Low UHS pass percentage worries students
LAHORE: The low pass percentage of the MBBS and BDS examinations results of different colleges declared by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has made the students worried.
The results of students of Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), Lahore, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry (FMHCMD), Lahore, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, and Rawalpindi Medical College were declared recently with a low pass percentage as compared to the previous examination results by universities before they were affiliated to the UHS.
The pass percentage of the results of these colleges, announced two days ago, was 51.7 percent, 11.5 percent, 16.5 percent and 59.3 percent, which is very low as compared to pervious results.
The AIMC and FMHCMD unsuccessful students in their press statements on Saturday demanded the papers checking policy be reviewed, saying there were flaws in the system. They demanded the system be made transparent and clear. They alleged that the results were “biased”.
The FMHCMD students said the results of various examinations declared by the UHS were “very poor”. “All 12 students of the college failed in their supplementary examination,” they said. But college principal Dr Shaukat Raza said they were satisfied with the examination system. “However, we are examining factors behind the low pass percentage,” he said.
On the other hand, UHS Controller of Examinations Dr Aftab Mohsin told Daily Times the papers were made according to the syllabus and the previous format. “Secrecy was maintained and we received no complaints from any centre,” he said. He said senior examiners had checked the papers. “They checked the papers according to the model answers and one examiner checked one question of all papers of all colleges without even knowing what was the actual roll number,” he added.
“This is an honest result without victimisation and favouritism,” he remarked. He said it was impossible to be dishonest in this system, which was foolproof. “The actual performance is based on evaluation without favouritism,” he said.
The UHS controller said that students would now have to work hard, go to the college and work in the laboratory and use the library.