Karachi university marksheets errors
Errors in KU semester mark-sheets irk students
Karachi, Feb 22: Errors and omissions in mark-sheets of many semester
students of various departments of Karachi University have become a
source of irritation for students and wakeup call for concerned
authorities to rectify the system at earliest.
studying in different departments of Karachi University witnessed
inaccuracies in their recently issued semester mark-sheet, commonly
known as 'Performa'. Several sorts of mistakes were observed in these
mark-sheets including false entry of subject marks, year of semester,
and subsidiary subjects. In some cases candidates were mentioned fail
or absent despite securing passing marks.
To make the matter further
complicated the process of rectifying these mistakes is lengthy and
cumbersome. Affected students complain that the procedure to get their
Performa corrected is really annoying as they had to pay several visits
to Semester Examination Cell (SEC), where they generally receive cold
and uncooperative response.
Maimuna Ejaz, morning student at the
Department of Mass Communication was grieved after getting her
She said that she actually had got 80 marks in subsidiary
subject Sociology, as it was also apparent in the marks list provided
by her teacher; however, the Performa issued to her showed she secured
just 54 marks in the same subject. Another student of the said
department told that he had got back his Performa after entire
processing from SEC with some errors still persisting.
one of the BS evening batch at aforementioned department has observed
an unusual case as some 25 students amidst a total strength of 42
students in the class were declared 'absent' in their subsidiary
subject International Relation. The affected students complained the
problem was yet to be resolved.
Another common mistake was seen that
the subsidiary subject mentioned on the Performa was different from
what the students had been studying. Students at Chemistry Department
and Food and Science Department said that they had not even issued a
Performa since passage of two years.
It was learnt that these
cases are not restricted to just few candidates, instead a large number
of students in various departments have faced same dilemma and majority
of them still await to get their Performa corrected. Some students have
received what they called 'tampered' Performa as their marks, subjects
and dates were manually corrected with green marking. "Similar marking
can also be done by any person using a green pointer," they
Such mistakes committed by KU semester examination cell
is affected the varsity image among new enrolled students of BS.
contacted, In-charge Ku Semester Examination Cell Prof. Majid Mumtaz
said that he was new to this department as he assumed his charge on
16th January. He, however, said he is aware of the problems being faced
by students pertaining to their Performa.
Prof Majid said he had
prioritised the issues that will surely be addressed. He said he was
currently focused to announce the results of MA and MSc 2009 for early
issuance of mark-sheets to passing students to refrain them from facing
any impediments in their professional career.
When asked about the
perplexing state of Performa, he articulated that the mistakes
generally originate in the departments of students, as their teachers
do not provide correct information.
He was of the view that not a
minor negligence was committed by the semester examination cell since
he assumed charge. He said it might be a possibility that previous
authority of semester cell might have committed any negligence, now
causing troubles for students.
He said students are only supposed
to register their problem along with the application to their
respective Chairperson, though subsequently chairperson bears the
responsibility to forward the application to dean for clearance then it
will be moved to Vice Chancellor for affirmation and finally it would
land in the semester cell for further processing.
Prof Majid Mumtaz
held department chairpersons responsible for not guiding their students
properly and censured their lethargic behaviour. He said it is not the
responsibility of students to move hither thither and instead the
respective department is supposed to address their problems. He asked
students to deliver their concerns to their chairpersons in bold manner
and seek stipulated time from them for resolving their issue.
question, he said students should not get disappointed of the manual
marking in their Performa as it is also made by the semester cell
administration and we register these corrected entries in our record,
however, he also asked those student who wish to renew their faulty
Performa can submit the required documents during 1st to 15th March
with all legal formalities fulfilled.
He said the semester cell
would start addressing these issues from early March and hoped that the
grievances of students would be removed. The news
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BSEK removes confusion over exam papers
Karachi: A fresh statement by the examination controller of the
Board of Secondary Education Karachi on Sunday almost ended any
lingering hopes of Class IX students that questions from Book-II of
Biology and Chemistry might be dropped from the annual examinations as
most government schools in the city have not received the two books
during the academic session.
BSEK controller of examination
Kalim Kirmani told Dawn that the papers would carry questions from both
the parts (Book-I and Book-II) of Biology and Chemistry.
School Certificate (Class IX and X) annual examinations-2010
are scheduled to begin on March 24.
When this scribe drew the attention of Mr Kirmani towards the general
complaint of mostly government schools that due to non-provision of the
Book-II of both the subjects during the current academic session Class
IX students had studied only Book-I of Chemistry and Biology, he made
it clear that the papers would be prepared with questions from both the
However, he said that it would not be difficult for
students, who confined their studies to Book-I of both the subjects, to
attempt all questions.
"In fact, the paper-setters of the BSEK will be
asked to include questions from Book-I and Book-II of both Biology and
Chemistry in the Class IX annual examinations in such a manner that
those who have not studied Book-II of both the subjects may not face
any difficulty in solving the required number of questions," he added.
Though most private schools had taught the Book-II of both the subjects
to their Class IX students for the book was available in the market,
students of government schools could not study it.
The Sindh education
department's wing that was responsible to distribute textbooks free of
cost among students of government schools failed to provide Book-II of
Biology and Chemistry to government schools of the city during the
current academic year. Dawn
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Stop private schools from charging June-July fees
Karachi: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Ms Sharmila Farooqui
has directed Provincial Education Secretary to take effective steps for
stopping private schools from charging the fees of coming June-July
months of summer vacation besides ensuring registration of private
"The private schools have issued directives to the parents
of students to submit June-July fees in March and April in advance
which is unjustified act. There is no justification to charge fee of
two-month summer vacation as no government school charges it,'' she
informed this while talking to a parents delegation here on Sunday.
said that it is irony that hundreds of unregistered schools are being
operated in Karachi and interior Sindh, affecting the standard of
education system. The majority of private schools are being operated in
small buildings which are unfit for education atmosphere and is
violation of education rules and regulations.
"This kind of
atmosphere degrades mentality of students as compared to the students
of big school buildings which also have playgrounds. "It has been
checked that most of private schools comprise two to four small rooms
and have no playground and open compound."
She said that there is
also need to make private schools mandatory for arranging open space
buildings with more than four rooms. She also directed all EDOs
Education to play their due role for raising literacy rate in backward
areas of Sindh because about 72 percent children are out of schools in
10 districts of Sindh.
Sharmila asked the relevant officials to take
action against unregistered private schools and ensure their
registration. No one would be allowed to ruin the education system, she
warned. The advisor directed EDOs to launch campaigns across Sindh to
check the standard of education in the private schools and initiate
their accountability so as to ensure quality education.
are many private schools, which are paying very low salaries to
the teachers that ranges from Rs1000 to 3000 per month, which is could
not be said as salary but termed as stipend. If such a meagre salary is
paid to teachers then there is clear that they would not teach students
She also directed the administration of private schools
to raise pay reasonable salaries to teachers so that they provide
quality education to the children who are the future builders of the
The advisor said that 1,700 schools are without buildings
in Sindh as a result children are getting education under an open sky,
while 7700 schools are still closed across the province due to apathy
of influential people of the areas in the backward areas of the
province. However, efforts are underway to open more closed schools,
The present PPP government is committed to boost
education system in the country and it is for the first time in the
history of the country that seven percent of the GDP has been allocated
for education against the two percent in the past, she said.
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Pilot Project Schools
Karachi: Pilot Project Schools have been affected badly due to lack of
proper staff required for quality education, The Nation learnt on
Shortage of 145 Teachers including some other necessary
staffers has been reported in the Pilot Project Schools located in
various towns of the city. Establishing of Pilot Project Schools in
collaboration with Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (FPCCI) is a successful experience in the education sector at
The project was started more than three years
ago and just in two periods these schools were houseful. Some of the
schools administration was compelled to close the new admissions as in
Liaquatabad town's School behind Supper Market. In spite of best
performance of these schools, the authorities concerned in city
government and education department did neither transfer nor post the
required teachers in these schools, causing tremendous problems for
students, sources said.
Several reminders have been sent to the
authorities concerned but they have not taken proper measures for the
solution of the problems.
It may be noted that under the Pilot
Project scheme, CDGK had developed schools in each town for girls and
boys in collaboration with FPCCI.
Sources mentioned that after
annual examination, new academic year would be started and students of
deprived community would throng, leading to mismanagement due to lack
of proper staff, sources said.
Sources mentioned that the main
purpose of these schools was to upgrade the academic systems as
compared to private schooling system so that the opportunities of
quality education to be provided to the children of poor.
said that Committee for Monitoring and Improving of Schools (CMIS) of
CDGK schools felt that the shortage of teachers and staffers would
affect the performance of this schooling system. That is why, they
requested to the authorities concerned in CDGK to appoint teachers and
other staffers but so far their all efforts went gone in vain in this
It may be noted that Federation of Pakistan Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is funding the entire scheme of "Pilot
Project Schools" and bearing all the expenditures of construction of
development of schools, providing equipments of science lab, computers
and several other civic and educational facilities including the
appointment of doctors. The nation
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Jobs for Sindh youth
Khairpur: Chief Minister, Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah, has said the government
is keen to provide all basic facilities to the people with special
emphasis on employment to youth. He was talking to media persons and
various delegations here on Sunday.
Ali Shah said the provincial government would provide jobs to 50,000
youth on merit while training was being given to 40,000 youth in
While expressing concern over the murder of Ashfaq
Mangi, the reporter of a private TV channel, he announced 300,000
rupees and free education for the children of the deceased.
minister directed the DPO for early arrest of those involved in the
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Medical symposium concluded
Medical experts at a symposium on Sunday stated that the government
should ensure the Constant Medical Education (CME) of doctors while
making the medical programs mandatory by forming an Accreditation
Council with immediate effect.
was demanded at the concluding session of a seven-day medical symposium
organized at JPMC. Executive Director JPMC, Professor Tasneem Ahsan,
Chairman Symposium Committee, Professor Gulam
Mehboob, Dr Tasneem
Batt, Dr Raza, Dr Zaigum Ali and other medical experts also attended the program.
about the proceedings of program Symposium Committee Secretary,
Professor Tariq Mehmood informed that the seven-day symposium was
attended by 6000 doctors and 35 different sessions were held in the
program. "Eighty eight medical experts delivered speeches on different
diseases and techniques on how to treat those, while 228 research
papers were also presented", he added.
He said that 49 doctors
were awarded gold medals and appreciation certificates for their
research papers. The doctors were also provided with 24-hour medical
education certificates while a medical poster designing exhibition was
also organized in the program. The news
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