials in preparing result of intermediate annual examination 2011 as either their result is delayed or there are glaring errors in the result.
The BISE had announced the result on September 10. But still, there are hundreds of students who have yet to know their result while a large number of students have also been visiting the board s office on a daily basis to their results corrected in a bid to be able to secure admission to next classes.
The situation has become terrible for students and their parents as the deadline for admission to next classes at many educational institutions is approaching fast. The situation is also alarming as most of the students have yet to receive result cards. Since they have only viewed their result on the BISE website, there is strong possibility of discrepancy in marks available online and those mentioned on the result card.
The Punjab government has now announced that no student would be deprived of admission to next class owing to the delay in his/her result. However, one wonders that why the government is reluctant to unearth the real story behind the chaos and punish those who are responsible for the situation.
A large number of students visited the board office even on Sunday but were surprised to know there was no official to help them out. They questioned how the government would ensure swift delivery of result to them in such a disappointing situation.
Sources in the BISE Lahore claim that result of a large number of students is late while many others have glaring errors in their result cards. The magnitude of errors in result is evident from the fact that the BISE authorities had to revise the list of the toppers in Humanities Group (Among Girls) the very next day after announcement of result when result of a candidate was rectified who eventually clinched first position in this group.
Similarly, another example of blatant error by the BISE authorities in the results is award of 52 marks to a candidate in the subject of Pakistan Studies out of total 50 marks.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, the Punjab government had to face severe criticism at the time of submission of online admission forms by the candidates for intermediate and matriculation annual examination 2011. Now when the result of intermediate is out, the government is, once again, facing criticism for its newly introduced online system as it had caused great trouble to the students and their parents.
The academic circles suggest that the government should review its decision of introduction of online system of registration and preparation of result, etc as the system had created problems for students instead of facilitating them. They believe that if the boards cannot deliver online they must revert to the manual system as transparency and authenticity are more important than digital stride.