Schools' winter vacations | KU BSc enrolment
Sindh Schools' winter vacations from Monday
Karachi, Dec 19: The Sindh Education Department
has announced that winter vacations in all public and private institutions of
the province will commence from December 22.
As per the decisions taken
in the Steering Committee meeting and Inter Provincial Education Ministers
Conference, all schools, particularly private institutions of Sindh, will
observe winter vacations from December 22 to December 31. The Sindh Directorate
of Private Institutions has asked the management of private schools to strictly
follow the decision of the steering committee, after receiving numerous
complaints, from students and parents alike, that some elite private schools are
violating the official schedule. Daily Times
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Karachi University B.Sc enrolment, MA (Colleges) enrolment schedule
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) will accept the Enrolment forms and fee of B.Sc
Occupational Therapy for academic session 2007-08 from December 20 to January 9,
2009. A late fee of Rs500 in additional to normal fee of Rs1,000 will be charged
from Jan 10 to Jan 21.
Moreover, the university will accept the enrolment
forms and fee for MA (Colleges) for the academic session 2007-08 from December
20 to January 9, 2009 with the regular fee of Rs 1,000. A late fee of Rs500 will
be charged from Jan 10 to Jan 21, 2009. The KU has also announced the results of
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) annual examination-2008. According to
the statistics 16 candidates were enrolled, 15 appeared and 11 of them passed
the examination. The pass percentage was 73.3.
Academy of Sciences has awarded Prof. Dr M. Ajmal Khan as 'Distinguished
Scientist of the year 2008'. The News
KU tests for evening programme
Karachi: The aptitude tests for admission in the MCS, BSCS, BSSE
and MBA courses under the Karachi University's evening programme will be
conducted on Friday.
This was announced by Prof Dr M. Abuzar Wajidi,
director of the evening programme, in a statement issued here on
He said that the final results of the tests would be displayed
at the Silver Jubilee Gate of the university on Dec
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University of Sindh announced Buses schedule for admission seekers
Hyderabad: The director admissions, University of Sindh, has
announced that point buses will ply on Sunday at 8am from Sindh University Model
School, Hyderabad, via Hirabad, Latifabad and from Qasimabad via Qasim Chock to
facilitate candidates appearing in tests for admissions to bachelors and masters
degree evening programmes and MS and MPhil in different disciplines.
test will start at 10am at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Allama I.I. Kazi campus in Jamshoro.
Candidates who have submitted
admission forms under evening programme can collect their admit cards from Sindh
University Model School, Hyderabad on Saturday while admit cards to MS/MPhil
candidates will be issued at test centre on the same day up to 9am.
director has also announced that date for submission of admission forms
pertaining to MBA evening programme at Sindh University's Laar College, Badin,
has been extended up to Dec 27.
Entry tests will be conducted at the
college on Dec 30 and admit cards to candidates will be issued on Dec 29.
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'Libraries need to be patronised'
Karachi: Recalling some of the invaluable literary and historical
documents that in many cases lie buried unloved and uncared for in libraries
across Pakistan, senior documentary film-maker and scholar Obaidullah Baig urged
people to seek out these treasures and learn from them before they are lost to
the vagaries of time and human neglect.
"The tree has been planted. It
has borne fruit. But the fruit will not come to you," Mr Baig said while
speaking at a literary seminar held to observe the seventeenth anniversary of
the Defence Central Library on Thursday at the library's auditorium. The seminar
was titled "Library as a centre of knowledge and enlightenment in
Discussing his own experience, Mr Baig said that after
migrating from India following partition, he could not pursue a formal education
at university as he had to work for survival. Thus the library was his
university. Though he said this was no secret, it was a stunning disclosure for
those not in the know, especially considering the depth of his knowledge. "It is
all thanks to libraries."
He noted that one of the greatest historical
collections in the country was held by the department of archaeology, which had
now shifted to Islamabad. It was in this collection, he added, that he saw an
English-language newspaper cutting announcing the martyrdom of Tipu Sultan, six
months after the fact in 1799, which had affected him greatly.
collection he had also seen Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's accounts book, in
which the Quaid had kept a record of all donations people had made for the cause
of Pakistan. These ranged from a few annas to hundreds of thousands of rupees.
Mr Baig said that the Quaid would match the donations and when Ms Fatima Jinnah
protested at this, saying that the practice would bankrupt him, the Quaid
justified his actions by saying he did not want people to think he was
misappropriating public funds.
Mr Baig added that the fate of private
libraries in the country also seemed pretty grim, while many books that were
donated to educational institutions usually ended up being unceremoniously
dumped in some corner.
Senior journalist Ghazi Salahuddin said literary
activities could not prosper in an environment of intolerance where there was no
room for freedom of thought, freedom of conscience and the right of dissent. "We
lag far behind. Society has not been kind to its writers and thinkers," he
He added that though the nation's biggest problem was poverty,
intellectual poverty was just as destabilising and was perhaps the reason for
our material and financial woes.
"Books should also question and
challenge our beliefs" he said, adding that a holistic approach based on
providing quality education to all was the best solution. Mr Salahuddin pointed
out that books should be read for pleasure as how a society spent its leisure
time was an indicator of how civilised it was.
Syed Ali Raza, head of a
local bank, who was the chief guest, said that educated youth should be
encouraged to stay in Pakistan as "what use are libraries without people?" He
also pointed out the paradox of the media, saying that though it provided a
flood of information, it had become the "opiate of young people", as television,
video games and DVDs were devouring young people's time, which did not allow
them any time for books. He added that this was happening all over the world and
was not unique to Pakistan.
Syed Rafat Hussain Naqvi, secretary of the
library, delivered the opening remarks while Najam-ul-Islam Rishi, acting
administrator of the DHA, gave the concluding remarks.
celebrations of the library, which will continue till Dec 20, were kicked off
before the seminar with the inauguration of a book fair. Dawn
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