Colleges admissions: Delay in issuance of mark-sheets
Delay in issuance of mark-sheets hits college admissions
Karachi, Aug 05: Most students who have obtained the placement forms for college
admissions are unable to submit the completed forms because they have not
received their mark-sheets of school exams so far while the admissions will
close on Aug 8, it has been reliably learnt.
Sources in the Centralised
Admission Policy committee said that more than 51,000 brochures containing
application forms for admissions to 123 government colleges in the city have
been sold so far. However, they said, most students who have passed the
secondary school certificate exams or O' Levels examinations despite obtaining
and filling in the placement forms could not submit them as they had not
received mark-sheets of their respective examinations so far.
process of admissions to first year classes had begun on July 28 with the sale
of brochures/placement forms and the last date fixed for the submission of forms
is Aug 8.
The sources said that the CAP committee might extend the
deadline for forms' submission in case the candidates who passed their matric
and O' Levels exams this year failed to submit their admission forms due to the
delay in the issuance of mark-sheets by Aug 8.
They said that though the
committee had allowed the sale of brochures/placement forms to the candidates
seeking college admissions in the absence of mark-sheets on showing admit cards
to the designated bank branches the annexation of mark-sheets along with
relevant documents was made mandatory at the time of forms' submission.
An admission committee member said that the candidates have been advised
to furnish their placement forms and mark-sheets along with two copies of each
document. Besides, each candidate must fill in all eight choices for colleges
and avoid leaving the spaces for choices blank while completing their placement
forms."It has been observed that a number of candidates have only filled in two
blank spaces while mentioning the names of the colleges of their choice," the
committee member said while referring to the forms already received by the
He said such candidates might face difficulties in
case the marks obtained by them in their secondary school certificate
examinations were below the cut-off marks of the two colleges of their choice.
The sources said that this year 17,800 more students, mostly in the
faculty of commerce, would be accommodated in the government colleges in the
metropolis. The total number of seats available in the colleges for the new
academic session had been increased to 99,800 whereas in all 82,000 admissions
were given during the last academic session, they said. However, they regretted
that the students of commerce might face trouble because there was an acute
shortage of teachers in the faculty in several government colleges in the city. Dawn
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YMSS staff protest, express no-confidence in probe team
Karachi, Aug 05: Enraged employees of the Yaqeen Model School System (YMSS)
lodged a protest outside Yaqeen Model School System (YMSS) Head Office on
Tuesday, and expressed no-confidence in the four-member probe committee that had
to investigate the fraud committed by the school system's chairman, Syed
Most of the protesting employees
demanded that a retired or serving judge of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and a
Grade-19 officer of the administration cadre should be inducted into the probe
committee. Meanwhile, Metropolitan School Administrator Faisal Rizwan, who was
named as a member of the probe committee, did not appear on Tuesday when other
committee members reached the Head Office to meet with the demonstrators.
The demonstrating YMSS staff slammed the Directorate of Private
Institutions, Sindh (DPIS), claiming that it was almost ridiculous that the YMSS
administration was running nine braches, and only two of them were registered.
They alleged that DPIS officials did not conduct physical visits to these
schools, and therefore ground realities were not ascertained. They also
questioned who allowed renaming of Yaqeen campuses, and further, permitted them
to run under their new name.
"Almost 80 people were working at the YMSS
Head Office, and collectively, they collected Rs1.4 million in salaries every
month," they said. However, they claimed that since April, the salaries
of these employees were not paid on time. On the other hand, favourites at the
office of the YMSS Chairman Secretariat did not have to worry about late
disbursal of their salaries.
The protestors reiterated that individuals
such as Geaty Aamir, commonly known as Aisha Aamir, Naheed Ansari, Ahmed
Obadullah, Ali, and Sohail Arshad at YMSS Chairman Secretariat continue to draw
handsome amounts in lieu of their salaries. They further alleged that despite
the announced downsizing in YMSS offices, five brand-new cars were also given to
the favourites on YMSS expenses.
According to the protestors, the YMSS
Head Office building was owned by the chairman's wife, while the chairman
"rented" the premises out to her on paper so as to save income tax. They further
alleged that the administration was paying Rs0.55 million per month for this
house, but failed to shell out the rent of the campus situated on Main
Shaheed-e-Millat Road, thereby accumulating a default of Rs4 million.
protestors revealed that one of the landlords, Muhammad Imran, had contacted
YMSS staff and asked them to bring their documents and applications on Monday.
"He was willing to pay our dues, but how much he pays us remains unclear," they
Female teachers of YMSS meanwhile revealed that they
have decided to launch another protest at the Head Office, most probably on
Thursday. According to these teachers, the new management had transferred some
female teachers from Campus II to Campus III, which they claimed was 'needless',
as teachers of those specific subjects were already available at Campus III.
It is worth noting that the grievances of YMSS employees are not new:
they held their first demonstration in July against the alleged injustices of
the chairman and administration, but back then, the management had sought the
help of the local police to control the situation.
In the most recent
case, teaching and non teaching staffs present during the demonstration were
called to the office of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal deputy district officer (DDO).
However, when the employees appeared at the office on Saturday, they found that
neither DDO Muhammad Khan nor did the complainant were present. The news
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School turned into 'poultry farm'
Larkana: The condition of schools, instead of improving is deteriorating
fast, as a portion of a middle school in Mahar Wada village is turned into a
The situation came to the fore when the District
Coordination Officer, Larkana, Muhammad Jaffer Abbasi and the EDO, Education,
Syed Rasool Bakhsh Shah paid a surprise visit to the school.
further dawned that two rooms were converted into poultry farm, one into Autaq
and three in shabby condition.
Besides, the Government Girls and the
Boys primary schools were closed but staff of all three schools was drawing
their salaries, regularly, said some sources.
The DCO was informed that
these schools were not functioning since long. He asked the villagers to
immediately vacate the school building or FIR would be lodged against them. Dawn
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