HSC pre-medical colleges poor result
No student of 19 colleges passed HSC pre-medical exams
Karachi, Aug 12: Not a single student belonging to as many as 19
colleges and higher secondary schools of the city was declared
successful in the Higher Secondary Certificate, Part-II, Science group
(pre-medical) annual examinations-2010 results which were announced by
the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Tuesday.
Statistics provided by the BIEK shows that the educational institutions
whose performance remained abysmal in the examinations include four
government colleges, seven public sector higher secondary schools and
eight private colleges.
Moreover, there are 15 colleges and
higher secondary schools whose not more than 10 per cent students passed
in the examinations.
These institutions include 10 government
colleges, three private higher secondary schools and one private college
and one private higher secondary school.
institutions whose pass percentage in the examinations remained zero per
cent are: Govt Degree College for Boys (7D/2), North Karachi; MW Inter
College; Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Green-belt Area,
Mehmoodabad; Pakistan Steel Mashal Intermediate College; Govt Degree
Science, Arts and Commerce College, Murad Memon Goth; Liaquat College of
Management and Sciences; Ashrafi Intermediate College, Gulshan-i-Iqbal;
Govt Degree Science College, Malir, Saudabad; Govt Girls Higher
Secondary School, Landhi No.1; Govt Boys Higher Secondary School No-2,
'K' Area Korangi; Allama Iqbal Govt Boys Higher Secondary School, Sohrab
Goth; Govt Boys and Girls Higher Secondary School, Haji Nathoo, Malir;
Govt Comprehensive Boys Higher Secondary School, Korangi-3; Recknor's
College of Management and Computer Science; MTI Higher Secondary School;
Tariq Bin Ziad College, Shah Faisal Colony; Govt Degree Boys College,
Sham Pir, Baba Bhit; Dhaka College of Information Technology and Govt
Boys Comprehensive Higher Secondary School, Azizabad, Federal B' Area.
When BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai was contacted to know
what action the board would take against these schools and colleges, he
said that initially their affiliation with the BIEK would be suspended
and if the management of such institutions failed to give any
satisfactory answer in reply to the show-cause notices which were being
issued to them then their affiliation would certainly be cancelled.
"Currently an exercise was under way at the board to check whether the
educational institutions whose students' pass percentage was zero in the
2009 annual examinations and it remained the same in the 2010
examinations also," he said, adding that if it was found that an
institution's pass percentage had remained zero in both the
examinations, then stern action would definitely be taken against them
in accordance with the board's rules.
Prof Zai said that
although the BIEK could suspend affiliation of any educational
institution whose students' pass percentage in exams remained below 30
per cent, most government colleges whose performance in the past year's
examinations remained abysmal had attributed it to a shortage of
He, however, said that all those educational
institutions whose students' pass percentage in the 2010 examinations
remained 30 per cent or below would be asked to improve their
performance through show-cause notices which soon be issued to them. Dawn
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KU suffers due to lackadaisical attitude of teachers, staff
Karachi: Reflecting the moral decline that has crept
in the society, teachers and other employees at the University of
Karachi (KU) are emulating the negative aspects of it and have been
dragging the university into a dark abyss.
There was a time, as
recent as in the tenure of VC Dr Abdul Wahab, when the VCs would visit
the departments and see if the teachers were delivering their lectures.
Currently, despite requests from many well-wishers of the university,
the VC refuses to visit the departments.
The permanent faculty,
especially the senior professors, manage to bring out time tables that
put the cooperative teachers, apparently 'KU's beasts of burden', in the
first and second periods while they chill out at their homes within the
Pro VC Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi came straight to the point, "I am very sorry to see the teachers
and employees not coming to work on time. I used to visit various
departments when I was the dean of the Science Faculty and made sure
that teachers start coming to their departments on time. It did work
then." However, Dr Kazmi says that now she is too busy to repeat her
President Karachi University Teachers Society
(KUTS) Dr Abid Hasnain condemned the practice of absenteeism among the
teachers. "There could be no other opinion about this. Unfortunately
there is lack of ownership when work is involved. We own it only when we
want to get things ñ salaries, perks, etc. We remind other of their
duties while remembering our rights only!" he said sarcastically. Dr
Hasnain said that performing their duties well was of 'prime importance'
but the teachers forget this point mostly. He blasted the lack of
accountability culture in the university. "No one is accountable, be it
the VC or the peon. KU employees want their rights without realising
their responsibilities. The university is lamenting about the financial
crunch but money is being spent lavishly," he further said.
student at the Science Faculty complained about the lack of interest
shown by the teachers. "Sometimes classes are not held because the
'weather is pleasant' while on other times the teacher is 'not in a mood
to teach'. Sometimes the senior teachers are sitting in their cozy
rooms and do not even bother to tell the students that they will not
deliver the lecture. It is very disgusting. We come from far off places
in the city to KU and end up facing this dilemma," he said.
Cooperative Teacher, requesting anonymity said that she has
seen closed class rooms in different departments. "The office would not
be opened at 8:30 am and classes, when opened, have the garbage piles
and a nauseating smell. It is pathetic. The chairpersons do not bother
to look into these matters. They are not in the department before 10:00
am. It is so discomforting. Who will correct this mess?" she questioned.
the Registrar KU has taken note of the absence of resident teaching and
non-teaching staff from their duties during the law and order
situation. In a notification issued by him, the registrar has urged the
teaching and non teaching staff to start coming to their departments and
offices on time.
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KU activates Disaster Management Volunteer Corps
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has activated
its Disaster Management Volunteer Corps (KUDMVC) to help provide relief
to flood victims across the country.
The KUDMVC held a meeting on
Wednesday and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, urged the
students and faculty members to come forward to help their countrymen
reeling under the effects of worst ever floods. Director Institute of
Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA) Dr Jameel Kazmi gave a briefing
on the current situation of floods and said that the most of affectees
belonged to the lower income group.
A large number of students
showed interest in working voluntarily and they urged the KU should play
its role in helping the affected people. It was decided that small
groups of KU volunteers will work under the supervision of their
teachers, chairpersons and deans to raise funds for the flood victims.
was decided that the collected aid will be kept in the Beit-ul-Maal of
KU and to keep transparency in the distribution of the aid, the
students, teachers and non-teaching staff will themselves take it to the
flood victims in the affected areas.
The first group of the KUDMVC along with the first consignment of aid will visit the interior Sindh on Saturday.
timings: The registrar University of Karachi (KU) has announced that
the working hours of the University of Karachi during Ramzan will be
from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Registrar KU Professor Kaleem Raza Khan
has requested the members of the teaching and administrative staff,
students and others to observe the sanctity of the holy month of Ramzan
on the university premises. All canteens and food stalls will remain
closed throughout the day. No food and drinks will be supplied to anyone
from the hostel canteens/mess during the fasting period. The only
exception will be made upon showing the certificate of a senior medical
officer in case of illness. The news
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