Primary school teachers recruitment
Teachers recruitment, flawed list taken back after protest
Karachi, March 18: Candidates qualifying for the post of Primary School Teachers
(PSTs) are faced with double dilemma – missing of names and the change in order
in the merit list displayed at the EDO (Education) Office. However, the whole
exercise appears in futility as the powers responsible are yet to strike a cord.
The affected candidates blocked the Karachi-Larkana road near Police
Training School for sometime on Wednesday to register their resentment over the
blunders. The protesting candidates raised slogans against the discrepancies in
They showed burnt pages of the merit list displayed on
Tuesday which then was replaced but with the missing 'yes' and 'no' column which
has created further confusion.
SPO Irshad Bhutto forced the candidates
to call off their protest and clear the road after threatening them of action.
Yasir Bhatti said that a list of candidates was displayed in the
office of the EDO Education on Tuesday with remarks 'yes' and 'no' mentioned
against the names of candidates to be 'recruited' or 'rejected'.
advertisement initially stated no conditions but announced of providing jobs to
candidates securing 60 per cent marks in test but later recruitment was linked
with extra educational qualifications, he said.
EDO (Education) Syed
Rasool Bakhsh Shah said that he displayed the unsigned merit list on Tuesday
only to identify mistakes which was replaced on Wednesday. He said that
education officer Akhtar Korejo should be contacted for correction if a mistake
EDO further disclosed that not a single vacancy of PST was
announced at the time of advertisement but later, MNA Faryal Talpur
got sanctioned 1,158 seats under special SNE, and another 120 were created thus
pushing the number to 1,278.
The World Bank and Sindh's Education
Minister Pir Mazharul Haq are yet to agree on student-teacher ratio as former
stresses on 50:1 and the later on 45:1 with the aim to accommodating the maximum
number of candidates.
Talks between the World Bank officials and
education minister are scheduled for 25th & 26th of this month in Karachi
for finalisation of criterion while the District Recruitment Committee (DRC)
headed by DCO would meet next week to "prepare" merit list, he said. The
EDO evaded the query as to what compelled him to prepare a merit list which has
caused confusion among candidates when the matter among the World Bank,
Education Department and the DRC were yet not finalised.
smell a rat behind the whole exercise.
Source said that the number of
candidates qualifying for the post of PST was 3,600 and
3,100 among them had additional educational degrees to qualify for the seat.
The candidates securing 60 per cent marks have been protesting for
months to press the education department to issue them job offer letters.
"can any body help me by telling that what is the criteria of PST teacher recruitment as it is linked with extra educational qualifications."
City, Country: sehwan sharif pakisatan
"kindly tell us when will be the merit list release?"
Name: mansoor rahoojo
City, Country: kamber-shadadkot,larkana
"I got 87 marks i m graduate with Ptc professional degree. our Educatoinal District Officer Selected candidates which have less marks than I. I inform u plz take notice of it"
Name: fateh ali
City, Country:shadadkot pakistan
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BSEK decided to stop accepting any form
Karachi: In a shift from its previous year's practice of accepting
forms even during the examination, the Board of Secondary Education Karachi
(BSEK) has decided to stop accepting any form for the SSC (Class IX & X)
exams 2010 after March 18, five days before the starting date.
Chairman Anzar Hussain Zaidi said on Wednesday that the decision had been taken
to avoid the problems that had cropped up last year. He said no extension in the
date for the submission of forms would be given.
He was briefing newsmen
in the board's conference room about the arrangements made for the examinations.
The board's Secretary, Ms Hoor Mazhar, and Controller of Examinations Kalim
Asghar Kirmani were also present.
Mr Zaidi said that more than 300,000
candidates had been registered for the examinations and 431 centres (241 for
boys and 190 for girls) set up for them at various government and private
He said that the board had requested to the Sindh home
department to ensure proper security arrangements at and around the centres in
order to maintain law and order.
To ensure the holding of the exams in a
transparent manner and checking use of unfair means by candidates, the BSEK had
set up more than 100 vigilance committees, he said, adding that the provincial
education secretary and he himself would monitor the exam process.
said that among the registered candidates, 160,000 would appear in Class X and
110,000 in Class IX exams in Science group. More than 33,000 regular candidates
would appear in Class X exams and 32,000 regular candidates in Class IX in
In addition, about 14,500 candidates would take their
Class X and IX examination as private candidates, he added.
said that an 'examination reporting cell' had been set up at the board's office
to immediately attend any complaint received from examination centres.
Replying to a question, Mr Zaidi said that the Class-X marks sheets
carrying the candidate's photograph would be introduced from next year.
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LUMHS students clash
Hyderabad: Two medical students suffered injuries in a clash between
two groups of activists belonging to student organisations at a canteen at the
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences on Wednesday.
groups were just joking away their time when a group took offence at some
remarks and vented its anger. They exchanged hot words and later clashed using
motorcycle chains as their weapons.
Mukhtiar Wassan and Imran Leghari
suffered injuries and were taken to Jamshoro branch of the university's
Police have registered an FIR on a complaint lodged by a
student against eight accused. Police surrounded hostels to avert further
clashes. The situation at the campus remains tense. Dawn
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