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Medical college entry test termed controversial

LARKANA:  The entry test recently conducted by the NTS for admission into Sindh’s medical and dental colleges is caught in controversy and being criticized by many. The issue has taken a significant toll, especially in Larkana, due to which deserving students have been deprived of their right to admission to professional colleges.

In this connection, a student named Zainab, daughter of Abdul Qayoom Rajpar, noted that she appeared in the test on September 15, 2019, against Roll No 4007872 at the Larkana Center. When she checked her result on September 23, she was given 134 marks. The girl said she was pleased to see the result and was confident that she would either be selected on merit or a self-finance basis.

At the very outset, the NTS released the answer key in the evening, which then disappeared for two hours showing mala fide intentions, said Zainab. When she rechecked the website on October 1, 2019, she was astonished to find that her marks had reduced to 84. Zainab stated that the declaration of such vastly differing marks between the provisional and final results shows that the NTS is being managed by the most incompetent authorities that could not even post proper test results.

She said that the NTS was playing with the future of intelligent students who were working tirelessly. This step could ruin their careers. After obtaining the answer key, Zainab noted that she marked 172 questions correct. When they were issued an objection form, she pointed out that she answered 172 questions correctly; however, only 84 of her answers were marked correct, and the same number of marks were awarded to her.

She alleged that there should be only one final result as provisional results were always manipulated for want of extortion and corruption. She said that one tutoring academy was also allegedly involved in leaking the NTS paper in Larkana before the test for which their office was also recently raided by the FIA, which proved that the NTS test could not be relied upon.

She appealed to the Chief Justice, Sindh High Court, to take notice of the issue and resolve the issue on a priority basis so that the future of hard-working students could be saved and copy culture could be discarded once and for all.

October 4, 2019

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