Peshawar — Girl-students in the Miranshah tehsil of Tribal District North Waziristan, alleged superintendent of the intermediate examination and their college officials of demanding bribe and bad behavior.
Hundreds of female students are appearing in the intermediate (FSc & FA) examinations in the militancy hit tribal district.
The students gathered in the front of Miranshah Press Club and staged protest. They said that the superintendent and other staff members treat them very badly and often use abusive language with them.
“Our college principal asked us for paying Rs 5,000 to 10,000 each student, threatened us, if we do not pay the amount, we will be expelled of the examination,” the students said.
While talking to Tribal Post on phone, father of two students who was not willing to reveal his name, said that he has already gave Rs. 8,000 to his daughters.
“My daughters read in same class, exam-staff had asked them to bring only Rs 8,000. My daughters were too happy telling me, Abba we have special concession of 2,000,” he further added, “our daughters, not only mine, all the students will obtain more marks, they are given full chance to cheat in the exams.”
The protesting students told, some of students have already left their examination incomplete due to the wrong and unbearable attitude of both the college and the examination authorities.
The students demanded highest authorities including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister and Education Department to stop the examiners and college officials of depriving students of education and spoiling their examinations.
It’s worth mentioning, North Waziristan is one of the worst tribal districts where teaching and other education staff consider their duties as the golden opportunities of making money.
Millions of money are collected from students and their parents during the annual examinations of matriculation and intermediate every year.
Teachers approach education boards and authorities months before the examinations for getting their duties on examination halls, where they collect bribery’s money from students.
Since the last decade, Rs 1,000 to 10,000 are demanded from each students. If a student is not able to pay the amount, he/she is expelled from the hall.