Sindh education boards, it seems, have been unable to provide good education. As the results of an entry test held by one of the country’s largest public sector universities show, not even A-1 grades are enough to secure a prosperous future for most of the province’s students.
A total of 10,119 candidates from all over the country appeared in the admission test for Karachi University’s (KU) 2020 BS programme held on November 17. Over a fifth of them, 2,453 to be exact, belonged to the ‘S’ category, meaning they completed their secondary education from a school in any district of Sindh other than Karachi.
A staggering 83 per cent of them or 2,028 applicants were unable to clear the test. More shockingly, however, over 70 per cent of ‘S’ category students with A-1 grades in their intermediate examinations and almost 84 per cent of those with A grades failed it.