Load shedding irks students taking intermediate exam

May 23, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Ratodero, Sindh: More than 3000 male and female students of classes XI and XII pre-engineering, premedical and arts groups are appearing in the annual examinations held under the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education(BISE), Larkana; however, 8 to 12 hours electricity load shedding on daily basis has irked them.

Many of the students were seen bringing with them hand fans and many were seen drying their faces, hands and arms with tissue papers as with wet hands their papers and writing could become dangerous for them due to over-writing, or falling of their sweet over their answer books or other such related things.

These students further said that in this scorching heat the government should have postponed these examinations and should have directed that these examinations should be held in February when the weather is pleasant. They further added that they cannot read the books and prepare for next day examination paper properly due to frequent power outages which run from 3 to 5 hours at a time which has not only crippled life but has also ruined their future careers.

The annual examination is going on in Ratodero and Naundero at various centers amid tight security but the use of unfair means is on rise as many students blame they could not prepare for the exam due to prolonged electricity load shedding.

Another problems faced by them is non-availability of cold drinking water. The students and the invigilators demanded of the government to hold these examinations next year in February or March and not later than that at all so that students could prepare themselves properly otherwise complaints will remain there that educated standard is falling in our country.