The Sindh government has recently made a significant decision concerning the National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). The interim Chief Minister, Justice (retd.) Maqbool Baqar, has ordered a re-conduct of the exam throughout the province. However, this time, the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi, will oversee the examination process.
Previously, the MDCAT was conducted under the supervision of Jinnah Sindh Medical University. Unfortunately, the university failed to uphold transparency during the examination process as the paper was leaked 4-5 hours before the test commenced. This incident led to the formation of an inquiry committee by the government to investigate the matter thoroughly.
After conducting an in-depth investigation, the committee recommended that the exam should be re-conducted. In addition to this, the caretaker CM Sindh also involved the Federal Investigation Agency to identify the individuals responsible for the leak and deal with them according to the law.
Sindh Decides To Re-Conduct MDCAT 2023
In a related development, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has also ruled in favor of the provincial government’s decision. The court has ordered that the exam should be retaken within six weeks. This ruling further strengthens the government’s resolve to ensure fairness and transparency in the examination process.
This decision by the Sindh government is a crucial step towards maintaining the integrity of the MDCAT examination. It sends a strong message about the government’s commitment to ensuring a fair and transparent process for all students. The involvement of the Federal Investigation Agency also underscores the seriousness with which the government is treating this issue.
Re-conduct of the MDCAT exam in Sindh is a significant move towards upholding the principles of fairness and transparency in the education sector. It is hoped that this decision will deter any future attempts at compromising the integrity of such important examinations.