As many as 152 copy and 13 impersonation cases were detected on the very first day of annual examination of Higher Secondary School Certificate Part-I paper of Urdu Salis across the limits of Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Larkana, here on Thursday. Out of these, 62 were in Larkana along with 11 impersonation cases, 31 in Kambar-Shahdadkot including 02 impersonation cases, 42 in Shikarpur, 02 in Kashmore including 02 cases of impersonation and 15 in Dadu districts while no case was found in Jacobabad. Such a large number of cheating cases has once again exposed the substandard arrangements that have been made to eradicate meance of using unfair means.As many as 74,734 male & female students will appear in Higher Secondary School (HSC) Part-I & II annual examinations 2019 which have commenced today under the jurisdiction of Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Larkana, out of which 20,441 females will be of government institutes and 1,018 girls from private institutes. Likewise, 50,413 males will be from government institutes and 2,861 from private institutes. For all these candidates, as many as 97 Examination Centers have been established throughout Larkana Division and part of Dadu district out of which 37 are for males, 26 for females and 34 are combined.The students will give exam for pre-engineering, pre-medical, Humanities (private & regular) and Commerce groups. 21,033 candidates will appear in pre-medical group final and 13,375 in pre-engineering final and only 478 in commerce final. These figures prove that most of the students either want to be a doctor or an engineer but very low number intend to be either a banker or a businessman. The exam will continue till April 29 for which strict arrangements have been made so that cheating practices could be curbed.The standard and quality of education at government educational institutions including universities in Sindh has declined to a record low levelAll kinds of devices have been banned but no CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor students & invigilators as suggested by the Commissioner, Sukkur Division. 35 vigilance teams have been constituted to conduct searching raids at the centers. Section 144 has been imposed under which no outsider will be allowed and if anyone is found, the relevant SHO has been authorized to register an FIR against such person/s.The standard and quality of education at government educational institutions including universities in Sindh has declined to a record low level as compared to private institutions. It could be judged from these three examples.One student of BS of Sindh University told this scribe on Thursday requesting anonymity that when he entered the class room on very first day, a Professor / Lecturer came to attend his period and started writing on the board along-with explaining the subject to about 100 students in the classroom. After 50 minutes when his period time ended the Professor / Lecturer said that through today’s lecture I have taught you two to three chapters and during your semester examination questions will be asked from these chapters whereas he only gave us lecture for one chapter.Another student who is studying Law in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, said that education and the teachers are very tough here. He said we have to study and understand relevant subject/s till 6.00 pm and no lecturer or Professor will either leave the University or the classroom till we fully understand their lectures. He said had I studied law in Sindh I would have never even be able to learn what is Law. Another student who passed BBA from Sindh University said that when I took admission in Iqra University Karachi for doing MBA, I was astonished to find myself completely illiterate in comparison to other fellow students who were also doing MBA. He said I had to refresh my entire BBA subjects for which I worked very hard to match the competence of my colleagues. After that I was able to study MBA. He said teachers do not discharge their legal & moral duties but only rely on monthly salaries. He said teacher, lecturers to professors should be made accountable.