By NP newsroom
PESHAWAR (Pakistan): The government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of which Peshawar is the capital, has decided to recheck the exam papers of high scoring matric and intermediate students in the province.
The decision to review and recheck the exam papers was made when a girl named Qandeel from a private school scored 100 percent marks – 1100 out of 1100 – and thus the top position in the Mardan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
The rechecking decision came because according to the Pakistani system of education and examination process such scores are highly unlikely.
The ecstatic Mardan BISE held a ceremony on 22 September to recognize high scoring students with commendation certificates and cash prizes.
The same Mardan board, however, said the papers of all students who scored over 1,090 marks in the matric and intermediate exams will be rechecked.
In fact, the committee formed to check these hitherto faulted exam papers will also review the current and previous results of high-scoring students, and the standard of checking.
Two other Mardan BISE candidates came second with 1,098 marks out of 1,100.