KARACHI - Vigilance team of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Thursday raided an illegal examination centre in Shah Faisal Colony and suspended the affiliation of a private school, Al-Umar Foundation, with the board. Talking to The Nation, Controller Examination, BSEK, Jawaid Iftikhar said: "The special vigilance team headed by District Education Officer Ahmed Nawaz Niazi took this action on receiving of some reports that the said school was working as an illegal examination centre during the English paper of matric science group." "During the paper nearly 78 students were caught red-handedly using unfair means in the said paper. Students were using books and other written material openly for solving the papers at the centre with the help of teachers," said Iftikhar. He said that when their vigilance team raided the centre, the students were busy solving the papers by using unfair means. The raid by the vigilance team at the centre forced teachers to leave the centre from back doors. Later some armed men reached the centre and the situation compelled the vigilance team to escape from the scene, he added. It is worth mentioning that the Agro Technical School, a government school situated in the same town, was the actual examination centre for these students, but in connivance with the black sheep in BSEK, the students were solving the paper at their own school instead of the government school centre in violation of rules. BSEK has established around 150 vigilance committees to curb the trend of cheating in the SSC examinations, while such vigilance committees largely comprise on officials of the city government's education department. An official of the BSEK, on condition of anonymity, told The Nation that huge influence of such officials could decline the standard of the SSC results. They just want to mint money through vigilance purpose, he alleged. It is pertinent to mention here that around 207 cases of unfair means have been registered during the SSC Part-I and II examinations (both general and science groups). It is also worth noting that former ADO Jamshed Town Latif Mughal is also included in the vigilance teams. Latif Mughal have been removed by Sindh Senior Minister for Literacy and Education Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq from the position of ADO Jamshed Town due to the allegation of corruption. Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Dr Eshratul Ebad has ordered an inquiry into this matter. PPI adds: The supervisors of the examination centres were deployed at the private school examination centre, who allowed the students to solve their paper by cheating. On a tip-off, a special vigilance team headed by District Education Officer conducted a raid but the team members had managed to escape when the school administration called armed persons through phone.