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‘Use of unfair means in exams growing’

PESHAWAR, Feb 22: Educationists on Friday expressed concern about the growing use of unfair means in examinations and urged the government, school owners, media, educationists and civil society organisations to play their due role in overcoming the menace. cheatNational Education Council deputy chairman Nazar Hussain told reporters at Peshawar Press Club that use of unfair means by students in examinations was fast increasing due to leniency of the authorities concerned. He said the basic reason behind use of unfair means was negligence and greed and it couldn’t be checked unless joint efforts by all segments of society were made against it. Mr Hussain said those promoting use of unfair means in examinations to secure good marks were in fact enemies of the new generation and the country. Chamber of Education deputy chairwoman Seema Jamil suggested strict legal action against users of illegal practices in examinations and their patrons. She urged the media to expose the elements behind the menace in the garb of educationists, saying this would help improve education system. Ms Jamil said it was necessary to begin a crackdown on all those working against education system by encouraging use of unfair means in examinations and if that didn’t happen, then the country’s future was bleak. Chamber of Education provincial coordinator Fazal Hussain suggested the setting up of examination centres under the supervision of military and media at least for one year so that the rogue elements in the education sector could be exposed and dealt with strictly. He also called for creation of public awareness of the issue through seminars and workshops for reforms in examination system. Mr Hussain said it was the duty of the boards of intermediate and secondary education to stop use of unfair means in examinations for the encouragement of industrious and brilliant students.–Dawn]]>

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