Class 9 and 10 students hard time, no books available
Students, teachers in a quandary over 155-day session, books non-availability
Karachi, Feb 19: A large number of Class IX and X students may have a
hard time doing well in the annual examinations across Sindh, as the provincial
education department has so far neither ensured the availability of book-II of
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to them nor curtailed the syllabus despite
the fact that the current academic year comprises 155 days, which is the
shortest session in the country's history.
Even senior school teachers,
who are usually assigned the task of setting papers for Class IX and X, will
find it extremely difficult to cover the entire syllabus while setting papers
particularly when the exam pattern has also been changed this
According to the new pattern of examinations for Class IX, theory
papers will comprise 20 per cent objective-type, 50 per cent short and 30 per
cent descriptive answers. Under this pattern, the theory paper will carry 85
marks as against 75 marks carried by them in previous years, while the practical
examination marks have been reduced from 25 to 15 marks.
professors said that since the education department has failed to ensure the
availability of book-II of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, students taking
their matriculation examinations this year would face immense difficulty in
intermediate classes where book-III of various subjects was being taught. The
students who could not go through book-II of the subjects would be unable to do
well in their college exams.
The current academic year for schools that
began on August 16 will end by March 15 so that the new academic session could
commence on April 1. As such it is mandatory upon all schools to complete the
entire process of examinations of Class I to VIII students by March 31 while all
the secondary educational boards of the province are supposed to conduct the
Class IX and X annual examinations from March 20.
The current academic
year initially shrunk to seven months (210 days) as against the normal academic
session of around eight-and-a-half months (240/250 days) in the wake of the
federal government's decision to start the schools' next academic session from
April 1, 2009.
However, it has further reduced to over five months (155
days) owing to a staggering figure of 55 holidays during the year. The holidays
30 Sundays, 10-day winter vacation, three-day Eidul Fitr,
three-day Eidul Azha, two-day Muharram, and a holiday on the occasion of Shah
Abdul Latif Bhittai's Urs.
Recalling that the governor secretariat had
realised that the current academic year will be the shortest and had requested
the provincial education department to curtail the syllabus, well-placed sources said that Class IX and X students were bound to suffer since the education
department had not obliged.
Meanwhile, terming the provincial education
department's act of not ensuring availability of book-II of Physics, Chemistry
and Mathematics at secondary level 'criminal negligence' a number of parents
apprehend that their children will not be able to cope with the intermediate
standard and thus their admission to professional institutions are at stake,
just because they have been neither provided book II of Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics nor have their syllabus been curtailed.
"plz plz any one who read this then plz send me papers of fedral board of last 2years of maths,bio,chem,phy,and pakistan studies of ssc-partII plz plz on my given E-mail addres its my humbel request to all of u thnks ."
City, Country: Quetta,pakistan
"can you please send me model paper of computer ssc-2 i need to solve it ...."
City, Country: Karachi,pakistan
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Book fair at SU library begins
Hyderabad: A three-day book fair, organized by Oxford University
Press, began at Allama I.I. Kazi Library, Sindh University, on Tuesday. Books on
different subjects related to science, social sciences, commerce, education,
Islam, art, women development, rural development, environment, biography, music
and Sindhi, Urdu and English literature and dictionaries have been displayed at
The OUP has announced 25 per cent discount on
Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui inaugurated
the book fair. Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Rafia Ahmed Shaikh, deans of faculties,
heads of teaching institutes and departments and a large number of students were
present on the occasion.
LAST DATE: The University of Sindh has announced
that last date for payment of fee for admissions to MBA evening programme is Feb
Education reforms plan discussed
Karachi: A joint delegation of the World Bank and the European
Commission met Sindh chief secretary Fazlur Rehman in connection with the Sindh
Education Reform Programme (SERP) on Tuesday.
The World Bank was
represented by director operation Said Al Habsi.
The EC team was led by
Andreas Roettger and the SERP team was represented by Reema Nayar. Consultants
and other government officials were also present at the meeting.
Sindh Education Reform Programme was a broad-based education reform agenda
adopted by the government of Sindh, officials said.
Its objective was to
increase public access to quality education in government schools, they
To improve fiscal sustainability and financial management of
education sector expenditure, provide supply-and-demand side interventions and
improve the induction of qualified teachers through merit-based recruitments are
the stated principles of the programme.
The delegation appreciated the
political and administrative backing for the programme by the government and
indicated that it might enter into a three-year IDA credit arrangements of
around $300 million if the Sindh government achieves set targets within the
The first tranche of $100 million may be available by
June 2009. The government of Sindh appreciated the mission's support and
reaffirmed its commitment towards the achievement of the targets. Ppi
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