KARACHI - The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has failed to conduct rehearsal paper, mock examination, at very limited examination centres as per its expectations on Friday, as thousands of candidates and their parents faced a lot of problems in and outside the examination centres. The boards decision to accommodate two candidates on one bench in the examination and minimise fixed examination centres from 431 to 170 has resulted in the failure of the boards expectations. In nearly all examination centres the paper was started one or more than one hour late that has caused immense problems for students and their parents. Outside the examination centres the traffic remained jammed, while the lack of proper security outside these centres was also observed. It is pertinent to mention here that the mock examination was conducted in the subject of English (Compulsory) Science Group of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I for those students who are enrolled to appear at Annual Examination 2011. The said examination will be conducted at around 170 examination centres, including 98 for boys and 72 for girls, in 18 towns of Karachi. Talking to The Nation, Chairman BSEK Prof Anzar Hussain Zaidi that nearly 138,000 candidates were enrolled in the examination, while attendance in the exam was quite good. He said that during the examination the employees of board have monitored all flaws, while they would prepare the report for further assessment. The board will also meet with law enforcers for properly conduction of annual examinations, starting in April, he said and added that not a single mishap was reported on the day. It is worth mentioning that Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has already announced to give additional five marks to those 9th class students who will appear in Mock examination. On the other hand, President Peak Private Schools Association, Sindh, Haider Ali has criticized over the failure of the board in term of conducting the so-called Mock, and said that the rehearsal paper was a bitter lesson for the board. He said that all the reservations of the Action Committee about the examination resulted true. Paper was started nearly one hour or two hour late. In various centres there were no sitting arrangements for students; in some centres candidates were accommodated in verandas, where they suffered scorching heat and attempted paper, while being sweet. Some candidates found attempting papers under the shade of trees, which shows apathy of the BSEK administration towards the problems of the students.