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PESHAWAR, 07 June: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar has introduced computer-based paper checking mechanism with the help of which about 100,000 papers can be checked in 24 hours.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan on Tuesday formally inaugurated the system during a ceremony organized in the honor of position holder students of previous year’s Matric and Intermediate examinations here.

The minister said that seven hundred thousand papers of this year’s Matric and Intermediate examinations have been checked with the help of the new system, which has been named as Optical Marks Recognizer (OMR).

“This system has been developed to address people’s reservations that marks are not given on merit in board examinations. This is totally a computer-based mechanism and there will be no human interference in it,” the minister remarked.

He further revealed that the system has been primarily introduced in Peshawar and it will soon be extended to other educational boards in the province.

Atif Khan informed that the OMR will only check ‘objective type’ papers.

Later, the minister distributed medals and certificates to top three position holder students of Matric and Intermediate examinations.