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Class X general group annual examinations – 2009 begin today
Karachi, Mar 20: The secondary school certificate part-II (Class X) general
group annual examinations – 2009, both for regular and private candidates, will
begin on Friday, says an announcement by the Board of Secondary Education,
The examinations will be held from 9am to
In all, 39,000 candidates (33,000 regular and 6,000 private) are
registered for the examination. The regular candidates are 9,000 boys and 24,000
girls, whereas the private candidates are 3,000 boys and 3,000 girls.
BSEK has set up a total of 476 examination centers (264 for boys and 212 for
girls) at both government and private schools.
In all, 170 vigilance
teams, each comprising two or three senior teachers, have also been formed to
check the use of unfair means in the examinations. Besides, there will be 150
group leaders tasked with providing papers and answer scripts at the examination
In addition to the BSEK vigilance teams, the city district
government's executive district officer (education) has also formed vigilance
teams to monitor the examinations. Dawn
Holiday not to affect matric exams
Karachi: Although a public holiday in the province has been
announced on Friday (today), the eve of the martyrdom of Hur movement founder
Pir Sabghatullah Rashidi, those institutions that are the centres of
matriculation exams, which are to start today, will remain open and there will
be no change in the examination schedule, read a notification issued by the
Sindh government. Daily Times
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Schools, colleges open today
Karachi: All schools and colleges across Sindh will remain open on
Friday, according to provincial secretary for education Rizwan Memon.
said though the provincial government had announced a public holiday for Friday
throughout Sindh, provincial chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was persuaded by
provincial education minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq to exempt schools and colleges
as academic days in the province had already decreased considerably.
University of Karachi will also remain open on Friday, a spokesman for the
university said here on Thursday.
The Sindh High Court will remain open
and benches will hear cases fixed before them on Friday, said an official
announcement on Thursday.
Interviews have been scheduled and will be held
as announced. Dawn
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Karachi University scientists honoured
Karachi: Renowned Pakistani scientists from University of Karachi (KU)
have been honoured with 'Most Cited Paper 2005-2008 Award' for the paper titled
'Structure-activity relationships of tyrosinase inhibitory combinatorial library
of 2, 5-disubstituted-1, 3, 4-oxadiazone analogues'.
According to a
press release issued by the KU International Centre for Chemical and Biological
Sciences (ICCBS) on Thursday, the award was given by MIS Elsevier, Oxford, UK,
to renowned Pakistani scientists, including Prof Atta-Ur-Rahman (former Chairman
of Higher Education Commission), Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary (ICCBS Director), Dr
Muhammad Tariq Hasan Khan, Dr Khalid Muhammad Khan and Mubina Rani. The said
paper was published in Bio-organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 13, Issue 10
(2005), which has reportedly been cited by over 30 scientists in their
publications as per ISI index and Scopus.
The KU VC congratulated Dr
Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary and his fellow scientists on this award, which he said,
was a matter of an honour for the country in general and the KU in
Meanwhile, Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) has
awarded six M.Phil, 17 Ph.D. and two MS (Surgery) in various
The university has also extended the date of submission of
registration forms of MA/ Double MA and Improvement of Division up to March 28. The News
KU approves conferment
Karachi: The board of advanced studies and research (BASR) of the
Karachi University approved the conferment of 17 PhD, two MS and six M.Phil
degrees, the registrar of the university announced on Thursday.
Mohammad Rais Alvi said that the meeting of BASR was chaired by the vice
chancellor of the university, Prof (Dr) Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui.
PhD degrees have been approved for: Shagufta Perveen (chemistry-HEJ), S.M. Abbas
Rizvi (European studies), Shamsher Ali (chemistry-HEJ), Sadia Zikr-ur-Rehman
(chemistry-HEJ), Huma Ghaffar (Pakistan studies), Shamim Fatima (zoology),
Mohtasheem-ul-Hassan (pharmacognosy), Mohammad Sualeh (pharmacognosy), Abbas
Kumaili (Islamic learning), Shafaat Nabi Khan Sherwani (law), Zafar Ahmed Khan
Sherwani (law), Bushra Jabeen (biochemistry), Dildar Ali (chemistry-HEJ), Iffat
(chemistry), Obaid Ali (pharmaceutical chemistry), Syed Qamar Zehra Naqvi
(chemistry-HEJ) and Syed Ghayoorul Hassan (public administration).
candidates who would be awarded M.Phil degrees are: Ambreen Fatima (economics),
Rubina Siddiqui (pharmaceutical chemistry), Shamsher Ali (chemistry), Faiz
Mohammad (marine biology) Ghulam Mustafa (chemistry) and Fouzia Anwer (food
science and technology).
Those to be awarded MS (surgery) degrees are: Dr
Mohsen Naderi (MBBS) ophthalmology and Dr Syed M. Nadir Raza (MBBS) general
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Skullduggery afoot at SMI as uncompromising principal ousted
Karachi: The change of Principals at the Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI), which was announced on Thursday, is being seen as a
move to replace a competent educationist who wanted to challenge alleged wrong
doings at the Quaid's alma mater. Moreover, while one principal has not been
transfered out and is on leave, a new one has been posted in.
announced on Thursday that Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh has assumed the charge of
Principal of SMI. It may be recalled that Dr Shaikh has served as Principal of
SMI twice in the past. Investigations conducted revealed that the
appointment comes while there is still an inquiry under way.
It has been
reliably learnt that a group of federal government employees, who had been
misusing the name of Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani for
personal gains, had orchestrated the ejection of the SMI Principal Colonel (R)
Taj Muhammad Memon after he exposed and punished them for their
The prevailing sentiment inside the SMI is one of the worry,
believing that the future of this historic institution, which is the alma mater
of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is at stake.
Using their influence,
a lobby of over a dozen people, supported by Federal Ministry of Education Camp
Office Karachi, has successfully sidelined Col. Taj Memon, who had taken action
against incompetent and corrupt staff.
Col. Taj Memon was first sent on
a one month leave on January 27 as the Monitoring and Evolution Cell, Federal
Ministry of Education, reportedly misled by the propaganda of the same lobby,
began an inquiry against him. Col. Taj's contract expires on May 31 but the
federal ministry kept extending his leave with the intention to ultimately throw
The academic activities of the institution have remained
disturbed for the last couple of months, due to the disturbances caused by
grouping among teachers over the issue.
Sources, revealing the details
of the plot to sideline Col. Taj, said that the Drawing and Disbursement Officer
(DDO), SMI, Shah Muhammad Memon lobbied with Spokesman for Federal Ministry of
Education, Bashir Bughio and planned the ejection the SMI principal. They have
also involved some journalists to print fictitious news against him to mislead
the federal government.
Col. Taj's refusal to overlook the misconducts
and irregularities of both Memon and Bughio had hurt their mutual interests, led
them to launching the campaign against him, sources added.
allegedly asked Col. Taj to allow him to use the official vehicle of SMI for
facilitating the guests of the Federal Minister for Education, but the SMI
principal refused. On another occasion, Bughio sent the telephone bill of the
residence of the minister to the SMI principal to have it paid – which was met
with another refusal. Taj said that he still possessed the original telephone
bill (amounting to Rs3,584) of the residence of the education minister that had
been given to him to pay.
Similarly, DDO Memon, who was already warned by
federal government for misconduct and corruption, was time and again turned away
by Col. Taj.
"I didn't allow any corruption and their interests were
hurt that's why they don't want me to resume the charge even for a single day,"
said Col. Taj when contacted. He added that the lobby of Memon and Buhio were
misleading and exploiting the PPP-led federal government for their own benefits.
"They even once tried to attack me and locked the doors of SMI and I had to call
the police, who arrested them all," he further added.
previously used his influence for the appointment of his two sons, Ghulam Nabi
and Muhammad Yusuf, to teachers' posts they were not eligible for. He also had
his son-in-law, Nisar Ahmed Memon, appointed to the post of Assistant Accounts
Officers – which stood abolished.
The ousted SMI principal said that when
the corruption of Memon was exposed, he reported it to the federal government,
which then conducted an inquiry. Memon was proven guilty of misconduct the
government warned him in black and white.
Former Secretary Education
Jehangir Bashar had ordered the inquiry against Memon last year and appointed
Shabbir Ahmed, Deputy Secretary (Admin) to conduct it. In addition to
appointment of his two sons and his son-and-law, the inquiry also probed the
Draft of an office order on 30-1-2003 to Shabbir Ahmed
Qureshi, then Acting Principal, to grant advance increments to five teachers
despite the fact that, among them, four, including his son, were not entitled
Delaying the submitting of his replies to objections over the
audit report for financial year 2005-06 despite being directed by the principal
several times to do so.
Disobeying the principal's orders regarding the
minutes of Student Fund Utilization Committee meeting in March 2007, which
created difficulties in the utilization of the amount for the benefit of the
Non-reply to an explanation letter served to him by the
principal regarding handing over salary cheques to three
Creating a mutiny-like situation at SMI by preparing placards
and banners to stage demonstrations against the principal at Karachi Press
When contacted, an Inquiry Officer in the case, Anis, said that he
forwarded his report to his seniors in mid February. Refusing to comment on the
findings of his report, he said, "I am not the competent authority to comment
and this case is being assessed at high level and the outcome will be announced
by the authorities concerned." Responding to a question about delay in the
decision and consecutive extensions in the leave of the non-functional
principal, he said, "The high-ups of ministry can answer this question; my job
was to conduct the inquiry and submit the report."
It is feared that if
Memon is not removed immediately he will use his influence to appoint
incompetent and ineligible people on 27 posts, currently vacant, just as he
earlier appointed his sons and his son-in-law, thereby ruining a historical
Memon, when contacted, rubbished all the allegations,
saying, "I am being targeted by a particular group of people. Everytime a new
government comes they start conspiring propaganda against me." Responding to a
question he said, "The Board of Governors was the competent authority that
appointed 22 JSTs and my sons were included among them. They were selected on
He further said that both his sons have masters' degrees.
Justifying his son-in-law's appointment, he said, "Nothing is in my hands; every
decision is taken by Islamabad."
The DDO also denied the allegations
regarding misuse of power and the blackmailing of the principal and other staff.
"I abided by all my bosses including Taj Memon," he said. Asked about the
inquiry of federal government against him, he said that it was
Bashir Bughio, PRO Federal Education Minister, also denied the
allegations against him and said that he had not sent any bill to the SMI
principal. Regarding the personal use of SMI vehicles using the name of the
education minister, he said that they have their own vehicles and they didn't
use the vehicles of SMI which remain with the principal.
Madressatul Islam, established in 1885, is one of the oldest modern Muslim
educational institutions in the subcontinent and has the distinction of being
the alma-mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who studied there for there
little less than five years. The News
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