Students in Sindh should start preparing as their Matriculation examinations are not getting delayed for the third time.
The government has said that the examinations will be held from April 1 onward.
Preparations for Matric exams have been completed in Hyderabad. Students have been issued their slips and vigilance teams have been formed. The education board has announced that it will be taking strict action against cheaters.
Board of Secondary Education Karachi Chairperson Dr Saeeduddin said that there has been no change in the schedule. The venue and the timings of all exams will remain the same, he told SAMAA TV.
“The exams have been delayed twice. They were first scheduled for March 20 and then March 25.”
The exams were earlier scheduled for March 20 but were postponed due to Holi till March 23. They were postponed for the second time because of protests by teachers.
The protest entered its second day on Friday. The teachers said on Thursday that they will not individuate the exam papers till their demands are met. They have been asking for regularisation of their employment and a change in their timings.
Three members of the teachers’ association are holding a meeting with Sindh Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah. The teachers say that they won’t back down till their demands are met.
Government officials said, however, that they won’t be blackmailed and the exams will continue as per schedule.
On Friday, some teachers showed up to the protest wearing flower garlands. “We want to show that we believe in peace,” a teacher explained.
Another protester said that they are going on a hunger strike. “We are the people of the PPP. The government should listen to the demands of our teachers,” he said.