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SSC exam gets underway in KP

By Bureau report
April 19, 2024
Students attempting the Matriculation (Matric) paper at Government High School No. 2 as the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on April 19, 2024. — APP
Students attempting the Matriculation (Matric) paper at Government High School No. 2 as the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on April 19, 2024. — APP

PESHAWAR: As many as 893,000 students appeared in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) annual examination which started across KP on Thursday.

According to the Education Department, 471,000 boy students and 422,000 girl students had submitted documents for the SSC annual examination.A total of 3,528 examination halls have been established across KP while 23,996 invigilators are performing exam duty.

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar, Professor Nasrullah Yousafzai said that 178,335 students would appear in the exam under the Peshawar Education Board, adding that 61,879 girl students were among the candidates.

He said all the examination halls were equipped with hidden cameras for strict monitoring of the examination.Provincial Education Minister Faisal Khan Tarakai visited the examination hall at the Government Shaheed Hasnain Sharif Higher Secondary School City No-1. Secretary Education Masood Ahmad, Special Secretary Asfandyar Khattak and Chairman Peshawar Educational Board Nasrullah were also present on the occasion.

The minister inspected arrangements for the ongoing matriculation examination. He said he and his team were monitoring the examination process across the province and no negligence in this regard would be tolerated.He said the educational boards had made sufficient arrangements, assuring the students that they would get the fruit of their hard work.

The minister said assistance from district administration, police, WAPDA and relevant departments had been obtained for the merit-based transparent exams.He said during the current matric exams a total of 893,524 students from across the province were taking part of which 457,000 were from the ninth class and 435,000 from the 10th class.

He said the services of around 24,000 supervisory staff have also been acquired for the transparent conduct of the exam. To ensure successful and transparent examinations, the minister said an Information Desk had been established in the Education Department. Later, the minister visited the Monitoring Cell, established at the secretariat and took a detailed review of the exam halls.