Last month the results of the entry test conducted by the National Testing Services (NTS) for Sindh Medical Colleges were annulled because the paper was leaked a day prior to the exam date. The Sindh government has decided to re-take the admission test for all the government universities and colleges of the province under the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
An investigation was initiated after the questionnaire was leaked of the entry test for medical colleges in Sindh, apparently with the support of the NTS staff.
A notification was released yesterday (that is Tuesday) as per the notice the students who appeared for the admission test on 22nd October will not be charged any extra fees for the new entry test for admission in medical colleges.
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Approximately twenty-one thousand students across the province are expected to take part in the re-test prepared by Dow University of Health Sciences.
Students protested and demanded that the NTS entry test results should be accepted as canceling them would further be prolonging the admission process. Despite the requests of the protesting students the provincial government had annulled the results and has directed to re-hold the entry test again within the next fifteen days. This direction was given out on November 11.
The decision was taken on the suggestions of a five-member committee made by Murad Ali Shah—Chief Minister-Sindh for investigating the allegation and irregularities that occurred in the test.
This decision of re-test is taken well by some students while some are not pleased with it. Paper leaks are unjust for all those genuine students who study well and work hard in a proper way to get merit-based admission. People involved in such illegal activities should be more cautious of their conducts as their such acts for a small sum of money affects the mind and lives of many young eager students.
Strict action needs to be taken against such inhuman individuals involved with education relating crimes for the betterment of the educational system and for students.