ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has taken notice of complaints by candidates regarding the question paper of Islamiyat Compulsory (Part-I) of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and has formed a four-member committee to investigate the matter.
The committee includes the Director (Registration and Sports) FBISE, the Director (Research and Academics) FBISE, the Director of Academics FDE, and a Representative of the National Curriculum Council (NCC).
The committee has been tasked with examining the questions framed in the question paper and assessing their alignment with the syllabus, prescribed book and curriculum, and contents of textbooks being taught in FDE institutions. It will submit its report within a couple of days.
The paper was conducted on Thursday and candidates from educational institutions functioning under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) complained that the paper was out of the course and most of the questions were selected from the previous syllabus.
According to a letter by FBISE, more than 137,000 candidates appeared in the Islamiyat Part-I SSC paper, 112,463 opted for the old syllabus and 24,857 opted for the new syllabus.
Candidates who opted for the new syllabus have demanded that the Islamiyat Compulsory paper be re-taken as most of the questions were included from the old syllabus. Some candidates said that they want to re-appear in the paper with the new syllabus, and no lenient marking is acceptable.