Intermediate pre-medical exams result 2009
Inter pre-medical results: 114 colleges show dismal performance this year
Karachi, Aug 15: The pass percentage of as many as 114 colleges, including 69
government colleges, of the city in the Intermediate science (pre-medical)
annual examinations-2009 remained below 30 per cent. The performance of 43
colleges - 29 government-run and 14 private - appeared to be so abysmal that
their pass percentage was between 10 and zero.
A cursory look at the
statistics of the results shows that not a single student of a large number of
government and private colleges and higher secondary schools could get through
the examination in A1 or A grade.
More than 15,500 candidates belonging
to 192 (123 government-run and 69 private) colleges appeared in the examination
conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK). Around 12,650
of the candidates were female and 3,319 male candidates.
dismal performance to a shortage of teachers and overcrowding in the colleges'
classrooms, officials of the provincial education department and senior
professors maintained that one should not expect better performance from
government colleges as long as these issues remained unresolved.
the city's regional director (colleges), Prof Ms Munawwar Shafiq, was asked to
comment, she said there were several factors behind the poor performance of
government colleges but the major one was a shortage of teachers.
was, however, reluctant to recount other factors.
President of the Sindh
Professors and Lecturers Association, Karachi chapter, Prof Ather Hussain Mirza
mentioned a few which included overcrowding of classrooms, insufficient funds
for undertaking experiments in laboratories and a decreasing number of academic
Giving a rough estimate, he said there was a shortage of around
1,300 to 1,400 teachers in government colleges of the city. Besides, he added,
the existing SNE (sanctioned new establishment) of various colleges was approved
long ago when the number of students per class used to be quite less than the
current average of 120. "Although it is mandatory under the board's calendar
that the ratio of students in a class should not be above 1:80, the condition is
often overlooked as 120 students are being admitted to first-year classes in the
city's government colleges for the last two years," he pointed out.
Mirza observed that owing to the shortage of teachers neither teachers nor
students could manage to complete the syllabus in an academic year.
reply to a question, he said there was a shortage of English, Urdu, Physics and
Chemistry teachers, besides those for different commerce subjects.
Describing the government colleges' laboratory funds as insufficient for
experiments, he said that since the funds were released by the education
department in two instalments (in June and December each year) the amount
released in June often got lapsed, for colleges remained unable to invite
tenders for chemicals and lab equipment by the end of the financial year.
Endorsing Prof Mirza's views, Karachi SPLA secretary Prof Iftikhar Azmi
said there was also an acute shortage of teachers for social sciences, civics
and general history in government colleges. He remarked that performance of
government college students could not improve until the issue was resolved once
and for all.
"wish you very good luck to all karachiite students for upcoming exams. may Allah bring all parents dreamz come true. may Allah raise ALL FATHERS heads and voice in society for their SONS & DOTERS"
Name: zeeshan choudhry
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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Call to extend KU suppl exam forms date
Karachi: A large number of students who failed in bachelors of arts and
commerce annual exams last year will not be able to sit in the supplementary
exams next month, because the exam forms are unavailable at many colleges and
the last date fixed for submission of the exam forms will expire today (Aug 15).
If the University of Karachi does not extend the forms' submission date,
thousands of college students will remain deprived of a chance to clear their
exams which are scheduled to begin in the middle of September.
students have complained that they visited the offices of their respective
colleges to acquire the supplementary exam forms in vain. They claimed that
every time they had to return disappointedly after administration officials told
them that they had run out of the forms they brought from the university, while
the university had not provided more forms despite the official request
According to a rough estimate, over 24,748 regular
students (18,771 BCom candidates and 5,977 BA candidates), who failed to clear
their annual examinations-2008, are likely to appear in the forthcoming
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Flag-hoisting ceremony held at KU
Karachi: A at the flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the campus of
the University of Karachi (KU). The university's vice-chancellor Dr Pirzada
Qasim Raza Siddiqui said that Pakistan came into being after thousands of
sacrifices. Addressing the crowd at the flag hoisting ceremony at the campus, he
said that Quaid-e-Azam diverted the powers of Muslim nation towards the way of
freedom, but after the independence this spirit declined, resulting in
individual development instead of the nation's upbringing. "In the last few
years, our nation consciously chose the path of unity and, with mutual
integrity, brought in light the pros and cons of the society and tried to defy
This is an identity of living nations because the quality of good
leadership is to make more leaders and not to make more followers," he said. The
ceremony was organised by KU Registrar Prof Rais Alvi and KU Campus Advisor Dr
Khalid Iraqi. Department heads and deans including Prof Shamsuddin, Prof D
Abuzar Wajidi, Prof Saeed Akhtar Siddiqui, Prof Wassimuddin, and Prof Shahana
Urooj Kazmi along with other teachers, staffers and a large number of students
were present at the ceremony. ppi
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Meanwhile, a number of candidates of the Secondary School Certificate (Part-II) annual
examinations-2009, whose results were withheld by the Board of Secondary
Education Karachi on account of incomplete documents or on charges of unfair
means, complained that the board had not issued the result-sheets so far though
they had filed the required documents and the board had cleared them of the
charges after scrutiny.
They apprehended that they would not be able to
get admissions as the last date fixed by the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP)
committee for submission of admission forms would expire today (Aug 15).
The students urged the authorities to extend the deadline to facilitate
their admissions. Dawn
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PAF Air War College graduation ceremony
Karachi: A graduation ceremony was held at PAF Air War College to award the
certificates to the graduates of No 51 Senior Command and Staff Course. Air
Marshal Waseem ud Din, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Admin) was the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest awarded the certificates and trophies to the graduating
Airmen. Wing Commander Fawad Zahir was awarded the top graduate trophy for
overall best performance. While addressing the graduating Airmen, the chief
guest said, "PAF is in the phase of transformation and in coming years,
technology-intensive platforms and weapons would be inducted.
To allow smooth
influx of technology and its optimal utilisation, it is imperative that the PAF
personnel are trained on modern lines. Therefore, efforts are being made in all
the realms of training to educate the PAF personnel with sound intellectual
capacities so that they could carry out their future tasks in an efficient
manner. The induction of high-tech technology coupled with well-trained manpower
will transform PAF into a very potent force, second to none".
Earlier, on his
arrival at the Air War College, the Chief Guest was received by Commandant Air
War College Air Vice Marshal Tubrez Asif.
PAF Air War College is the premier
institution of Pakistan Air Force, where mid level officers of Pakistan Armed
Forces and friendly countries are prepared for assumption of key Command &
Staff appointments. The nation
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