New dates for postponed exams | SPLA Black day
KU BS postponed papers and SSC postponed practical exam new schedule
Karachi, May 29: The Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi, has
announced that the postponed papers of BS first and second year annual
examination will be held on June 1, 2 and 3.
The papers were originally
scheduled to be held on May 12, 23 and 25 but were postponed for different
reasons. The BS first year paper will be held from 9:30am to 11:30am and the
second year paper from 2:30pm to 4:30 pm, according to a KU press release issued
SSC practical exam new schedule
The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Thursday announced that the practical examinations of physics,
biology and computer study in the SSC annual examination 2009 which could not be
conducted on May 23 and 25 would be held on June 2 and 3,
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'Black day' observed on SPLA call
Karachi: Teachers at the public sector colleges across Sindh observed a
"black day" on Thursday against the manhandling of some DJ Science College
teachers by unruly students on Tuesday.
They hoisted black flag on
college buildings and wore black armbands during duty hours at the exam halls
while candidates took their Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) papers.
The call for the protest was given by the Sindh Professors and Lecturers
Speaking at a news conference at the DJ Science
College, SPLA leaders Prof Ather Mirza, Prof Himmat Ali Pitafi, Prof Muzaffar
Ali Rizvi, Prof Yaqub Chandio, Prof Iftikhar Azmi and Prof Shafquat Jokhio
deplored the incident and demanded security to the teacher community at all
educational institutions in the province.
They also termed the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) decision of awarding grade-18 to the lecturers of
public sector universities "sheer discrimination", and urged the Sindh
government to immediately upgrade the post of college lecturers in order to
bring them at par with university lecturers.
The SPLA also demanded
upward revision of college teachers' pay scales as was being done in the case of
legislators and other officials, maintaining that college teachers too were
groaning under the high inflation rates and sky-rocketing prices of essential
They deplored that more than 500 grade-19 college teachers,
whose promotion to grade-20 had become due a long time ago, had already been
retired merely because the provincial selection board-I (PSB-I) could not meet
during over the past eight years. They urged the government to immediately
convene a PSB-I meeting to pave the way for the promotion.
their concern over an inordinate delay in the issuance of a notification for the
promotion of grade-17 and grade-18 college teachers, the SPLA leaders said it
was beyond their comprehension that why the notification was withheld although
the meeting of the departmental promotion committee for the purpose had been
convened long ago.
They further demanded introduction of the
time-scale/formula for the promotion of college teachers as was being done in
Balochistan from July 1, 2009.
The SPLA also called for a health
insurance policy and a housing scheme for college teachers.
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Notices issued in Islamia College rent case
Karachi: A Sindh High Court division bench issued notices on Thursday in
a petition seeking review of its order remanding the Islamia College rent
recovery case to a single judge, who decreed a suit instituted by the official
assignee as caretaker for the Islamia Education Trust on admission.
provincial government challenged the single judge's decision, saying that there
was no admission on its part that the trust was the owner of the college
premises and it managed the Government Islamia Colleges as a mere tenant. The
appellant government said it was the owner of the land and the building housing
the colleges and confusion was caused by a typographical error in its written
statement. The impugned order asked the provincial education department to pay
Rs110 million to the trust as rent arrears.
The appellate bench
comprising Justices Khilji Arif Hussain and Sofia Latif remanded the case to the
single judge for a decision on merit rather than on mere admission. The remand
order said the official assignee conceded that the appeal was maintainable and
that the case should be decided on merit. The assignee filed an affidavit that
he made no such concession and that the order may be reviewed and amended to the
extent of his alleged concession.
The review petition was contested by
Assistant Advocate-General Adnan Karim Memon, who said the order was dictated in
the assignee's presence. The bench allowed him to file objections to the review
petition and adjourned the hearing to a date in office. Dawn
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