More than 1,00 students in Rawalpindi continue to wait for their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 2011 examination results.
The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) had announced the result of the SSC examination on August 2. However, result of around 1,200 students was not declared at that time due to an “online fault”.
The students, mostly hailing from middle-class families of Rawalpindi division, say if the result is not announced immediately they could lose a whole academic year.
The government colleges have already announced August 16 to be the last date for submission of admissions for intermediate.
“We cannot afford expensive private colleges and the date for government colleges is running out,” said, Ali a student.
A number of students and their parents said that they had been visiting the RBISE office for the last many days but these meetings did not bear any fruit. They appealed to the government to take notice of the delay.
The board administration, too, has announced September 24 as the date for the start of Matric supplementary exams and last date for submission of admission forms is August 22.
All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Divisional President Ibrar Ahmed Khan in a statement urged the board management issue result cards within shortest possible time.
He also demanded that the last date for submission of admission forms for Matric supplementary exams be extended.
We have been marked absent in the exams we have actually given due to a fault in the online system, said a student, Wasif.
“The authorities should take notice of the situation so that our money and time can be saved,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2011.