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October 2, 2016

New heads of exam boards appointed


October 2, 2016

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who is also the controlling authority of the examination boards in the province, has approved new heads of the examination boards, according to notifications issued on Saturday. 

Although the decisions were made on the recommendation of a search committee, one deserving candidate could not be appointed as chairman of the Sukkur board due to political influence, sources told The News.

According to the notifications, issued by the secretary of the Universities and Boards Department, Navid A Shaikh, Professor Inam Ahmed has been appointed as the chairman of the Board of Intermediate Examination Karachi for three years, while services of Mohammad Akhtar Ghori have been terminated with immediate effect. A BIEK official said that Professor Inam had resumed charge.

Professor Dr Saeeduddin (BS-20) has been appointed chairman of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi for three years and Anwar Ahmed Zai has been removed from the post.

Furthermore, Dr Masroor A Shaikh (BS-20), who was a principal at STEVTA, has been made chairman of the Sindh Board of Technical Education for the next three years, while the services of Fasihuddin Khan have come to an end with immediate effect.

The chief minister has also approved the appointment of Assistant Professor Dr Ahmed Ali Brohi as the chairman of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Larkana. 

Dr Muhammad Memon has been appointed as head of the Hyderabad examination board.

He has also appointed Syed Ghulam Mujtaba Shah as the chairman of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sukkur. Both chairmen have been appointed for next three years. Shah is a brother of a very prominent politician of Sukkur.

Qasim Bughio was the first choice of the search committee for the BISE Sukkur and Ghulam Shah was place third. 

According to the notifications, these appointments could be terminated at any time on one month’s notice from either side.

The chief minister have made the appointments after the announcement of an education emergency in the province.

The BIEK has been in the middle of a corruption scandal over the past few months. Officials from the anti-corruption establishment have conducted raids and arrested several employees for interrogation over corruption charges. 

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