KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has barred National Testing Service (NTS) from conducting pre-admission tests in the wake of recent leak of test papers, Samaa reported Thursday.
According to our correspondent, the court issued these directives from while hearing a case pertaining to investigations into a leaked paper of entry test conducted by the NTS last month.
SHC judge Justice Munib Akhtar expressed his anger over authorities of Sindh Health Ministry for to not timely completing the investigation.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had constituted a committee to probe into the issue of leak, which triggered protest by affected students in various cities of Sindh.
When asked about findings of the probe, the court was told by Secretary Health that a fresh test will be conducted for medical universities of Sindh.
In the aftermath of the paper leak, Sindh government has decided to hold pre-admission tests for all government universities and colleges under the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
According to a notification, those appeared in the October 22 test will not be charged any extra fee for a new entry test for admission in medical colleges.
About 21,000 students from across the province are estimated to give the test prepared by Dow University of Health Sciences. – Samaa