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Fight over Karachi principal’s reckless driving leads to exam postponement

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 10 months ago
Posted: Apr 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 10 months ago
Five hundred students staged a protest outside SM College


At least 500 inter students were left high and dry after they were stopped from taking their Urdu exam by the principal of the Sindh Muslim Government Arts and Commerce College on Tuesday.

The exam has been postponed now. The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sindh, has said that the new schedule for it will be announced soon.

The principal, Ghazala Arshad, didn’t let the students appear for the exam after she had a fight with the teachers from Sindh Madressatul Islam Model School for boys and girls.

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The teachers cornered Arshad following her reckless driving in the assembly ground in the morning. The principal drove past the assembly and hit some students. Three students were injured.

Both the college and the school share the same assembly ground.

The school teachers surrounded the principal’s car to confront her. Some even reached her office and misbehaved with her. The principal got angry and asked her staffers to close the college’s gate. She said that she will not let students appear for their exam.

The paper was scheduled to start at 9am. The students kept waiting but to no avail. They staged a protest outside the college gate too.

A student said that she can’t afford to not take the exam. “My future is at stake. I can’t wait for another year to take the paper,” she said.

The protest went on for three hours after which the students were told that their exam has been postponed.

The police are currently conducting an investigation into the case.

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