First-year results: BISE receives 15,000 scrutiny applications

Students can submit requests for rechecking till October 25

Photo Abid Nawaz/Ammar Sheikh October 17, 2016
Students protest outside the press club, demanding rechecking of papers. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ

LAHORE: At least 3,200 applications for scrutiny of answer sheets were received by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Monday besides the 900 received online and over 14,000 filed earlier.

This was stated in a handout which further read most of the applications complained about low markings.

The BISE Lahore spokesperson told The Express Tribune that students could submit applications for rechecking until October 25 and they could also submit applications to the principals of their respective colleges. The board would inform students through an SMS.

When asked about the number of applications received and when the new results would be announced, he said the board had received thousands of applications and more were flowing in. No date could be given until all the applications have been received, he added.

More protests

A group of students again protested against the BISE outside the Lahore Press Club, demanding the process of rechecking be changed.

The students said the way rechecking was carried out was not satisfactory. They claimed the board officials only recounted the already given marks, while the students demanded the paper be checked again.

Students present at the BISE Lahore office were confused after it was announced that regular candidates submit their applications with the principals of their respective colleges.

A four-member team constituted by the Punjab chief minister started its inquiry on Monday to look into the complaints of students regarding the recently announced results.

An official of BISE Lahore confirmed thousands of students had submitted their applications to have their papers rechecked and that the committee also started its probe into the matter.

The team has been mandated to examine the marking system of BISE Lahore and would also scrutinise the examination papers.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2016.


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