KARACHI - The recruitment test of the High School Teachers (HST) was held at Expo Centre peacefully in the metropolis on Tuesday amid tight security. Around 1,200 candidates appeared without admit cards in the test with the official permission. More than 5,000 candidates appeared in the test that was started about 45 minutes late from the actual timing of 10:30am to 12:30pm, an official of the Sindh Education Department informed The Nation. He said, Loadshedding has hit the test centre and caused immense quandary for the candidates and government officials as well. Almost 600 police personnel, including 50 lady staff, were deployed in and around the expo centre to maintain the law and order situation at the centre. It is pertinent to mention here that several mistakes in the question paper bothered the candidates, while the officials of Sindh University, Jamshoro (SUJ), which conduct the recruitment tests of teachers in the province, were forced to correct the mistakes. Several key government officials including Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza, EDO Education Ibrahim Kumbher and Vice Chancellor SUJ Prof Dr Mazharul Haq Siddiqui, visited the expo centre. On the contrary, Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq was not present on the occasion due to his official engagements in Islamabad, while Secretary Education Rizwan Memon was also not present. It may be noted here that around 70 school teachers belonging to the metropolis were sent back by the officials of SUJ when they arrived at the expo centre to perform their duties. As per an official of the SUJ, the test results will be issued on Thursday on the official website of the SUJ. He said that inquiry reports regarding the mismanagement and negligence, which had been reported in the previously held HST test, would be issued soon. A well-placed source in the education department said that around Rs100 million were allocated for arranging recruitment tests in the province. However, Rs20 million were wasted on account of mismanagement, negligence and corruption in reorganising such tests, he said, adding that the tests including PST, JST, HST had been held for 13,500 vacant posts of teachers.