Islamabad: A lecturer at Comsats University Islamabad (CUI) has been terminated after allegedly asking an "objectionable" question in a written test for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE) program. The university administration wrote to the Ministry of Science and Technology on February 2, 2023, to inform them that an inquiry had been initiated into the written test content, and that the lecturer's services had been terminated on January 5, 2023. The lecturer, a visiting faculty member, had also been blacklisted.
The test asked students to write 300 words on an inappropriate topic, which shocked students when they saw it. The question paper asked students to write an essay about the incestuous relationship between a brother and a sister. The uproar arose after a picture of the university test paper went viral on social media.
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Lecturer admits to his mistake, says plagiarized question from Google
The Additional Registrar of CUI, Naveed Ahmed Khan, stated that the lecturer had admitted his mistake when the rector called him to explain the matter, and that he had plagiarized the question from Google. The quiz was retaken after the incident.
A faculty member expressed doubts about the examination system, questioning why the matter was only taken into consideration after the students raised the issue. They also suspected that the lecturer had been terminated only after the ministry took notice of the incident.
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