On Sunday, the University of Karachi made the announcement that the students giving admission entry tests via the National Testing Service would now have to give the entry tests via the university instead.
Professor Khalid Mahmood Iraqi—the vice-chancellor of the university said that it is their university and that if they have to offer admissions, they would take the tests too. He added that from now onwards, the university would administer the admission test itself.
He also said that a pick and drop service would also be offered to the students appearing for the tests.
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More than 9,000 students appeared for the entry test for 18 departments. A total of 8,908 candidates gave the test for entry into the undergraduate programme.
The first list of the candidates would be displayed within 5 days.
The NTS is a private organisation that takes the tests of hundreds of students who want to get admitted into the educational institutions and get hired in the government organisations.
The organisation was introduced during the era of Musharraf as a project of Comsats, a secondary of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The firm was registered as a non-profit organisation with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
The NTS was taken over by the government in the year 2018 after it was surrounded by the rumours of corruption.
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