Matric examinations : Section 144 imposed at exam centres

Security has been ensured for students and teachers

Our Correspondent March 02, 2017
Security has been ensured for students and teachers. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE

LAHORE: The annual matriculation examination 2017 started on Wednesday amid strict security arrangements under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore. Examinations for five subjects were held on the first day.

According to the BISE Lahore, the annual examination was being held under strict security and Section 144 had been imposed in and around the examination centres. Around 806 centres had been established for the examination.

A total of five examinations were organised on the first day, which included Arabic, Business Studies, Clothing and Textile in the morning, while Health and Physical Education and Geography were held in the evening shift. Lahore BISE Chairman Prof Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam said that fool-proof security arrangements had been made for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. Security had been ensured for students and teachers, he said, adding any unauthorised people would not be allowed near the examination centres because of the imposition of Section 144.

On February 18, a meeting discussed the arrangements made for the annual matriculation examination 2017. The meeting was told that the exams would be held under the supervision of the police department and mobile vans would also take rounds of exam centres.

The meeting, chaired by Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani at the BISE Lahore office was attended by the chairmen of nine educational boards in Punjab, along with representatives of Higher Education Department (HED). Chairmen informed the minister about their boards’ arrangements.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2017.