Academic session 2014 | KU admissions
Next academic session to begin on April 1
Karachi, Feb 15: The
academic session of all public schools will commence from April 1,
while sessions at all schools affiliated with the Aga Khan University
Examination Board and the Cambridge International Examinations will
begin from May 1 and August 15, respectively.
decided in a meeting of public and private stakeholders, presided by
Sindh Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, held on Friday to
finalise the schedule for the year 2014 and onwards.
vacations will be from June 1 till August 3 and winter vacations will
be observed from December 22 till December 31. In addition, there will
be 19 public holidays over the course of the academic year. It was also
announced that all educational institutes of the province will have a
mandatory sports week, anytime
between December 15 and February 15.
for grades up to Class-IX will commence from April 1. The intake for
Class-XI will be done in accordance with the Centralised Admission
Policy and be completed by September 7, while Class-XII admissions will
be completed by September 1.
Students from classes I to
III at the public schools will be automatically promoted after a written
examination that will be held at the school level. Examinations of
Class-IV to Class-VIII will be held by March 15 and the results will be
announced within 15 days.
As for classes IX and X, theory
examinations will commence from April 8, followed by practical exams.
All provincial education boards will announce the results for Class-X by
July 15, while the Board of Secondary Education Karachi will announce
the result by July 31.
The theory exams for classes XI
and XII will begin from May 12, followed by practical exams. Results for
Class-XII will be announced by all provincial education boards on
August 31, while the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi will
release results on September 15.
public-sector universities across Sindh will conduct degree examinations
according to their own schedule, which will be communicated to the
provincial education department. The acceptance of examination forms
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Iqra University holds largest on-campus job fair for students
Karachi: The Iqra University organised the largest on-campus job fair on
Thursday. The event commenced with the due arrival of the participating
companies with their respective delegations for a daylong continuous
activity with various batches of prospective candidates.
Iqra University President Dr UAG Isani thanked the corporate sector with an overwhelming feeling of appreciation.
told the delegates that their participation meant a lot to the IU, and
that their selection would prove worthy in the due course of time.
collaborative session of the MDs, CEOs and the HR practitioners of the
participating organisations was also arranged, underlining the latest
research findings concerning major skills and idiosyncrasies to be rated
top for employability of the prospective employees.
panel of corporate appraised the zest of the entire event and
appreciated the abundance of opportunities to graduates who had
instigated their steps towards the corporate world.
More than 80
organisations participated in the IU job fair for recruitment of
aspiring graduates and to make early connections within the corporate
Customised orientation sessions took place, which comprised of
evaluative tests. The tests were devised as per requirements of the
recruiting organisations, including computer-based and conventional
tests. Induction interviews were then held for short-listed candidates.
companies that participated in the fair included Toyota Southern
Motors, Total Oil Pakistan, Meezan Bank, IBEX Global, Byco Petroleum
Pakistan, Oxford University Press, MobiTising, Arm Tech Business
Solutions, Trade Key, Prime HR Solutions, HR Metrics, E-Creatorz, ICS
Group, Pak-Qatar Family Takaful, SBT Japan, Teach For Pakistan, Peridot
Products, Vital Soft, AMZ MAK Capital, Samba Bank Limited, Evincible
Solutions, Icon Group of Companies, Premier Agencies, Multinet Pakistan,
Tec Education Foundation, Herbion Pakistan, Liberty Books, PTCL, EBCO –
The Forum Mall, Hub-Pak Salt Refinery, Habib Oil Mills, OOCL Logistics,
The Recruiters, UBL, Brookes Pharma, SHRM Forum, Air Falcon Holidays,
TeleCard, Zong, Salsoft and Metaphor.
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KU School of Law admissions
Karachi: The Karachi University on Sunday announced that admissions to
the School of Law (evening programme) would begin from February 12. The
School of Law of KU is offering a three-year LLB degree. The admission
forms can be obtained and submitted from the UBL counter at the Silver
Jubilee Gate for Rs 500 from February 12 to 19. The final list of the
successful candidates would be displayed on February 21 and the
candidates could deposit the fee until February 27.Meanwhile, the
university also announced that the annual examination of BCom (private)
2013 would start from February 11. According to a press release issued
on Sunday, the examination centres for the male candidates have been set
at 21 different departments of the university, while for the female
candidates, examination centres would be at different colleges in the
metropolis. The timings of papers would be from 2pm to 5pm, while on
Friday, timings would be 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Daily tmes
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KU, NED teachers threaten indefinite strike if law not revoked
of two public sector universities have threatened a complete shutdown
of teaching activities if the government does not revoke the
controversial Sindh Universities Bill.
At a press
conference held on Monday, teachers of NED University and Karachi
University condemned the delay in withdrawal of the widely-criticised
bill that allows the ruling provincial party to directly appoint staff
and admit students.
"The bill, which will soon become a
legally approved act, targets universities' autonomy. It basically
disregards all democratic bodies of universities such as the senate and
academic council," said Dr Mutahir Ahmed, president of the Karachi
University Teachers' Society (KUTS).
In a bid to convey
the sincerity of their threats and pressure the government, teachers
boycotted classes in universities in Sindh on Monday, while varsities
across the country expressed solidarity by observing a two-hour strike.
refusal to teach may seem like an unkind gesture right now but, in the
long run, it is in the larger interest of the university and our future
generations," said Dr Ahmed.
This was the first time in
over 18 years that classes were cancelled at NED and, while the teachers
accepted that boycotting teaching duties was unethical, they maintained
that the government's reluctance has left them with no other choice.
have met with government officials twice and, on both occasions, we
were assured that our concerns will soon be addressed. However, nothing
has been done yet and it seems that all the promises are long
forgotten," said Dr Usman Ali, general secretary of the NED Teachers
Another teacher jibed that if the bill is
actually passed by the assembly, universities will even have to take the
Sindh government's permission to hire clerical staff. "The pace of work
at government institutes is famously slow. This bill will increase
bureaucratic hurdles and curb all decision-making powers of
universities," said the teacher, who requested anonymity.
teachers' representatives informed that a general body meeting of all
national universities will be held in Peshawar on March 15 and if, by
that time, the government fails to initiate efforts to retain
universities' autonomy, all teachers of Sindh will refuse to take
classes anymore. The news
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