Karachi colleges first year admissions
First year admissions yet to gain momentum
Karachi, Aug 23: The process of admissions to first year classes in the
city's public sector colleges and higher secondary schools under the
Centralised Admissions Policy has so far received a lukewarm response
from fresh matriculates.
That the admissions process is moving
at a snail's pace is evident from the fact that the CAP committee has
received only 30,000 placement forms despite the passage of second
deadline on Friday, although the number of students who have passed
their matric examinations this year from the Board of Secondary
Education Karachi (BSEK) alone is over 107,000.
are around 5,000 more aspirants and they include 'O' level students and
those students who have passed their examinations from the Sindh Board
of Technical Education, Karachi, and other than Karachi boards plus the
matriculates of the past year.
The process of admissions to
first-year classes in the city's government colleges and higher
secondary schools had initially begun on July 23, but since then, only
10,000 placement forms were received till Aug 13 which was earlier fixed
as the deadline. The CAP committee extended the deadline for applying
for admissions till Aug 20.
However, the response from
candidates has been poor even after the expiry of the second deadline
(Aug 20) fixed for receiving the placement forms as, according to the
director-general (Colleges) Sindh, Prof Nasir Ansar, the number of
placement forms received by the CAP committee till Friday was just over
Date extended once again
The D-G Colleges, who
is also the chairman of the CAP committee, has now once again extended
the date for submitting placement forms till Aug 24 so as to provide yet
another opportunity to students who have not yet been able to submit
their placement forms despite the passage of two deadlines.
citied the city's poor law and order situation and a delayed issuance of
mark-sheets to students by the BSEK as the two main reasons behind
receiving just 30,000 placement forms in the past 27 days (from July 23
to Aug 20).
However, he expressed the hope that the process of
admissions would now gain momentum as now more and more admission
seekers were thronging banks to purchase and submit the placement forms.
Admitting that the process of admissions to the city's
government colleges and higher secondary schools had been delayed to a
great extent because of the city's poor law and order situation and
delayed issuance of mark-sheets by the BSEK, Prof Ansar said that
all-out efforts would be made to ensure that it was completed before the
commencement of the ensuing academic session scheduled for Sept 6 with
the holding of first year classes.
Meanwhile, other academics
and a number of senior college teachers who had been associated with the
CAP committees in the recent past said that there were other causes
responsible for receiving hardly 30 per cent of placement forms in the
past 27 days and these included insufficient number of seats available
in different faculties such as science (pre-engineering) and computer
science; the shortage of teaching staff in the public sector colleges,
which they said, was the main cause responsible for fast-deteriorating
standards of education in the public sector colleges.
Describing the present Centralised Admissions Policy as "the private
sector colleges friendly policy", a senior government college professor
said that "it is really a matter of serious concern that in a city where
around 80,000 candidates used to apply for admissions to government
colleges under the CAP, only 30,000 students have applied for admissions
despite the passage of two deadlines".The other reason behind the slow
pace of admissions process is that a large number of students living in
the Orangi and Qasba Colony areas have not been able to complete the
formalities required for submitting the placement forms as both the
localities have remained in the grip of tension and fear for a long
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Schools, colleges housing thousands of affectees
Peshawar: Whenever some disaster hits the country or crisis grips it
especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the shape of catastrophic flash floods
or military operations against terrorists, the government always resorts
to utilising buildings of schools and colleges as a temporary shelter
to the displaced families.
In the absence of the resources the
government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been facing numerous disasters or
crises like earthquake, military operation against anti-state elements
and now the calamity of flash floods. The government has the first and
the last option to accommodate the internally displaced persons in the
government-run schools' buildings, as they have no other resources to
establish alternate shelters for settling the migrants.
In the recent
past military operation, about 3million people were displaced from
their respective areas in Malakand division, particularly from volatile
Swat valley. Majority of the displaced persons were accommodated in
schools and colleges buildings in Nowshera, Charsadda, Swabi, Mardan,
and Peshawar districts.
For that purpose about all the educational
institutions across the province were closed 15 days before the
beginning of summer vacation aimed at to provide safe shelter to these
Although the government had also set up camps for the IDPs
but that were not sufficient. The IDPs in the camps were facing
numerous problems like shortage of the drinking water, electricity,
bath-rooms and poor arrangements to save them from the scorching heat in
the month of June. The tents installed at the camps had not adequate
capacity to prevent the people inside from the heat.
The IDPs who
had stayed in the buildings of the educational institutions were a bit
relaxed as compared to those dwelt in the tented camps because there
were already the system of drinking water, electricity, proper rooms,
cool shadow of the trees, playgrounds, where children of the IDPs were
The summer vacation in the educational institutions at that time was
extended for some days for the sake of the IDPs living there. The
schools and colleges were reopened when all the IDPs had returned to
their native towns. Currently the buildings of the educational
institutions are usefully utilized in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by
accommodating the flood affected persons after the devastating
record-breaking flash foods hit the Swat, Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Shangla,
Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Buner, Battagram and other parts of the
province. Presently, around 65,000 displaced persons are accommodated in
around 554 government schools. So far around 30, 000 affected people
have taken shelter in the 176 schools in Charsadda, which is the worse
affected district. In Nowshera, 22052 displaced persons have taken
shelter 162 schools.
The number of the displaced people being
accommodated in the 80 schools have reached to 8000. In Swat the number
of the affected people taking shelter in the schools are 3000, Mardan
611, in Swabi 752, in Bannu 428, in Dera Ismail Khan 280, in Lakki 400,
in Malakand 134, in Shangla 90, in Kohat 66.
Similarly, the 27,000
schools in province are turned to the polling stations during the
general elections. It is worth mentioning that a small number of
families had also taken shelters in the surviving school building after
the disastrous earthquake in 2005 that had severely hit parts of the
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the then NWFP and Azad Kashmir areas. The nation
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UoP teachers seek pay raise
Peshawar: The Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA)
has demanded the government and Higher Education Commission (HEC) to
implement the decision of 50 per cent increase in the salary of the
In a press statement issued here on
Sunday, PUTA president Dr Johar Ali said non-implementation of the
decision was creating unrest among the teachers.
Dr Ali said
staff of the university was hoping the increase in their salary to cope
with the ever rising inflation at earliest, but they were not
disappointed. Many staffers, who belong to the flood affected areas,
have also lost their houses in the recent devastating floods, the
He demanded the HEC to immediately release the
funds to the universities so that salaries of the teachers could be
raised. The government has cited lack of funds as an impediment in
implementing the decision. Dawn
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