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Students thrash teacher for not allowing cheating in exams
Karachi, June 01: A group of students assaulted a senior faculty member at the DJ Science
College here on Thursday after he refused to let them use unfair means
during their intermediate paper.
eyewitnesses, the students, after handing in their answer sheets, waited
for the teacher, Shehzad Muslim, outside the classroom.
soon as Muslim left the classroom, the students started beating him.
Ironically, the policemen that were deployed at the college to prevent
such incidents did not intervene. Also, no arrests were made," they said.
The Sindh Professors and Lecturers' Association
(SPLA) condemned the incident and demanded of the BIEK, the Director
Colleges (Sindh) and the provincial government to take the necessary
action against the students.
The SPLA also demanded action
against the policemen who had allowed this incident to take place.
"Unfortunately, police did not move even an inch and failed to perform
their duty," a SPLA spokesperson said.
also said that the SPLA had requested the home department on a number of
occasions to provide security for students and teachers at examination
Meanwhile, Chairman BIEK Anwar Ahmed Zai said
that board officials had been asked to visit the college to gather
information regarding the incident.
Shortly after the incident, the SPLA announced that it would boycott the next paper, which is scheduled for June 4.
police claimed that they had not received any prior notification
regarding the paper. "The police present outside the college was
performing their duty as per routine and they are not aware about this
incident," claimed a police officer from the area.
Insaf Student Federation (ISF) Karachi Arsalan T Ghumman strongly
condemned the incident and remarked that, since the students were
alleged to have political affiliations, the incident had spread
negativity and would discourage other students from taking part in
He criticised the government for
its silence over such incidents, which, he said, "encourage criminal
elements to continue their violent activities in educational
institutes". Ghumman said that boycotting the examination process was a
bad idea as it would disrupt the students' education. He also demanded
that outsiders should be strictly banned from entering examination
centers and that foolproof security be provided to the students and
He also urged students to be non-violent
and disciplined, and requested the authorities concerned to take strict,
indiscriminate action against those responsible so that such incidents
did not occur in the future.
Meanwhile, the administration
of the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) announced
postponement of the ongoing examination process at the college.
decision was taken after the teaching community declared a boycott of
the exams. The papers of the annual examinations at the DCET were
suspended after an assault on a faculty member by a student was
reported. To avoid further problems, the administration decided to
postpone the ongoing exams till the protesting teachers called off the
According to a faculty member, during the paper
which was scheduled on Wednesday, an information secretary of the Jeay
Sindh Students Federation, Saif Ullah, who is also a student of second
year chemical engineering, had thrown a glass at a lecturer, Sadia
Karim, who had expelled him from the examination room on account of his
using unfair means.
The faculty members said the glass hit
Karim's foot and she sustained a cut. After the incident, the teaching
community conducted a meeting and decided not to conduct the exams on
Thursday. They added that the permanent faculty members of the college
were in favour of conducting the exams while the contractual teachers
demanded the announcement of a boycott.
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BBSU VC awards stipends to students
Karachi: Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University (BBSU) Vice Chancellor Syed
RA Shah on Thursday said that the BBSU was Pakistan's foremost
university in awarding monthly stipends. Addressing a stipend cheques
distribution ceremony, he said that Lyari had an enormous potential in
its youth. On this occasion, the VC distributed Rs 1500 stipend cheque
each among 170 students of the university. Shah said that he had
witnessed a unique trend in the students of Lyari of being obedient,
punctual and hardworking. "BBSU is the only university paying regular
monthly stipends to support meritorious students", he said, adding that
eligible students had to have more than 80% attendance. KU Registrar Dr Mahboob Sheikh, said that the universities in
public sector were not established in the metropolis for 65 years which
paved way for the private sector to establish several universities,
eventually depriving the poor of education. Sheikh said that there was
no discrimination for attaining admission in the BBSU and candidates
from all over the province were encouraged to apply. Replying to a
query, he said that four departments were established in the university,
including business administration and computer science, while education
department would be established very soon. Daily times
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