Teachers' recruitment test, inefficiency of Sindh University
Teachers' recruitment test postponed
Karachi, April 27: The University of Sindh administration came under fire again
after the written test for the recruitment of Primary School Teachers (PST) was
postponed due to reports that the paper had been "leaked," It was learnt on
Candidates who arrived to take the test in all district
headquarters of Sindh protested and chanted slogans after news about the
postponement of the test was made public.
The PST recruitment exam was
the third and final phase of teachers' recruitment tests. It was scheduled to be
held at the National Stadium, Karachi, and other district headquarters of the
province on Sunday. The test was postponed due to reports that the paper had
been "leaked." Officials concerned, however, were not to tell the new date for
the exam. Meanwhile, according to unconfirmed reports, the paper has been
rescheduled for May 3.
It was learnt that the paper was released
illegally on Saturday night and unconfirmed reports said it was sold for Rs2.7
million. It was also learnt that a local newspaper published the exam paper.
Meanwhile, Sindh University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Mazhar-Ul-Haq Siddiqi
has constituted a committee to investigate the matter.
As many as 17,000
candidates were registered for the test while another 13,000 who did not have
admit cards also made it to examination centres on Sunday morning. Officials,
however, told them, minutes before the start of the test, that the paper was
The exams were to be held in three phases. In first phase, the
HST exams were held on Friday but there were reports of mismanagement,
indiscipline and mass-level use of unfair means such as mobile phones. Similar
reports were published about the second phase in which JST exams were held on
Saturday and the third and final exam of PST could not be held.
Critics expressed serious reservations about the Sindh University
conducting the exam and proposed that all papers should be rescheduled. They
also proposed that the responsibility of conducting the exam should not be given
to any public sector university and the services of Agha Khan University or the
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) should be sought in this regard to
ensure a transparent examination.
It may be added here that a joint
delegation from the World Bank (WB) and the European Union (EU) had also called
on the Sindh chief secretary on Saturday and discussed matters relating to the
Sindh Education Reforms Programme (SERP). They exchanged views about SERP's
technical assistance, implementation, procurement, financial management, and
operational manual. The delegation led by Reema Nayar comprised Peb Poeter and
The WB is providing US$300 million for education reforms.
Later, the EU also aligned with the project by granting 39 million Euros. Since
the allocation of funds was made conditional to the programme's outcomes, the
WB-EU delegation visited regularly for assessing the performance, official
sources said. The last WB visit to Sindh was from May 1, 2008, to May 10, 2008. The News
Students flay efficiency of Sindh University
Karachi: The concluding phase of the recruitment tests for the vacant posts
of Primary School Teachers (PST) was postponed at the eleventh hour here in
Thousands of candidates, gathered at the National Stadium to
appear in, staged peaceful protest in and around the stadium to denounce the
inefficiency of the Sindh Education Department and Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro.
Additional Registrar SU, Jamshoro, Mushtaq Qureshi, had issued
orders to defer the test not only for Karachi but also for the whole
province after reports of leaked out paper, while the test has been rescheduled
which will be held on May 3, 2009.
Around 25 mobile phones that were
deposited by the candidates at the entrance of test centre were also stolen.
Frustrated candidates have demanded the President and
the prime minister to take strict action against the inefficient education
officials and SU, causing immense difficulties and annoyance for nearly
16,000 candidates and their relatives who were gathered to appear in the PST
test at the National Stadium.
They said the reputation of the Sindh
University had significantly been exposed, saying that the government should
have taken the services of the Karachi University instead of Sindh varsity in
terms of arranging such series of tests.
The SU officials and education
department immediately left the centre just after the announcement of test's
Ali Ahmer, a candidate, said the
presence of incompetent and corrupt officers in Sindh Education Department
and city governments' education department had drastically been exposed before
the higher authorities. He said that the Sindh Assembly was dominated by
traditional feudal lords and the education was not in their priority, hence
the education system was being deteriorated in the province day by day.
Muhammad Yaqoob said, "Mismanagement has severely sabotaged the recruitment
tests, including the last one. Here we are suffering not only the scorching
heat but also the lethargic behaviour of the authorities concerned. The
issuance of admit cards with significant errors to the candidates from Sindh
varsity is one of many examples of mismanagement. All tests including HST,
JST and PST, should be reorganised under the supervision of IBA
Corruption and corrupt education officers are the major cause for
this mismanagement; if the Karachi University had the same assignment
(holding of tests) such mismanagement could not be happened, said Kamran, another candidate of the PST. The Nation
Education Dept holds test for teachers
Thatta: The entry test for postings as teachers in the
Education Department was held in the Makli Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. A
total of 674 candidates, including 252 ladies, appeared in the test, supervised
by the Sindh University and the district
Hyderabad schoolteachers' hunger strike enters 12th day
Hyderabad: The hunger strike of junior schoolteachers entered its 12th consecutive day on Saturday. The teachers
have asked the officials concerned to release their salaries of the last eight
months. Rabia Qadir and others told the media that they had been observing the
hunger strike unto death outside the Hyderabad Press Club for the last 12 days
to press for the release of their salaries. During his last visit here, they
said, Qaim Ali Shah had asked representatives of 206 teachers to meet him in
Karachi, but they were not treated well there and were told that the chief
minister was busy. Therefore, they boycotted a meeting with his secretary. They
said they were protesting for the last five months for payment of their salaries
but the authorities concerned were paying no attention. The News
"RESULT KAB AYE GA BHAI JAN...........KAB KA DEYA HUWA HAI PST KA EXAM........"
City, Country: Karachi,Pakistan
"sindh university test pattern ya fir model papers."
City, Country: hyderabad, pakistan
"salam hi i am shaho khan jamali my english language is leazi so plz tell me what am i do to laren eglish language?"
City, Country: shahdadkot pakistan
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Sukkur college affiliated with LUMHS
Hyderabad: The academic council of the Liaquat University of Medical
and Health Sciences at a meeting has approved the affiliation of the Ghulam
Mohammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, with the university after its
recognition by the PMDC.
The meeting discussed academic issues of the
university and approved introduction of new courses of pathology and psychiatry.
It approved a decision made by the vice-chancellor to charge only semester fee
from the students who had failed in annual examinations under self-finance
It decided to charge the fee only for those subjects in which
the students had failed as is the practice in vogue in the Dow Medical
The meeting approved university vacations from June
1 to 30. LUMHS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Noshad A. Shaikh presided over
the meeting. Dawn
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Cooperation between corporate sector, varsities urged
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr Pirzada
Qasim Raza Siddiqui has emphasised the need for cooperation between the
corporate sector and varsities in order to produce the suitable human resource
with skills and abilities required by the job market.
He expressed these
views late Saturday evening while launching the Karachi University Business
School's (KUBS) Alumni directory during an event to celebrate the 10th
anniversary of the KUBS.
He said that cooperation between the government,
universities and the corporate sector was imperative in order to steer the
economy out of the current difficult times.
The KU VC said that the KUBS
was producing excellent quality graduates.
Federation of Pakistan
Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) President Sultan Ahmed Chawla said
that Pakistan was going through turbulent times and today's students would be
tomorrow's leaders thus a very important responsibility lies with them. He also
urged the government to focus on domestic resources rather than going to other
nations for its needs.
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
President Anjum Nisar said that this country had four seasons and all kinds of
material and human resources that any nation could desire for but the only thing
it lacked was vision and concerted efforts to make it the world's most developed
nation. He urged the government to bring down the cost of doing business in
Pakistan, which is hampering the growth of industry thus having a negative
impact on the economy.
KUBS Chairman Dr A.R Zaki said their curriculum
was up to the requirement of the job market and in order to further cater the
demand of business world they were going to launch Master of Business
Administration (MBA) in Islamic Banking and Pharmaceutical.
KUBS Alumni Mahmood Arshad announced that the KUBS Alumni membership would not
be limited only for the KUBS graduates but all KU graduates were entitled to
become its members.
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NED initiates renewable energy programme
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology has initiated a solar energy
programme for generating power for streetlights within the campus. The project
is expected to be operational in a month, Mechanical & Manufacturing
Engineering Dean Dr Nazimuddin Qureshi said on Saturday.
He was speaking
at a seminar on "Renewable Energy" at the NED university
Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Chief Executive
Officer Arif Alauddin was the chief guest while the seminar was presided over by
NED University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Engineer Abul Kalam.
emphasised the role of the AEDB and the importance of renewable energy for
Pakistan. "We are right in the midst of an energy crisis in our country and
there is an urgent need to look for renewable energy and adopt all measures to
get on the job," he said.
Engineer Abul Kalam spoke about initiatives
taken by his university in obtaining renewable energy. "Engineers and scientists
at NED are designing and inventing new gadgets that could provide alternative
energy at cheaper rates," he said.
Giving a presentation on solar
energy, Engineer Azhar Ayub briefed the audience about lights, fans, water
warmers, radios and other innovations that can be operated by solar energy. "It
is a onetime investment. The maintenance rates are minimal and the benefits are
enormous," he said.
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TSC exams from tomorrow
Karachi: The Technical School Certificate (TSC) Part-I & II Annual Examinations, 2009,
will commence from April 28, 2009, a press release of the Sindh Board of
Technical Education (SBTE) said on Sunday. As many as 1,796 candidates will
appear in TSC Part-I (Class IX) and 1,475 in TSC Part-II (Class-X) annual
examination this year from 43 technical schools in Karachi. No candidate will
appear from the interior of Sindh except Dadu, where only 37 candidates will
appear in TSC Part-I and 10 candidates in TSC Part-II, the press release said.
The SBTE has formed two vigilance teams consisting of Principals of institutes
affiliated with the SBTE to pay surprise visits at each examination centre all
over Karachi. In addition, a Super Vigilance Committee will monitor the
performance of vigilance teams and overall conduct of TSC Examination that will
conclude on May 16, 2009. The News
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Education for the poor
Karachi: Sindh Minister for Katchi Abadis Mohammed Rafiq Engineer has
called for equal education opportunities for the poor and the elite classes of
the country, observing that terrorist and criminal elements were exploiting
frustrated youths from poverty-stricken families for their nefarious designs.
Speaking as chief guest at a seminar on "Governance and liberalism" at a local
hotel on Sunday, the minister deplored that while the elite and affluent class
was buying education, the facility was not available to the poor in the country.
Stressing that democratic institutions must be strengthened, he
expressed the view that the parliamentary system was destroyed through local
bodies system. App
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