KU BEd, BSc results | O Level papers leak
KU announces BEd, BSc results
Karachi, June 10: The University of Karachi announced the results of BEd (Morning Program) annual examinations 2012.
were 916 candidates registered and 900 of them appeared in the exams.
Four hundred sixty of them passed the exam, making the pass percentage
The university also announced the results
of BSc (Pass) Part-I, annual examinations 2012. There were a total of
2,249 candidates registered and 2,159 of them appeared in the exams. Six
hundred seventy six of them passed the exams, making pass percentage
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KU refuses to set up Pak-Turk school
Karachi: The proposition made by Pak-Turk School to establish a school on the
premises of the University of Karachi (KU) was rejected during a
syndicate meeting on Saturday. The university said it would establish
its own school.
One member of the syndicate has taken
responsibility of financing the construction, while another has taken
responsibility of furnishing the school.
decisions made at the meeting included giving the posts of chairpersons
in the departments of Chemistry, Special Education, Genetics,
International Relations, Food Science and Urdu. The syndicate paid
special attention to proposals made for power upgradation.
Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of UAE and the KU soon. Additionally, a
committee has been formed to take care of the issues raised by the HEJ
Research Institute of Chemistry.
A letter written by Dr Atta ur Rehman to establish the ICCBS technology park has been rejected. The news
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O Level papers were not leaked in Pakistan: CIE
Karachi: Michael O'Sullivan, the chief executive
officer of the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), arrived here
on Friday to deal with uproar following cancellation of O Level
examinations of Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies given last month.
In an exclusive interview, Mr O'Sullivan said he understood the
feelings of students and their parents and was truly sorry for what had
"I have come to Pakistan several times and know how the families and
entire households here get involved in their children's examinations. I
realise the impact this breach and the taking of the two papers again
will have on them. But unfortunately this is the only way for us to deal
with the situation," he said regretfully.
"That is really why I have flown down to Pakistan, to speak to
students, their parents and schools here. It is important that we
communicate on this," he added.
Asked if something like this had ever been experienced before, the
CIE chief, who was appointed to the position in April, said it was
extremely rare. "It is almost unprecedented," he said.
Mr O'Sullivan declined to comment on how the breach had been
discovered and whether or not those responsible had been taken to task.
"Since investigations are still under way, it would be premature to
comment on it. What we do know for sure is that after the exams we
became aware that a significant number of students in Pakistan had
gotten access to the
exam material beforehand which they had also passed on to their friends.
So security was breached. The exams have been compromised as a result
"We have a variety of sources of evidence pointing to this fact. But
if I spoke about those sources of information, and how the breach
happened, I would also be hurting the investigations going on," he
"Still, we can say that even though some students here saw the papers
before sitting for the actual exams, based on points, we are sure that
the breach itself was not caused in Pakistan."
He made it clear that even though investigation was continuing, the
CIE would not be going back on its decision to give the examinations
again, regardless of the outcome.
On being asked then why students in Pakistan alone have to sit for
the exams if the breach didn't happen at this end, he said the majority
who took these two subjects were in this country although the CIE could
also announce a retaking of the exams in other countries where they were
"I would also like to say that the new papers will be of equivalent
levels of difficulty and the results will also be announced on schedule
in August with the other subjects," he pointed out.
Furious parents have threatened to sue the CIE, the British Council
in Pakistan and several schools here but Mr O'Sullivan said no one had
taken legal action against them as yet. Many students, after having
appeared for their exams in May also left their cities or even the
country for summer vacations and may not be able to retake the exams on
the fresh dates of June 13 and 14.
"Well, they can approach us so that we can arrange the exams for them
wherever they may be on June 13 and 14. They also have the option of
taking the exams in November without any payment for it as they have
already paid for the May exams," he said. Some parents have said the
children may not be in a very focused frame of mind for the exams being
given again. Therefore, the CIE board should check and compare both
their earlier answer sheets and the latter ones in order to give them
the better of the two grades.
To this Mr O'Sullivan said they had saved the original exam answer
books, too, and would decide what to do about it if the difference in
grade was too big.
Asked what happens if as a result of all that has happened schools in
Pakistan shun the Cambridge board and opt for other international
boards next time, and wouldn't it have been better for them to ignore
the breach in order to avoid all this negative publicity, the CEO said:
"Once again, we completely understand the distress students and their
families are going through. But we had to take these steps to make sure
the integrity and validity of examinations is maintained and to be sure
that students have a fair chance of getting a valid grade without being
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1,100 Dow University graduates awarded degrees
Karachi: Over 1,100 graduates belonging to different disciplines were awarded degrees
and shields at the fourth annual convocation of the Dow University of
Health Sciences at its Ojha Campus.
conferred degrees upon the graduates of MBBS, BDS, MPhil, MBA, Nursing
and Medical Technology and other postgraduates of various disciplines.
Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan presided over the convocation
as the chief guest, while Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Umer Farooq, Dow
Medical College Principal Prof Junaid Ashraf, dignitaries, academic
council members, professors, chairmen, heads of departments, lecturers,
parents and students were in attendance.
In his address,
Prof Khan congratulated the graduates and their parents and also
reminded all the graduates of their responsibilities.
He also recounted the progress of the university since its inception and highlighted its developments.
informed everyone in attendance that the university was established in
2003 with three constituent institutions and it had now expanded to
almost 50 institutions.
He said the vision and mission of
the DUHS was focused on three domains: academic excellence, human
resource development and community healthcare.
The university has been aiming to provide maximum possible health services to the community, he added.
He advised the graduates to maintain high standards of the medical profession in their house jobs and future medical practice.
emphasised that the students should not engage themselves in
malpractice and they should maintain pride and dignity in their
Prof Farooq and Prof Ashraf congratulated the young doctors and their parents for the former acquiring their medical degrees.
the students took the Hippocratic Oath. At the end of the ceremony,
Prof Khan along with Prof Farooq and Prof Ashraf awarded gold medals to
the graduates with distinction and degrees to other graduating doctors.
gold medals were awarded to Momina Waqar for being the best MBBS
graduate; Rasheeqa Mahmood, Rooma and Ammara Asif for being the top
three MBBS graduates of the DMC; Neelam Khetpal, Saima Riaz and Faryal
Shareef for being the top three MBBS graduates of the Sindh Medical
College; Amna Hussain, Saba Binte Tariq and Bushra Naeem Khan for being
the top three BDS graduates of the Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of
Oral Health Sciences; and Shahnaz, Noureen and M Mushtaq Qadir for being
the top three nursing graduates of the Institute of Nursing. The news
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