Matric exams for Karachi students start
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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) including Matric Part-I and Part-II examinations of over 365,000 students are being conducted by Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) at 448 examination centres across the megacity on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Students from all groups of matriculation including science, general group, regular and private are appearing in the exams.
There are 253 centres dedicated for male and 195 for female students set up in 285 private schools and 163 public schools while 16 examination centres have been declared as sensitive centres.
Section 144 of the criminal procedure code outside all the examination centres on the request of BSEK chairman Syed Sharaf Ali Shah to the inspector general of police.
The education authorities put a restriction on the use of photocopy machines, scanners and mobile phones outside the examination centres.
Pertinent to note that 29 prisoners also appeared for their class nine and 10 exams behind bars from prison.
As per media reports, question papers will have 40 per cent multiple choice questions, 40pc short-answer questions and 20pc questions with lengthy detailed answers.
BSEK also wrote K-Electric to not carry out loadshedding in the vicinity of the examination centres.
Reports said that Sindh has banned all students and teachers from carrying their mobile phones during matric and grade-9 exams in a bid to eradicate the menace of "copy culture".
Reporters Zubair Rashid and Junaid Feroz