Education dept to conduct centralized exam

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: Education department Khyber Agency is going to conduct centralized exam in state-run school, both male and female from KG to 4rth grade to be scheduled from 19th to 28th of February, 2018.

Assistant Agency Education Officer (AAEO) while sharing details said that approximately 126000 male and female students would take their exams and Agency Education Office, Khyber would supervise the whole activity. For the purpose duties were assigned to senior and qualified teachers to prepare question papers. As per official report in plan areas like Bara, Jamrud and shelman, the exam will be conducted as per schedule while hilly areas of Tehsil Landi Kotal it will carry out after winter vacations.

External invigilators would deployed on merit in every school to ensure fairness in the exam, the official added and saying Principals and Headmasters of high and middles schools would be granted the responsibilities to arrange examiners crew in cluster schools under it and then check the papers and prepare result. The student would have to attend papers of English, Urdu, Maths, Science, General Knowledge, Islamiyat and Social Studies. On a query, the official maintained that Rs.10 per student was collecting to meet the exam expenditures.

Agency Education Officer, Jadoon Wazir in his comments said that the core aim of the centralize was to get actual enrollment from KG to 4rth class in government-run schools beside to familiar the students with practical exam as they usually took verbal exam. “Students read in state-run educational institutions have many deficiencies therefore we want to improve their writing and reading skill and improve their comprehensive and memory abilities”, Mr Wazir remarked.

He further added that the activity would also prove capability of teaching staff as after analyzing, teachers of schools produced poor result would be asked for bad performance. To make certain clarity in the exam, a re-exam of the top 20 students of every school would be carry out in the Agency Education Office, he informed.

Senior vice-President All Teacher Association (ATA) Khyber Agency, Shah Rehman while expressing his views said that it was good practice initiated by the education office that not only compel the students to prepare their lessons for exam but would also forced the teachers’ community to honestly execute their duties.

Like private educational institutions, the exam will boost writing abilities of the students, studying in government schools, he maintained and adding they would support to penalize undutiful teachers and vice versa. The students of the government -run schools and their parents expressed their satisfaction over the initiating of the exam and said it would not oblige the student’s community to work hard as like pupils of private educational institutions but would also have a check on teachers to impart knowledge to the students with honestly and dedication.