Shah Latif University clash | DUHS bank loan
Five injured in Shah Latif University clash
Sukkur, Feb 02: Five students were injured in a clash among student groups in the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, on Wednesday.
and panic gripped the students of the Salu as shots were fired and
bricks thrown at each other in a clash that erupted among two student
wings political parties. As a result, five students were severely
Witnesses told this scribe that
the police were also scared away when one of the clashing groups fired
shots at them when the former tried to step in and take control. The
injured students were shifted to the Civil Hospital here, and were
identified as Ali Nawaz Narejo, Sain Bakhsh Narejo, Muhammad Haneef
Narejo, Ghuda Hussain Narejo Zaheer Sohu. Hanif Narejo was shifted to
Sukkur as the doctors said he was in critical condition.
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DUHS to get bank loan to pay increased staff salaries
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has decided to a acquire loan
from a local bank to pay the 15 percent raise in staff salaries that
were increased through a notification by the government. The University
has no other alternative, especially since the funds required for the
increased salaries were never given by the authorities concerned.
university syndicate has decided to take a loan to pay the increase in
salaries to avoid protests by the staff and to retain qualified and
experienced faculty members," Vice Vhancellor DUHS Dr. Masood Hameed
Khan said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
administration also has decided to slow down a few university projects
in view of the short flow of funds from the Sindh Government and HEC and
increase its recurring expenditures, he added.
He said that
faculty members and staff of the university are still awaiting a 15
percent increase in their salaries even six months after it was
announced by the government. Currently, the university is managing 65-70
percent of its expenses from revenue generated by its own resources. It
is paying increased salaries to lower staff by minimizing our expenses,
but can only practise austerity to a certain limit, Dr. Hameed Khan
He further stated that the University is pressing the
provincial government to increase the grant so that it could pay
increased salaries to the faculty. The Government of Sindh and the
Higher Education Commission has given no response to various
correspondences regarding issuance of funds, he claimed, adding that
DUHS administration is continuously discussing the matter with the
In this situation, DUHS was compelled to
either utilise its own resources or divert funds from development
projects, for the time being, to at least meet the salary and allowance
components of its budget. The news
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Students get two more chances to clear matric exam
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi
(BSEK) has allowed all those candidates who could not clear their
matriculation examinations despite exhausting all their five attempts -
three annual and two supplementary exams - to clear their remaining
papers in the forthcoming annual examinations-2012, it emerged on
It means that all those candidates who first
appeared in Class IX annual exams in 2009 but could not clear their
matriculation exam in the remaining four attempts made by them in two
annual and two supplementary exams held in 2010 and 2011 would now have
two more chances - the Secondary School Certificate annual
examinations-2012 and its supplementary - to clear the remaining papers.
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) had already given a
similar relaxation to all those students of Higher Secondary Certificate
examinations who had first appeared in their Class XI annual
examinations in 2009 but failed to clear all papers in four more
Sources in the BSEK and BIEK said that in all,
18,000 students - 11,000 of SSC and 7,000 of HSC examinations - would
benefit from the relaxation offered to such students in compliance with
the decision of the Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
BSEK secretary, Hoor Mazhar, issued a notification on Tuesday stating
that the board's chairman in pursuance of a decision taken by the IBCC
in its meeting held on June 24 and 25, 2011 and the Sindh educational
boards' committee of chairmen (COC), which met on Jan 30, 2012, allowed
all those students who first got themselves registered/enrolled in the
SSC Part-I (class IX) in 2009 but could not clear all papers of the SSC
examinations by 2011 to clear their remaining failed papers in the SSC
All such candidates may now submit their
examination forms along with required documents after getting them
checked from the board's relevant section latest by Feb 15 without any
late fee, the BSEK notification said, adding that there would be no
extension for submission of examination forms for such candidates.
when BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai was contacted to know
whether the issue pertaining to the relaxation allowed to the students
was debated in the COC's meeting held in Hyderabad on Jan 30, he replied
in the negative, saying that the decision was, in fact, taken by the
IBCC in its meeting held in June 2011 and hence all the educational
boards of the country were bound to implement it in letter and spirit.
if such candidates were required to clear failed papers of their SSC
and HSC examinations only in the annual examinations-2012 or they would
get one more chance to do so in its supplementary exams to be held the
same year, he said that it would be prerogative of those who would be
declared failed in the annual examinations-2012, to clear their
remaining papers in the supplementary examinations of the same year.
in the day, some members of the Private Schools Management Association
(PSMA) had staged a protest demonstration in front of the Karachi Press
Club, demanding the BSEK to comply with the IBCC decision of allowing
two more chances to those who failed to clear their matriculation exams. Dawn
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30 protesting contractual teachers not to be regularised
Karachi: Almost 30 contractual teachers who took part in a protest against the
education department on Tuesday will not be regularised for the time
The statement came on Wednesday from Education Minister
Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, who said the IBA-qualified teachers were assured that
they would be regularised on the completion of their three-year terms.
However, some teachers opted to launch a protest outside the Karachi
Press Club against the department and took to the streets, creating
problems for law enforcement agencies and passers-by during their
protest, he further said.
Such teachers had violated the terms
and conditions of the World Bank and "their behaviour gave a bad
impression to society", he said, adding that the education department
had therefore decided that they would not be regularised right now.
education minister said that their cases would be reviewed later.
Meanwhile, the department decided that contractual teachers who passed
the test from Sindh University would be regularised after the completion
of their contract terms, he said.
The education department would
advertise the posts of teachers in the local media as it had decided to
appoint over 14, 000 teachers on merit, he added. On Tuesday evening,
police used water canon and batons to disperse hundreds of contractual
teachers, who had gathered outside the press club and wanted to march on
the Chief Minister House to press the government to regularise them.
the protest, the governor issued an ordinance giving permanent jobs to
5,800 teachers. MBA for executives employees: The education department
has decided to offer Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme
to its employees working on executive posts in the department. At least
50 people would get the opportunity to do MBA at government expenses.
Secretary, Education, Sindh, Muhammad Siddiq Memon, on the directives
of education minister, conducted a meeting on Wednesday and announced
this decision. At least 107 applications from supervisors, lecturers,
and subject specialists had been received in this regard, he said.
Institutes of Business Administration, Karachi and Sukkur, would
conduct entry tests on March 18, 2012, and those clearing the test would
be eligible to MBA classes and English language course, he further
The decision has been taken to increase the administrative
skills and educational qualification of the staff, he added. According
to the secretary, education, the finance department has approved the
summary of Rs40 million for the scholarship for students of Class-V and
VIII.Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
would conduct the tests of students aspiring for scholarships, he said. The news
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