Special persons to sit ETEA tests without any fee

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PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Arshad Hussain Shah has decided to give waiver in test fee to the candidates with disabilities appearing in all kinds of screening tests under Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA).

He announced the decision while chairing the 31st meeting of the board of governors of ETEA on Monday.

It was decided in the meeting to constitute a committee headed by Provincial Minister Irshad Qaiser for evolving a mechanism to dispose of the cellular phones confiscated from candidates during screening tests. The committee will come up with final proposals after looking into all the legal and technical aspects of the matter.

Various matters related to curb the menace of cheating in examinations and screening tests came under discussion, and it was decided to put in place an effective mechanism to curb the illegal use of technological gadgets for cheating in examination and screening tests.

All the concerned stakeholders were directed to evolve a mechanism in this regard.

The caretaker chief minister directed the concerned authorities to work on the required amendments to the relevant laws with the aim to propose more stringent punishment to people involved in such illegal activities.

The meeting also approved the budget estimates of ETEA for the financial year 2023-24.

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