Balochistan: Students protest against ‘unprecedented level’ of cheating during exams

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 09:34 am

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QUETTA: The students of Bolan Medical College (BMC) have been protesting for past five days against the mismanagement and embezzlement in the entry test results.

The students have set up a sit-in protest in front of Quetta Press Club to express their anger against the Higher Education Commission (HEC) which has conducted the entry test for Bolan University of Health and Science.

The candidates who took the test blame the HEC of favouritism against merit due which, the students say, hardworking students are deprived of their rightful place in the university they deserve.

‘The merit has always been violated in Balochistan. There is only one medical college in Balochistan which is tantamount to brutality against students. We will not allow any more nepotism and favouritism,’ said Malik Jagangir Kakar.

Earlier the Protesting students claimed that sitting for a large number of candidates was arranged in the auditorium of Balochistan University and that created issues of mismanagement.

Saba Khan Sherani said, ‘There was open cheating and mobile phones were allowed during the test which equals to usurping the rights of those students who burned the midnight oil and studied hard to prepare for the test.’

Students also claimed that some invigilators allowed their favourite students to cheat. Which means due to this unprecedented level of cheating the seats of hardworking students will be given to those who do not deserve it.

Students demanded to cancel the controversial test conducted by HEC and asked the government to cancel this test and conduct a new test.

Meanwhile, the candidates also submitted a petition at Balochistan High Court against the mismanagement and cheating during entry tests and request the court of an urgent hearing.

The High Court of Balochistan has accepted their application and given them a hearing date on 12 of February.

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