Class-XI science group annual examinations-2010 results
Karachi, Nov 23: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi
will announce the results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate,
part-I (Class-XI), science group annual examinations-2010 during the
According to BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, the results of
pre-medical and pre-engineering groups will be declared on Nov 26 and
Nov 30, respectively. Dawn
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New Arts dean at KU
Karachi: Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal, a former Chairman of the Department of
Urdu, University of Karachi, has been appointed new Dean, Faculty of
Arts, University of Karachi. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, in
his capacity as Chancellor of the KU, made this appointment. Prof Dr
Iqbal had also remained acting Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Urdu
University of Arts, Science, & Technology for sometime. Dr Iqbal's
tenure as Dean, faculty of Arts of the KU, will last till July 2013.
Before Dr Zafar Iqbal's appointment as Dean, Prof Dr Hafiz Ehsan-ul-Haq
of the Department of Arabic, was the acting Dean, Faculty of Arts of the
university. Before Dr Iqbal's appointment, a few senior faculty-members
of the Arts faculty, served as deans of the KU faculty for relatively
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Four-day symposium begins at KU
Karachi: Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, (KU) Prof Pirzada
Qasim has urged the government to realise the importance of science and
technology and pump more funds into the universities that are facing
Prof Qasim said this during the inaugural session
of the four-day 12th International Symposium on Natural Product
Chemistry, organised by International Center for Chemical and Biological
Sciences (ICCBS), KU on Monday.
Prof Qasim further said that
science can bridge the gap between Pakistan and India, as science has no
boundaries. "The country needs visionary leadership to face emerging
challenges. We need to strengthen our science and technology sector to
make our country strong. Science and Technology in the modern world can
not be isolated. The nemesis of yester years could be friends today",
Prof Qasim pointed out.
Former Chairman Higher Education Commission,
Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said that science could help two neighboring
countries (Pakistan and India) to strengthen their mutual relations in
the region. "We should use science to bring all countries in the world
closer. Knowledge is the only key driver to get socio-economic progress
in the world," he said.
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KU receives excellence award
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has received the excellence award for maintaining the best standard of education and research.
spokesperson of the institution said on Monday that the award was
presented at a ceremony held recently to observe the World Standards Day
by the Consumers Eye Pakistan (TEP) and Standard Gazette International.
The first 'Quality Standard Awards, 2010' were distributed in various
fields including education and business. The spokesperson said that for
this award the Karachi University competed with all the other
Universities of Pakistan.
The Chief Guest of the event, Muhammad
Azam Khan Sawati, Federal Minister of Science and Technology,
appreciated the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim
Raza Siddiqui, for maintaining the high quality of research and
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Karachi University, Prof. Dr.
Nasiruddin Khan, received this award on behalf of the University. Later,
Dr. Siddiqui said that this award would not only encourage the teachers
and students of the University but it will also motivate other
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DUHS opens lab in Nazimabad
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) opened on Monday
the fourth Dow Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratory (DDRRL),
Collection Point and Ultra-sound facility in Nazimabad.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan on the occasion said that the
facility was aimed at providing reliable, high quality and timely
reporting diagnostic services, of international standard, to the people
at extremely economical rates.
He said that three other Dow
Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratory (DDRRL) and sample
collection points were already functional at M A Jinnah Road (near Civil
Hospital), Rafique Shaheed Road (near Jinnah Postgraduate Medical
Centre) and Malir.
These, he said were besides the main lab at DUHS
Ojha Campus. Prof. Khan said that the DUHS strived for excellence, so
that every patient in need could have safe blood transfusions, quality
medicines as well as treatment.
He said that DDRRL was also meant to
assist researchers by providing quality services on newly-developed
clinical kits and products. The DUHS Vice-Chancellor said that the
fourth Collection Point established next to the Baqai Institute of
Neurology was equipped with the most modern equipment and staffed by
highly skilled and experienced technologists, consultants and support
personnel. The news
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Most of over 1,150 closed schools set to be mapped out
Karachi: An exercise aimed at removing 1,158 non-viable public sector schools from the
database and district record of the Sindh Education Management
Information System (SEMIS) is in its final stage, it is reliably learnt.
The provincial education department had set Nov 25 deadline for the
general public to file comments/objections with regard to its decision
to wind up these schools, which have been declared 'non-viable' and
The government intends to map out any of the schools listed by the
department under the two heads if no objection was received by the
department's Reform Support Unit (RSU) until Thursday.
According to sources, cases of the schools regarding which
objections/comments have been filed will be considered for further
evaluation to determine their viability.
Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq the exercise to
map out non-viable schools in the province had been undertaken in the
light of the annual school census 2009-10 and the detailed reports
prepared by executive district education officers (EDOs) concerned. Both
the census and the reports had described the 1,158 schools as
'non-viable closed schools' in the province.
The school census 2007 and 2008 had also identified these as
non-functional with the comments that they not only had any enrolment
but were also shelter-less, the minister said, adding that the purpose
behind mapping out exercise was to save the government from the heavy
financial burden of resource allocation.
He said the provincial education department had been conducting the
annual school census since 1992-93, whereby the status of these schools
was always reported as 'closed schools'. Besides, he said, the latest
school census found that the number of such public schools did not
correspond to the enrolments and facilities allowed to their students.
This was contributing to the diminishing trust in the public schooling
system, he believed.
"In fact, it is the state's responsibility to provide all basic
infrastructure, teachers, free textbooks and an environment conducive to
learning to every government school," he observed, and argued that it
was unfair to raise a building for the purpose of educating children
without ensuring provision of teachers and other essential facilities.
Moreover, the abrupt devolution of powers at the district level had
actually caused deterioration of the public educational system in Sindh
because districts were financially sound enough to manage the schools at
their level or generate funds for the purpose. A lack of interest and
proper planning in the education sector only resulted in misuse of the
funds allocated to districts under the annual development programmes
(ADPs), the minister noted.
Pir Mazhar said that with a view to improving and consolidating
ever-growing education system, his department got the exact number of
unfeasible schools determined and decided not to allocate resources to
those which had no enrolment or were either shelter-less or inaccessible
Shortly after receiving the list of the non-viable and unfeasible
public sector schools from the EDOs concerned, the education department
had invited public objections/comments through widely publicised
advertisements through the print media and displayed notices at the
offices of EDOs concerned.
Since the advertisement did not carry the essential information that
the ads were meant for seeking public objections/ comments on the
decision to remove the listed schools from the relevant government
record, the education department placed an addendum in the same
newspapers in this regard some days later. Pir Mazhar said that it had
also been made mandatory upon all education offices at district/taluka
level to display the notice along with the list at some conspicuous
place on their premises. Dawn
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SALU officials perturbed over reappointment of retired officers
Sukkur: Re-hiring of retired employees of the Shah Abdul Latif
University (SALU), Khairpur, on contract has dismayed the serving
Three Grade 19 officials of the SALU, including Habibullah
Phulpoto, Abdul Aziz Sheikh and Noorullah Malik, retired from the
service after completing their job tenures in the university at
different posts. But the Vice Chancellor (VC), SALU, Dr Nilofar Sheikh,
did not want to lose them and recommended to the Chancellor and Governor
Sindh to re-appoint them on contractual basis. She justified that the
three officers had extraordinary qualities and were assets of the
university. Accordingly, the Chancellor reappointed Habibullah Phulpoto
for two years; Abdul Aziz Sheikh for one year and Noorullah Malik for
Later, the VC posted Phulpoto as inspector of colleges,
Sheikh as registrar SALU and Malik as director planning and
development. Sources said the VC had pledged when she took her charge
not to follow the former VC's policies, which had caused financial and
academic losses to the university. She had also pledged to implement
transparency, but she was continuing with the same policies and giving
favours, sources said.
The Employees Welfare Association (EWA) of
the SALU, irked over the development, presented their Charter of Demands
to the VC, maintaining that reappointment of the three retired officers
had dismayed the serving officers. They demanded to withdraw the policy
of favouritism and nepotism as it would harm the university. Instead of
giving heed to the EWA demand, the VC decided to reappoint other
retiring officer Shah Muhammad Abbasi on contract basis.
said the practice was hindering promotion of other officers, who had
already been deprived of promotions for the last 10 years.
said the serving officers urged the chancellor and governor Sindh to
take notice of the issue, which had created problems for the on-service
officials. They asserted that the re-appointed officials on contract had
no extraordinary expertise and their return would only burden the
budget of the university. The news
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