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Class IX, X admit cards: Schools consider six-day week

Class IX, X admit cards ready for collection
Karachi, March 20, 2008: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has announced that the admit cards of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) annual examination 2008 for science and general groups part-I and II (regular and private), scheduled for April 15, 2008, will be ready for collection from March 26 to March 29, 2008.

According to the programme, the schools of New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Gulberg and Liaquatabad can collect admit cards on March 26, Keamari, Site, Lyari and Saddar on March 27 and Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jamshed Town, Shah Faisal Town, Landhi, Korangi, Malir, Bin Qasim, Gadap, Baldia and Orangi towns on March 29.

The heads of recognised secondary schools have been directed to send their representatives with authority letter to collect the admit cards on said dates from the Conference Hall, 1st Floor, Block B of the Board office between 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Schools consider six-day week
Karachi: The private schools managements are reported to have decided to review the academic calendar from the next session, sources disclosed to The News. As per the plan, it has been decided to have a six-day school week, by ending Saturday as a holiday.

The decision was taken after recurrent unscheduled holidays almost every other month. Unscheduled holidays include strike calls and, thus, the school management is required to give the day off owing to parental and societal pressures. Secondly, when a national or religious occasion falls on a week day, the Governor announces the day as a school holiday. In the current week, schools will remain closed for three days in the province due to religious and national holidays, including the strike call given by the transporters on March 18.

As per the academic calendar, 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, a public holiday, is falling on a Friday - the last day of the week in private schools. The Governor, Sindh, has reportedly announced a two-day holiday on Thursday, 11th Rabi-ul-Awwal, and Friday, 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Unofficial holidays in some educational institutions on account of strikes have become common now. These have caused confusion among teachers, parents and students, as the annual exams are close. The authorities, however, are tight-lipped over this on-and-off situation.

Moreover, March 23 is falling on a Sunday. The Governor is said to have exercised his authority and declare Monday, March 24, a holiday in lieu of Sunday, March 23. To overcome this crisis, private schools have adopted a solution by asking students to come to on Saturdays. However, sources in the education department said that private schools are thinking about doing away with Saturday as an off day. The News

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