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September 2 new deadline for college admissions
Karachi, Aug 28: The deadline for submitting admission forms under the new Sindh
E-Centralised College Admission Programme (SECCAP) has been extended for
the fourth time, announced its chairman Prof Dr Nasir Ansar.
who is also the director-general of colleges in Sindh, said the last
date for the submission of online and manual placement forms to the
designated branches of Sindh Bank for admissions to Class XI in the
government colleges of Karachi had been extended to September 2 from
The online system was introduced on July 27 but
later it was made optional following protests by students and parents
over the cumbersome procedure for applying for a place in colleges.
It aims to eventually replace the Centralised Admission Policy, which had been devised in 2000 for admissions to Class XI.
the new admission policy, candidates have to fill out the admission
form online, print it out and then submit it to the nearest branch of
The authorities require from the candidates
to download the brochure and then select the colleges they want to study
in. Once filled out and submitted, the choices mentioned cannot be
changed or reverted.
The form has to be submitted with a fee of Rs60, and photocopies of the admit card and the mark sheet. The news
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Name: mahnoor khan
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"Can i submits admission forms online?"
Name: Sajid ali naini
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ICAP opens satellite office
Karachi: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
inaugurated its satellite office in Gujranwala on Wednesday. ICAP
President Naeem Akhtar Sheikh inaugurated the newly developed office
said a press release, further adding that the institute decided to
exploit this area of opportunity solely for the privilege of our valued
members, students and the profession of Chartered Accountancy adding to
the existing network of 7,000 members and 20,000 registered students. Daily times
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Online college admission system tests everyone's patience
Karachi: Hundreds of aspiring candidates and their parents protested outside the
education secretariat on Wednesday against the new college admission
policy, the Sindh E-Centralised College Admission Programme (SECCAP).
They demanded from the Sindh governor and the chief minister to intervene in the matter to replace the "useless" online system.
called for bringing the old CAP system back under which admissions
forms could be obtained and submitted directly at bank branches.
parents and students criticised education secretary Fazalullah Pechuho
for having favoured a certain bank which had only 50 branches across the
city, with most of them being in district South. They claimed that
finding the bank branch in another part of the city was difficult and
was made more cumbersome by the callous attitude of its staff.
Sindh Bank, authorised to collect SECCAP forms does not operate in
areas including Orangi, Shah Faisal Colony, Surjani and North Karachi.
There is hardly one branch each on Malir and Landhi areas, besides a
couple of others in Korangi, considered to be the most-populous areas of
Parents and students were angry having to pay
between Rs200 and Rs300 first to get the admission form printed and then
pay another Rs60 as bank services. Under the old system the whole
process cost them only about Rs60.
Though the education
department had decided to put out brochures for sale - as it does every
year from Monday, the Sindh Bank does not have enough branches in the
city to cater to thousands of students seeking admission in colleges and
higher secondary schools.
The tedious logistics
its induction earlier this year, the new admission policy has been
widely criticised by parents, teachers, students and educationists alike
who argue that it makes seeking admission in government institutions
Under the new online application system, students had to fill out and submit the form online.
move caused widespread uproar because a large number of students
seeking admission in government institutions do own or operate
computers, they have to seek outside help.
department then decided that students could print out the forms from the
website but then submit at branches of Sindh Bank.
They can either submit their applications online or a print out at the bank branch, not both.
the students complain that clerks at colleges ask for bribes while
Photostat shops charged more than their usual rates.
its attempt to mitigate the situation and 'help' the students, Sindh
education minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro had extended the deadline for
submission of admission forms by three days, from August 22 to August
25. The minister had claimed that the decision had been taken to
facilitate students facing difficulties going about the new admission
This was the second three-day extension in the
deadline. The original deadline for submitting admission forms had been
Admissions to colleges and higher secondary
school began about 22 days ago, so far various branches of the Sindh
Bank have received around 44,000 forms under the SECCAP.
last year, out of the more than 100,000 available forms, almost a
quarter, nearly 25,000 were submitted from areas including Orangi,
Korangi, Landhi, Malir and Shah Faisal Colony, where the Sindh Bank does
has only about four branches. Students from these areas now have to run
to other parts of the city for their college admission.
total of 102,950 seats are up for grabs in six faculties: around 38,240
seats in commerce, 24,935 in pre-engineering, 18,780 in humanities,
18,695 in pre-medical, 1,700 in computer science and 600 seats in home
On the other hand, till last year banks
used to submit daily reports of the number of forms received to the
colleges' directorate and the figures used to be shared with the media
and relevant authorities. But this year, the bank seems to be keeping
the information to itself and no one really knows how many forms have
been sold or submitted.
Brains behind SECCAP
education department's additional secretary for general administration,
Rehan Baloch, who is said to be the right hand of education secretary
Pechuho - known to his peers as a "one-man show" - is rumoured to be the
person behind the introduction of the online admission system. However,
both the education secretary and Baloch are on leave and unavailable to
comment over the matter.
However, before their departure
both had claimed that the old Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) was
leading to embezzlement of more than Rs70 million and this was why it
had become necessary to revise the system of college admissions.
old CAP system had been devised in 2000 to "put an end to the culture
of bullying and political interference" but no audit was ever conducted
in this regard. Last year, the total collections from the sale of
admission forms (hardcopies of college application forms) was around Rs6
million, out of which Rs2.6 million was paid to Pakistan Security
Printing Corporation Limited, Rs1.2 million to Board of Secondary
Education Karachi and Rs1 million were spent in lieu of other
The Habib Bank Limited used to receive Rs25
per form but then tender for services was then awarded to Meezan Bank
which collected Rs12 per form. Now the Sindh Bank receives Rs11 on the
sale of each college admission form.
Baloch has been
holding four posts, including two as chairman of purchase committees of
Sindh Education Foundation and the provincial education department and
planning and development and chairman of the Sindh Teachers' Education
Development Authority. Though he was also promoted to grade-21, he was
reverted to his old position on court orders.
SECCAP violates laws
education department's steering committee had met earlier this year and
had decided that college admission this year would be held under the
According to law, no changes could be made at
any stage until and unless approved by the steering committee itself.
The decisions taken by this committee of education experts and officials
are not to be overruled or amended.
The CAP system used
to be supervised by director-general of colleges in Sindh, Prof Dr Nasir
Ansar, who is now a "dummy chairman" of the new online admission
policy. Sources said that he and his 17-member team were completely
sidelined while deciding to implement the new college admission system.
to the committee, for this very reason, it did not hold the customary
press conference this year to announce the schedule of admissions and
the procedure – a practice that has been maintained since 2000.
have been receiving directions by the Sindh provincial education
secretariat and we are following them. We do not know what they want to
do," they claimed.
Meanwhile, office bearers of the Sindh
Professors and Lecturers Association said that education
secretary Pechuho was a one-man show, unaware of ground realities. "This
cannot be tolerated at all. It will cause great damage to the
province's education system," they said.
Words of advice
parents protesting outside the education secretariat on Wednesday
advised Pechuho to guide the education policy rather than enforcing
unilateral decisions. They were of the view that the regional director
colleges should have been given the authority of dealing with college
admissions and decisions should be made in public interest.
They said the new SECCAP system was full of errors and had been brought into effect without doing proper homework.
educationists also believed that the online system of submitting
college applications in Karachi had been a complete failure.
Sindh education department should study the causes of its failure and
gradually introduce new methods after consulting with education experts
to the avoid mess which has been created this year, said officials the
Sindh Professors and Lecturers' Association, Sindh Teacher's Forum,
Government College Principals Association and Taleem Bachao Action
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Top students decry political interference
Karachi: The presence and influence of youth political wings in colleges seems to be
the most pressing issue for students, who actually want to concentrate
on their studies. For some, however, it is the dearth of or lax attitude
of teachers and the consequent increase in popularity of private
After the announcement of the Intermediate
pre-engineering results on Thursday, we spoke with the position
holders to get their views on what really ails our higher education
The result of these efforts, unfortunately, was a
seemingly common consensus over the adverse impact of the political
student wings operational in almost all major colleges of the city.
Sunain Hasan, a student of Government Delhi College who clinched first
position in the Science Pre-Engineering Group, said that political
interference at the management and teaching levels was the greatest
problem for him and his fellow students. "There simply should not be any
sort of external pressure or involvement in the educational institutes,
at least at the intermediate level," he said.
plans on applying for admission at the NED University's mechanical
engineering department, was all praise for his teachers. "Despite the
problems they constantly face, our teachers worked with utter dedication
to help and guide us," he said.
For Khuzaima Sohail
Salat, the joint third-position holder from DJ Sindh Government Science
College, there is no place for politics and related activities at
educational institutes. "If the state of our colleges is to be improved,
these political student organisations must be barred. At least, they
should be stopped from forcefully trying to induct students who have no
interest in such activities," he said.
However, he also
lauded the extra effort put in by teachers to help students. "They were
always willing to give additional time to students after regular
classes. That has helped a lot of students."
Salik Salam, a student of Adamjee Government Science College who came in
second, said that tuitions or private coaching had helped many students
improve their grades.
"As college classes usually start
later in the year, students often enrol for tuitions to help cover the
lengthy courses. I also took tuitions for maths and physics. No one
wants to lose marks in the annual examinations," he said, adding that
the stigma attached to private coaching must end.
other joint third-position holder, Ayesha Mehboob, offered a differing
perspective over the need and popularity of tuitions. "What we really
need is for the education department and other concerned authorities to
seriously look into why teachers are not doing their jobs," said the
student of PECHS Government College for Women who is aiming for
admission in NUST.
Hira Salman, a student of Bahria
College Karsaz who secured first position in the Science General Group,
asserted that the power crisis remains the biggest hurdle for students.
the constant outages, she said, it was extremely difficult for students
to concentrate and study at a stretch. "However, I worked hard and did
all in my power to prepare for the exams. Thankfully, it has all paid
off and now I am hopeful of being able to study at a reputed institute."
also had some words of advice for fellow students and upcoming
professionals. "We must all follow our hearts and minds when deciding
what we want to study or where we want to work. The trends of the job
markets must not matter," she said.
Another student of
the PECHS Government College for Women, Pareesa Bashir, secured second
position in the group. Acknowledging that she was not the most regular
of students at college, she said the key to her success lay in affording
time to studies when it mattered.
Both girls also expressed their dislike for on-campus political activities and called for efforts to curb their influence.
third-placed Mohammad Mudasir of the College of Emerging Technologies
said the experience of the intermediate examinations, for him, was an
eye-opener with regards to the state of the local system.
completed my matriculation from the Aga Khan Board. That was a much
better examination system with regards to courses and facilities,
including examination venues," he said.
"I believe that
involvement in such matters at this stage of life will be harmful for
any student. We are at an age where academics, not politics, should be
our main focus." The news
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