Students protests after Matric Board refuses to issue admit cards

The first exam of class nine students will be held on July 8.

KARACHI: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) refused to issue admit cards to Class 9 students who came to the board office to get collect them one day before the exam.

The students and their parents went to the board office in the morning and waiting till evening but admit cards were not issued. They staged a protest inside after which the employees asked them to leave the office.

The situation got tense after which the authorities ended up calling the police. The authorities in the board office said that they cannot issue admit cards to students at the last minute.

The students and their parents said that they have standing outside the board office since morning but could not get the admit card till evening. They refused to return home until they were not issued the cards.

The first exam of class nine students will be held on July 8. It is being said that 300 students haven’t received their admit cards. The board had announced that it will start issuing regular admit cards for matric (classes 9 and 10) students on May 31.