BSEK rejects fake schedule circulating on social media for matric exams

Official says new schedule for remaining matriculation exams will be released by Board soon

Rana Javaid
Students attempting an exam in a classroom in this undated photo. — APP

The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is expected to release a new schedule for the matriculation exams after the authorities postponed the remainder of ongoing papers amid the heatwave alert. 

The Universities and Boards Department had deferred the intermediate and matric group examination from May 21 to May 27 in order to keep the students safe from the effects of scorching heat, BSEK exam controller Khalid Ehsan said.

He said that exam re-schedule circulating on social media and chatting groups after the postponement of papers is untrue and not the official timetable.

Ehsan said that a new schedule for the remaining matriculation exams will be released by the Board at the earliest.

It may be noted that two papers each of 10th and ninth classes are yet to take place. 

Earlier, the Universities and Boards Department had announced rescheduling exams under the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), slated to start on May 22.

The examination process was deferred for five days till May 27 in the wake of heatwave risks in the province.

However, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said Monday that there is no chance of any heatwave in the metropolis for the upcoming week.

"Sea breeze is blowing in the city, no need to worry about heatwave," he told a local TV channel.

He said the weather will remain hot for the next 10 days with temperatures expected between 36℃ to 38℃.

The chief meteorologist said the intensity of the hot weather will prevail from low to high level of humidity.