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Karachi private colleges charging summer vacation fee

Class XII students being forced to pay summer vacation fee
Karachi, April 09: A number of private colleges in the city are forcing their Class XII students of science and commerce groups to pay fee for June and July (summer vacation) despite the fact that their academic session will end after their annual exams to be held in April and May, respectively.

Ironically, the affiliation of some of these colleges with the Board of Intermediate Education (BIEK) has already been suspended after the expiry of their registration period with the education department's directorate of private educational institutions.

It is mandatory for both the public and private sector schools and colleges to get their institutions registered with the directorate of private educational institutions before seeking affiliation with the BIEK.

According to rules, the examination forms of students belonging to unregistered or those institutions whose registrations have expired will not be entertained by the examining bodies.

A number of students of private colleges, including those whose affiliation with the BIEK has recently been suspended, said that the managements of their institutions were forcing them to pay the summer vacation fee on the pretext that they need funds to get renewed their registration with the directorate of private educational institutions.

"In fact, the management of our college is threatening us to pay the fee of June and July summer vacation, though our examinations are scheduled for May and we will no more be a student of the college in June and July," said a Class XII student of Commerce group at a college whose affiliation with the BIEK has recently been suspended.

Meanwhile, some private colleges whose affiliation with the BIEK has been suspended have accused the officials of the provincial directorate of private educational institutions of delaying the renewal of their registration on the flimsiest of pretexts.

"We have already submitted all the documents required for the renewal of our institution's registration. But the directorate's officials concerned are delaying the issuance of a renewed registration certificate and that has put the career of our students at stake," a proprietor of a private college said.

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Karachi: BIEK controller of examinations Prof Agha Akbar Mirza, meanwhile, announced that the first phase of higher secondary school certificate annual examinations-2010 for the candidates in different categories such as science (pre-medical, pre-engineering), general science, home economics, medical technology, diploma in physical education, improvement of marks/grades and additional subjects, and for special candidates would commence on April 27 in morning shift.

The second phase of the HSC annual exams-2010 for the candidates belonging to humanities and commerce (both regular and private) groups would begin on May 24 in morning and afternoon shifts, the official added. Dawn


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SU to celebrate founder's week
Dadu: The University of Sindh is organising the founderís week celebrations from April 9 to 13 to pay homage to Allama II Kazi on his 42nd death anniversary. The founderís week programmes will be arranged at the Allama II Kazi Campus, Jamshoro, Elsa Kazi Campus, Hyderabad and Sindh University Campus, Mirpurkhas.

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KU hosts meeting of Nomination Committee
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) hosted a meeting of the Nomination Committee to recommend the recipients of the Shah Latif Exchange Award, Sheikh Ayaz Award and Josh Malihabadi Award from the Culture Department, Government of Sindh, on Thursday. Cash award of Rs100,000 will be given along with the Shah Abdul Latif Excellence Award, for which, nominations were made in four categories that included scholar and writers, poets, performing arts and folk music (in Urdu and Sindhi), whereas cash award of Rs75, 000 will be given along with Shaikh Ayaz Award and Josh Malihabadi Award for the categories of prose/fiction, poetry, research/critique, translation and the Life Time Achievement Awards. The ceremony for the distribution of these awards will be organised soon. The news

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