Age limit for exams: Asks BISE Rawalpindi to Explain Standpoint


Rawalpindi, The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) is ordered by the city court to submit a written report against a petition in which the appellant has challenged the restriction over nine class exams.

All Pakistan Private Schools’ Association moved a petition in to the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench against the decision of Punjab’s Higher Education Department to alternate an online registration system and also fix the minimum age limit for students appearing in the exams of ninth class.

The petition rendered by the president of Association, Abrar Ahmed Khan was directed for the hearing by the Justice Chaudhary Muhammad Younis of LHC’s Rawalpindi bench. The petitioner also requested to the honorable court to issue order to the concerned authorities to return back to the manual system of registration and also abolish the condition of minimum age i.e, 13 years for the students registering for class nine exams in 2013 and also issue orders for enhancing the deadline for registration.

The petitioner’s advocate, Hafiz Waqar Ahmed opposed by saying that BISE Rawalpindi fixed the last date of hearing is July 3 over a notification issued on Jun 6, when private and public schools have summer vacations in their institutions.

There are a number of students who are willing to appear in the exams, are below the minimum age limit. Mr. Waqar Ahmed quoted the precedence of Tooba Bibi who has passed the eighth grade at the age of 10 years. Now if the new rule is enforced then she has to wait for three years to sit for her exams.

The names of Punjab Higher Education Secretary, Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen,  BISE Rawalpindi Chairman, Secretary and controller are included as respondents.

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