Following announcements of a boycott of the board exams by the teachers and employees of the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), BISE Hyderabad has postponed the exams scheduled for March 25.
“All the students and educational institutions are being informed that exams of classes nine and ten, which were scheduled for March 25 are being postponed,” informed the controller exams of Hyderabad BISE, Masroor Ahmed Zai, on Thursday. “We will try to announce a new date soon.”
The BISEs of Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Larkana have not yet officially announced the postponement which remains in consideration. The chairpersons of all the educational boards are scheduled to meet on Friday to prepare a mutual strategy in view of the prevailing situation.
BISE Hyderabad employees threaten to boycott upcoming board exams in Sindh
The Government Schools Teachers Association (GSTA) and Sindh Education Boards Committee, both of which have been protesting for around a month for acceptance of their demands, had earlier announced the boycott. The former wants the Sindh government to abolish the school management cadre system which they argue is providing administrative position to the non-teacher government employees. The latter has been asking the provincial government to drop the plan of setting up Sindh Educational Boards Regulatory Authority, which they believe will further politicise the seven boards in Sindh by centralising their authority.