SHC orders action against schools depriving students of admit cards

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday ordered secretary education and literacy department to immediately initiate action against all such schools which did not submit examination forms of their students in time and deprived students from admit cards despite receiving enrolment and examination fees.

A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, was seized with a petition of Mohammad Hussain and Ghulam Farooq, who moved court against school that delayed in issuance of admit cards to 149 students so that they could not appear in matriculation exams.

The petitioners through their counsel submitted that their children along with other students, studying in Bright Public School in Lyari, were enrolled for the exams, but the school administration failed to submit their exam forms to the Board as school clerk Abdul Karim had fled with exam forms and fees Rs142950. However, they added that principal had also reported matter to police.

During hearing, additional SHO Chakiwara appeared before court and stated that Rizwan, principal of the school was not available to follow his complaint which was lodged with Chakiwara police station. Though, the court directed SHO to take action against administration of school and all concerned who have played with the future of large number of students.

The bench also directed Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) to take action against the delinquent administration of that school who had not complied with the requirements of getting their students enlisted for appearing in examination.

It ordered Sindh secretary education and literacy department to immediately launch action against all such schools, whose details may be provided by the BSEK or reported in the media that large number of the students of the city have been deprived of admit cards despite they duly paid enrolment and examination fees.

The court further directed the Board to consider all such students as a special case for forthcoming supplementary examinations. It also directed learned counsel for petitioner and BSEK to assist this court that under such special circumstances what measures would be adopted to secure the future of such students.

Hearing of case was adjourned to April 30.