The Education Testing and Evaluation Authority’s (ETEA) medical and dental entrance tests for all colleges of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were successfully held at four different centres in the province. The venue selection, logistics and students’ registration were overseen by Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar.
A total of 21,767 candidates from all over the province took the exam, the results of which will be announced on Monday (today) and displayed on the KMU and ETEA websites. In addition, the results will also be communicated to the applicants individually via SMS through software developed by KMU.
At least 12,172 candidates appeared at the centre in Peshawar, 4,189 at Ayub Medical College in Abbottabad, 3,487 at Grassy Ground in Saidu Sharif, and 1,919 candidates at University Wensem College, DI Khan. Altogether, 12,362 male candidates and 9,405 female candidates appeared at the four centres.
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Islamabad has made the entrance test for medical and dental institutions mandatory for both public and private sectors.
KMU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements for the test while talking to the media on the occasion in Peshawar. After opening a test centre in Swat last year, Hafizullah said this year’s establishment of a centre at DI Khan provided an opportunity to many new candidates.
The VC expressed hope that with the expansion in centres and the introduction of online registrations, the reform process would continue in the future. Hafizullah added they would try their best to establish as many new test centres in the province as possible.
“I really congratulate the organisers,” said one of the candidates in Saidu Sharif, Ihtisham. “The selection of venue and conduct of invigilators was all very good.”
ETEA Administration Manager Riaz Akbar told The Express Tribune they always maintain 100% transparency in their tests. Akbar added one invigilator per 12 students was assigned for the test, which began at 9am and finished at noon.
A disciplinary committee, comprising of Saidu Medical College professors and other teachers, was also present at Grassy Ground during the test to resolve any issues that might have arisen, he informed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th,2014.