HUNZA, June 2: Residents of Hunza have demanded action against an official of the education department for his ‘misconduct’ at an examination centre.
Aurangzeb, headmaster of FG Boys Middle School Shishkat, who has been deputed as superintendent at Gulmit Boys High School examination centre, has reportedly allowed entry of revenue department and police officials and other irrelevant persons into the centre, disturbing the students, a teacher, on condition of anonymity, informed Dawn.
According to teacher, when the students raised voice against this, Mr Aurangzeb threatened them of low marks or failure in papers and pressured them to sign a document, declaring him as innocent.
The teacher said, the superintendent has particularly singled out students of Al-Amyn Model School.
A female candidate at the examination centre blamed the superintendent for harassment and taking pictures of the female candidates with his mobile.
The community representatives of Gojal valley have also demanded transfer and removal of the superintendent for violating the local norms. They also demanded an investigation against the official for his misconduct.
They accused Aurangzeb of getting illegal benefits by using the influences of his father Karim Khan, a retired high official of the education department and some other interest groups within the department.
They said he had been illegally deputed as the superintendent examination thrice at the FG Boys High School Gulmit during the year.—Correspondent
Gulmit, June 2: An examiner named Aurangzeb, deputed by the Karakuram International University at Gulmit Boys High School examination center, has threatened students with low marks or failure in papers, in case they failed to sign a typed application, in his favor.
According to reports, in reaction to news items published in various regional newspapers and Pamir Times about the examiner’s lax in invigilation, amounting to misuse of official powers, the KIU authorities have probably demanded explanation from him. The examiner is now pressurizing the students to give him a clean chit, by signing a typed application. PT has verified the news from highly authentic sources.Let’s inform the readers that these are students of 9th and 10th classes.
This particular examiner had been inviting or allowing irrelevant officials of the Tehsil administration in the examination hall, which led to a scuffle in the village, leading to manhandling of a police official. Ironically, the same examiner has been deputed controller for 9th class , 10th Class examinations, controller for practical exams of both classes and, recently, controller for the exams of Allama Iqbal Open University. It seems that the board authorities have run short of human resources!
The students feel threatened because they are having their third and last practical examination, of Biology, after a couple of days. The students have contacted their respective schools and intimated them of the threats they have received from this government employee.
According to reports a resolution has also been drafted by the local community against Aurangzeb, signed by local political leaders, Numberdars and other notables, for submission to the Secretary of Education, Northern Areas.
The examiner has, reportedly, singled out students of Al – Amyn Model School, threatening them for ‘dire consequences for reporting the news to the media’.
The local community has expressed extreme displeasure over this state of affairs and have asked the KIU board authorities, Chief Executive Ghazanfar Ali Khan and Chief Secretary to take notice of the situation and to ensure that no injustice is done with the bright and hardworking students of the region. Further, they have demanded immediate action against the examiner, Aurangzeb.