LAHORE: Chairman of Lahore’s Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Wednesday claimed that Information Technology (IT) Consultant Dr Majid Naeem’s doctorate degree was fake.
Chairman Lahore Board Dr Allah Bukhsh Malik told Express 24/7 that the Higher Education Department was conducting a secret inquiry on Dr Naeem’s doctorate degree.
He said the inquiry team is also investigating the authenticity of Dr Naeem’s school, college and university degrees and certificates.
Dr Majid headed the online software project for examination boards in Punjab. The substandard software that compiled thousands of wrong results.
The flawed system added to government’s losses, forcing the boards to recompile the results manually.
Meanwhile, Dr Naeem has rejected the allegations of having a fake degree, adding that he was willing to prove the authenticity of his certificates.
Lahore High Court issues notice to the Punjab Government
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted a petition against the online system in educational boards, and has issued notices to the Punjab government.
The petitioner’s counsel stated that the computerised system had failed and jeopardised the future of thousands of students.
He contested that the system should be discontinued until the flaws are removed.
During the case hearing, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the results were cancelled only after students protested and asked the provincial government why the errors were not rectified before the online system was implemented.
The court has sought replies from the Punjab government, educational boards and the secretary concerned on November 4.