Board result fiasco: IT consultant fired on CM Punjab's orders

Dr Naeem fired from duties in wake of errors in the interm­ediate result­s.

Express October 24, 2011

LAHORE: The Information Technology (IT) consultant for Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has been fired from his duties in the aftermath of the large number of errors in the intermediate results, Express 24/7 reported Monday.

The decision has been taken on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

(Read: Students on streets: Charged protests lead to cancellation of inter results)

The government had appointed Dr Majid Naeem last year for the installation of online system in all eight boards of Punjab.

According to sources, the Lahore Board administration has banned Dr Naeem from entering the office.

(Read: Examining the system: Still in search of proper results)

Dr Umar Saif has been appointed as the new IT consultant.

Earlier, the students alleged the new online system as the culprit behind discrepancies in their results.

While the provincial education minister admitted to flaws in the online system, he vowed to continue with it.


You Said It | 9 years ago | Reply

We should outsource the development and installation of the online system to Indian IT companies -- at least it will work then.

Tahawar | 9 years ago | Reply

This could have been the case of Garbage in Garbage Out, Some one should investigate, if the data was entered correclty. The results produced by a computer is what was entered in it. There are always some vultures in an organization who would do their best to fail the system. Knowing the level of corruption in BSIET and all the education boards in Pakistan, there are vested interests who cannot make same money anymore that they used to make by altering exam results and getting bribes, they will do whatever possible to malign the IT department, This should be investigated from both angles.

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