HSC postponed papers schedule | KU BDS results
Postponed HSC papers rescheduled
Karachi, May 26: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has
announced that the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) papers which could
not be held on Monday (May 25) will now be conducted on May 29. The timings and
centres will remain unchanged.
The HSC papers originally scheduled for
April 30 and May 12 have already been rescheduled for May 27 and 28,
The candidates who failed to reach their centres on May 23
due to some transport problem in the city may take their paper on May 30,
according to BIEK officials, who said that 95 per cent of registered candidates
had succeeded in reaching their centres and taking the May 23 papers. They said
the BIEK was making arrangements for holding the papers for the leftover
candidates by setting up two exam centres, one for male and the other for female
The officials also announced May 30 as the new date of the
May 14 papers for the candidates who were allocated Govt Ayesha Bawany College
as their exam centre.
The papers could not be held as the college was
blacklisted in the middle of the examination process.
The candidates had
to be allocated the DJ Govt Science College as their exam centres for the rest
of their papers.
KU BEd exam
The University of Karachi has said that the supplementary examination of the "Teaching of General Science" (BEd) will now be
held on June 3 and "Anatomy" (BDS first professional) on June 6. Dawn
KU announces BDS results
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the results of BDS
third professional annual examinations – 2009. Out of a total 247 registered
students, 178 of them passed the examination, with a pass percentage of 72.06.
In MBBS second professional annual examination-2009, 223 students
registered, all of them appeared and 137 passed the examination, with a pass
percentage of 61.43. In the third professional MBBS annual examination-2009, 272
students had registered, 269 appeared and 186 of them passed the examination.
The pass percentage was 69.14.
Meanwhile, Dr Rehana Firdous has
become the first women chairperson of the department of Islamic Learning, KU.
She has completed her PhD from University of London in 1990.
FUUAST BSc results
KarachiL Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) announced the
result of B.Sc.(Honors) Geography, Zoology, Statistics and Botany first year
annual examination 2008 (repeaters). The pass percentage remained at 72.41,
88.89, 61.90 and 83.78 per cent respectively, said a press release.
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Education city: No proper transport for students
Islamabad: Students, in what will be the 'Education City' of the future,
continue to face immense mobility problems, yet neither CDA nor university
administrations seem too serious in providing public transport to and from the
The 'H' series of the federal capital has been dedicated for
educational institutions according to the master plan of Islamabad and it
already comprises many higher education institutions.
universities in the said area that do provide buses for their students, the
problem exists within the campuses in case of departments located well apart, as
there is no shuttle service available for students to go from one department to
the other, whereas waiting for a taxi is too troublesome, especially during
Despite this being a major issue, no concrete steps have been
taken by the university authorities or the city fathers. "The problem can never
be solved because the decision makers usually have cars," commented one student.
For universities like FAST, NUML and Iqra, it is not practical for
students to use public transport, as stops are located far away from the
campuses. In case of universities located in Sector H-11 like FAST and
International Islamic University (IIU), there is no public transport from Sector
G-11 bus stop up to the university entrance.
"We have no choice but to
make some private arrangement with other friends to get to the university," said
one FAST student. He said though the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) had
announced that it would only recognise the degree of those universities that
provide transport to its students, majority of the engineering universities have
failed to do so.
On the other hand, in universities like IIUI and
National University of Management Sciences (NUST), lack of transport within the
campus has become a big irritant for the students. "For majority of the female
students, it is not possible to visit the cafe reserved for girls, as it is
located at quite a distance from the female campus," said one student of IIU. In
NUST, the distance between different departments is in kilometres. Since most
students do not own cars, they have to walk long distances to go from one place
to another. "Facilities have been created for teachers but no one thinks about
the problems faced by the students," said one NUST student.
the complaints, an official at NUST said that providing a shuttle
service to the students is in the overall plan of the University but it would
take time. "We are in the process of construction and the shuttle service will
come after that," he said adding that it would also require a huge amount of
"As compared to the developed world where good universities are
like a city, the distance between different departments in NUST is quite
normal," he pointed out and said that all around the globe, students use
bicycles to move within the campuses but in Pakistan students feel ashamed to do
The official was of the view that there is a need to reintroduce the
culture of using bicycles among youth instead of arranging for expensive shuttle
service in every university. "The universities should provide special stands and
tracks for bicycles." In Holland, free bicycles are available at every stand in
the universities and students use them to move from one point to the other
within the campus.
Indeed, the concept of using bicycles is the most
suitable for a poor nation like Pakistan but for girls living in this country,
doing so is considered a taboo. But to become a progressive nation, there is a
need to learn certain lessons from the nations that are already on the track of
development. Breaking such taboos is one lesson that provides the basis for
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Over 300 rare books digitised at NLP
Islamabad: National Library of Pakistan (NLP) has digitised over 300 rare books
and manuscripts so far with a view to preserving the national literary heritage
for the next generations. Sources told APP here that this step would not only
help preserve national heritage but also facilitate researchers and scholars.
The sources said initially Rs4 million were earmarked for the project. Earlier
scanners were being used for preservation of books but now state-of-the-art
technology like Book Eye and Zcutschel were being used for this purpose.
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Pre-school graduation ceremony
Islamabad: Sheikh Zayed International Academy (SZIA) hosted a special event
known as the 'Preschool Graduation Ceremony' for the preschool students, here on
Saturday, says a press release.
The students, between the ages from less
than two years to almost six years, were able to hold their own as they ran
through the presentation programme. On the stage, they sang, danced, performed
gymnastics, recited poetry and, in short, delighted everyone with their unique
flair and style.
Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Khan, founder of the Center for
Advanced Studies in Engineering and CEO of the Centre for Advanced Research in
Engineering, was the chief guest. He gave away the promotion certificates to the
outgoing students of the Playgroup, Nursery, KG-1 and KG-2 classes.
additional feature of the programme was the announcement of the SZIA 'High
Achievers' for the Academic Year 2008-2009, - students whose academic
performance throughout the year was exemplary.
Commenting on the
occasion, Principal Wafaa Abdul Ghaffar, said, "Functions and ceremonies such as
the one we have held today hone the communication skills of the students and
reinforce the inner confidence that we like to see each child possess." The News
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