The upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams in Sindh may be impacted by the sudden transfer of officers from various education boards by the Department of Boards and Universities just three days before the scheduled start of exams.
As per the notification issued by the department, the chairmen, secretaries, and moderators of several education boards in Sindh have been returned to their parent departments. This move has created a chaotic situation in the education sector, with concerns that the ongoing transfers may affect the smooth conduct of the exams.
Among those affected by the transfer are Abdul Jabar, Deputy Controller of Examinations at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Shaheed Benazirabad, who has been sent back to the Department of Colleges. Jan Muhammad Malik, Acting Secretary of the same board, has been returned to the Education Department. Ashfaq Ahmed Shaikh, Assistant Secretary, has been directed to report to the Larkana board.
Shaukat Khanzada, Secretary of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Hyderabad, has been removed and sent back to the Department of Colleges. Ehsan Ilahi Bhutto, Audit Officer at the Matriculation Board Shaheed Benazirabad, has been sent back to the Local Governments Department. Similarly, Engineer Anwar Aleem Khanzada, who was posted at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi, has been ordered to report at the Mirpurkhas board.
Mazhar Mirjat, Data Processing at the Shaheed Benazirabad board, has been sent back to the Education Department in Larkana, while Iftikhar Abro, Assistant Programmer at the Board of Secondary Education Karachi, has been sent back to the Agriculture Department. Sikandar Ali Mirjat, Acting Controller at the Sukkur Board, has also been removed from his post and sent back to the Education Department Larkana.
The sudden transfers have raised concerns among students and parents, who fear that the exams may be disrupted or delayed. The education department has not issued any statement on the matter, leaving many to wonder about the fate of the upcoming SSC exams in Sindh.