Karachi HSSC part-II exams 2009 poor result
Zero pass percentage for 45 institutions in HSC exams
Karachi, Aug 24: Not a single student of the pre-engineering and science general
groups from 45 educational institutes in the city has passed the Higher
Secondary School Certificate Part-II Annual Examinations-2009.
of the pre-engineering group results issued by the Board of Intermediate
Education Karachi showed that the pass percentage of 21 institutes, including
three government and 12 private colleges and three government and private higher
secondary schools each, remained zero. In the general group exams, the pass
percentage of 24 institutes, including a government college, 19 private
colleges, and four government higher secondary schools, remained zero.
Similarly, the performance of 47 other colleges and higher secondary
schools remained abysmally low, with the pass percentage of pre-engineering
students from 34 institutes and that of general group from 13 colleges at less
than 20. A further break-up of figures shows that the 34 institutes with very
poor performance included seven private and 21 government colleges, and one
private and five government higher secondary schools. It was found that most
government colleges, which failed to perform well in both the exams, were
located in the low-income localities or in the suburbs of the metropolis and
perhaps that was the reason senior teachers managed to avoid getting posted
there, leaving students of the respective colleges to be taught by junior
"Isn't it an irony that on the one hand the intake of these
colleges consists of the students who obtained B, C, D and E grades in their
school exams and on the other they are taught by teachers with experience less
than those posted in the so-called prestigious colleges or those located in the
heart of the city despite the fact that the intake of such colleges comprises
A-1 and A graders," remarked a senior professor who wished not to be named.
He said it was beyond his comprehension why people at the helm in the
education department hesitated in transfer of teachers from one college to
another despite the government rules that say teachers can be posted in other
colleges if they have completed their three years of service in one college.
He was of the view that the colleges which give admissions to low grade
students and which are located in city's suburbs could never perform better in
future as well if qualified senior teachers were not posted there. A massive
reshuffle of teachers by ensuring that every college had both senior and junior
teachers would however yield some positive results, he added.
there is a general trend among teachers that they get posted in the prestigious
colleges to enjoy instant fame so that their private tuitions become more
lucrative," he remarked.
He also cited shortage of teachers, overcrowded
classrooms, ill-equipped laboratories and a short academic session as
responsible for such poor performance of government institutions.About the
private colleges with dismal performance in the exams, he said that there was a
mushroom growth of private educational institutions charging exorbitant fees,
but there was no proper mechanism in place to check their performance and
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Accord signed with Chinese varsity
Guangzhou (China): President Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that
Pakistan wanted to benefit from Chinese research in agriculture to adopt better
farm practices and feed a burgeoning population of over 170 million.
During a visit to the South China Agricultural University, the president
said he wanted farmers in Pakistan to make optimum utilisation of their land.
He said Pakistan needed disease-resistant and high-yield hybrid seeds to
overcome food shortage.
The president stressed the need for exchange of
students between the two countries and enrolment of more Pakistanis in Chinese
The 100-year-old university is spread over 550 hectares
and has 41,000 students, including 60 from Pakistan.
Vice-President Liao Ming said it was carrying out research on various varieties
Later, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the
Chinese university and the Sindh Agriculture University in Tando Jam to work on
cooperative and collaborative projects in agricultural education, research,
training and outreach.
The areas of cooperation will include
agricultural engineering, animal and veterinary sciences, information
technology, natural resources and environmental management.
covers capacity building and training of researchers and teaching staff,
modernisation and upgrading of laboratories and setting up new laboratories to
undertake research at the Tando Jam university.
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JUI-F warns against raids on seminaries
Peshawar: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has warned the government
against the arrests of party workers, religious scholars and raids on seminaries
in different parts of the country particularly in southern districts of NWFP.
The party provincial executive council met here Sunday with Senator Gul
Naseeb Khan in the chair, said a press release. It said that that the council
discussed the prevailing political situation and finalised schedule for the
forthcoming conference on protection of seminaries and mosques.
two-day conference would start in Peshawar from October 3 and religious scholars
and party workers from across the country would attend the event.
decided that party leaders would visit all the 24 districts of NWFP and set up
various committees. The party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and other central
leaders are likely to address the conference.
The council warned the
federal and provincial governments to release all detained ulema and JUI workers
immediately. The JUI would launch a movement if government did not change its
indifferent attitude, the council warned. Dawn
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