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Sindh govt & private schools to open from Aug 1

Schools to open from Aug 1
Karachi, July 30, 2008: The Sindh Education and Literacy Department has announced that all government and private educational institutions throughout Sindh will re-open from August 1, 2008 after the end of summer vacations.

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq had, earlier, on July 26, 2008, said that there should be no confusion over the date. He, however, added that he would call a meeting with officials to decide whether the schools should open from the 1st or the 8th.

On Tuesday, the education department announced August 1 as the opening date for schools throughout the province. Private school management, however, agreeing to follow the government's guidelines, said that they will open their schools form August 4, 2008.

The Private Schools Management Association Chairman Khalid Shah said on Tuesday, "August 1 is a Friday, and hardly any student will attend school that day. Saturday and Sunday are the weekend and private schools will most probably open from Monday, August 4."

He noted that the current academic year, only eight months long, will also be shorter than the previous years as the federal government has announced that the academic year will begin from April starting 2009. Daily Times

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Job-seekers turn violent, interviews postponed in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: The Fisheries Department postponed the walk-in interviews for the posts of Grades 1-15 when candidates turned violent and ransacked the office of the director fisheries at Ranibagh here on Tuesday.

Thousands of job-seekers from 19 districts of the province arrived at the office for different vacancies in the Fisheries Department as per schedule. But some of them turned violent and ransacked the office, claiming the interviews were a fraud because no interviews and tests were being conducted. They chanted slogans against the authorities concerned.

Police present on the spot baton-charged the protesters. In the meantime, the fisheries minister arrived at the scene. The director fisheries said there were 327 vacancies and all the applicants had been asked to come on the same day but, unexpectedly, 4,000 candidates turned up, which made it impossible to conduct the interviews.

Meanwhile, the director fisheries, in a press release, notified for the general public that the interviews/written test fixed on Tuesday had been rescheduled due to unavoidable circumstances and now, applications would be received till Wednesday (today) at the Directorate of Fisheries, Hyderabad.

He further notified that written test and interviews for Grade 5 to 9 would be held on August 2 at 11 am while written test and interviews for Grade 10 to 15 would be conducted on August 3 at 11 am at the Public School, Latifabad No 3, Hyderabad.

He added that interviews for Grade 1 to 4 would be conducted on August 4 at the same place and time. Meanwhile, unemployed people seeking jobs in the Police Department also faced difficulties and protested against the attitude of officials. Thousands of them turned up at the Police Lines here for the jobs. The News

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