Special body reviews SOP for answer sheet marking

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—The special inquiry committee to resolve the genuine grievances of the candidates of intermediate first year examination in the provincial metropolis held its second meeting
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had constituted this special committee under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja and comprising of the Chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection Team Irfan Ali as a member of the committee.
Three co-opted members of the committee Secretary Higher Education Punjab Capt. (R) Naseem Nawaz, Special Secretary Higher Education Tahir Yousaf and Director General Punjab Information Technology Board Waqar Naeem Qureshi also participated in the proceedings.
The members of special inquiry committee deeply reviewed the standard operational procedures for marking answer sheets, allotment of fictitious role numbers, preparation of answer-key by the experts and random checking of the answer sheets by quality assurance coordinators. The meeting decided new SoPs for re-checking of the answer sheets.
The meeting was informed that rectification of results regarding objective questions have been done through comparison of answer sheets with the bubble sheets.
As many as 14,560 applications for re-checking of answer sheets have been received during the last two days while 3,200 further applications are received on Monday October 17 besides 900 online applications.

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