Sindh schools, colleges reopening
Reopening of Sindh educational institutions
Karachi, Oct 24: All schools and colleges across Sindh will reopen on Monday
after remaining closed since Wednesday for security reasons.
provincial government had decided to close all educational institutions in Sindh
for a week after receiving intelligence reports about possible terrorist
However, universities were reopened on Thursday in line with a
decision taken at a meeting between Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and
vice-chancellors of various public and private universities.
education secretary Rizwan Memon said on Friday that foolproof measures had been
taken to ensure safety and security of students, teachers and employees of
schools and colleges and a meeting held at the home department on Thursday was
convinced that these institutions should also be given the go-ahead to resume
their academic activities.
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Karachi Colleges served notices over poor results
Karachi: Not a single student of as many as 18 educational institutions
of the city, including nine public sector colleges and higher secondary schools,
has passed the higher secondary school certificate part-II (humanities) group
annual exams 2009.
Moreover, the results of nine colleges - eight
government colleges and one government higher secondary school - in the same
exams also remained less than 10 per cent.
Taking exception to these
poor results, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Chairman Prof Anwar
Ahmed Zai has issued notices to all those educational institutions whose
performance in the HSC annual exams remained abysmally poor, asking them to
explain why their affiliation with the BIEK should not be suspended or cancelled
in view of their extremely poor performance.
The 18 colleges whose
results in the exams remained zero per cent are these: Ashrafi Intermediate
College, Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Al-Razi College of Intermediate Education; Govt Degree
Arts/Commerce College, Razzakabad; Mumtaz Govt Boys Higher Secondary School;
Medico Higher Secondary School, Majeed Colony, Landhi; Iqra Grammar High
Secondary School, Ahmed Raza Road; Govt Girls Science/Commerce College, Block K,
North Nazimabad; Sirajuddaula Govt College (Evening); Allama Iqbal Govt Boys
College; Govt Degree Boys College, Baldia Town; Govt Degree Boys College, KMC
Store, Nishtar Road; University College, Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Ideal Degree College,
Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Imam Hasan Askari Girls College, Nazimabad; Jauhar College of
Information Technology & Management Sciences; Govt Girls Higher Secondary
School, Murad Memon Goth; Govt Degree Arts/Commerce College for Men (Evening),
Korangi-6 and Govt Degree Boys College, Quaidabad.
The nine government
educational institutions whose exams results remained less than 10 per cent are
these: Govt Degree Science, Art and Commerce College, Murad Memon Goth; Jamia
Millia Govt College (Morning); Sirajuddaulla Govt College (Morning); Govt
Comprehensive Boys Higher Secondary School, Korangi-3; S.M. Govt Arts and
Commerce College (Evening); Govt City College (Evening); Haji Abdullah Haroon
Govt College (Morning); Jinnah Govt College, Nazimabad and Govt City College
Attributing the poor performance of the government colleges
in the Intermediate exams to a number of causes - like the shortage of teachers,
less academic days, ill-equipped laboratories and a growing influence of
politically-backed student organizations - senior teachers of government
colleges said that the performance of government colleges would continue to
deteriorate as long as the education department did not resolve these problems.
However, they expressed their surprise over the abysmal performance of
students of private colleges, saying that it was beyond their comprehension why
private colleges, despite charging hefty fees from their students, were not able
to produce satisfactory results.
The senior teachers also urged the BIEK
to strictly implement the Board's Calendar.
Supporting the action
against colleges whose results in the HSC exams remained less than 10 per cent,
they said that such an action on the part of the board would not only help in
bringing to an end mushrooming of private colleges in the city, but it would
also compel authorities of government colleges to improve their performances by
increasing the number of teachers to a required level and by resolving other
problems faced by these institutions. Dawn
"its not a mistakes of colloges and nor the students.the all mistake is our board,they cant blame others.becoz there are lots of cription in our board.they cant manege proper exams and wasnt check answer paper rroperly.so its must be kidding that k.board blames to other. "
Name: Ayman badar
City, Country: karachi,pakistan
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Fissures appeared in Karachi University Teachers Society
Karachi: The split among the office-bearers of the Karachi University
Teachers Society (KUTS) has created ripples in the university where both the
teachers and the students are aghast at the behaviour of the teachers who were
supposed to teach and train the young minds but their actions are belying the
Dr Abid Hasnain, Vice-President of the KUTS said
that they were fed up with the authoritarian attitude of Dr Shakeel Farooqui who
never took the executive members on board while taking new steps. "Sometimes it
looks as if Dr Farooqui is a representative of the administration. We have the
support of 75 percent of the teachers. Out of 17 executive members only two are
with Dr Aqeel Ahmed and his clique and it is surprising that they are claiming
to be the representatives of the teachers," said Dr Abid.
Farooqui, Secretary, KUTS, debunked the stance taken by his opponents and said
that they (Dr Hasnain and his group) were more interested in their ego trips and
in applying the short-sighted solutions to the teachers' problems. "I had
suggested in the KU Syndicate that the prospective teachers should have at least
two first divisions in their academic careers. It was just a suggestion to
enhance the educational standards of the university.
Today it is not
difficult to obtain first division and I do not understand why some teachers are
against it", he explained.
Dr Farooqui was of the opinion that his
opponents were actually pampering the students who were associated with a
certain political party and were trying to act on the urging of such students
about the appointment of cooperative teachers and lecturers. "I am surprised at
the teachers who are playing into the hands of such people. I am a teacher and I
want to carve facilities and benefits for them but that should not be at the
expense of the educational standards. My suggestion of two first divisions was
for the newcomers not the incumbent teachers", he added.
professors severely criticised Dr Sohail Barkati who was still manipulating in
the teachers' politics and had some grudge against Dr Farooqui. One of them
confided, on the condition of anonymity that the Sindh Teachers' Forum (STF)
belonging to the teachers inclined towards MQM, had thrown its weight behind Dr
Aqeel Ahmed and Dr Shakeel Farooqui.
Both factions have announced their
panels. One faction will have Prof Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan as President, Dr Aneela
Amber Malik as Vice President, Dr Shakeel Farooqui Secretary, Saba Masood
Treasurer, Naheed Parveen and Adnan Khan Joint Secretaries.
faction has put up Dr Abid Hasnain as President, Dr Motahir Ahmed Vice
President, Dr Fayyaz Vaid Secretary, Samina Quraishi Treasurer and Dr Haris
Shoib and Moiz Khan as Joint Secretaries. The news
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Headmaster accused authorities of embezzling school funds
Karachi: The Azmat Islam Government Boys Primary School, located in UC-5,
Jamshed Town has been functioning without funds since the last five years,
claimed the school's headmaster Muhammad Akram.
Every year, the funds
that are allocated for the school go into the 'authorities' pockets, and doesn't
reach its intended destination, he alleged. "This practice has been going on
since 2004 as the school hasn't gotten a single rupee as funds. Look at my
room's ceiling, it is falling off. If the school was receiving funds, would I be
risking my life by sitting under a roof which might cave in any minute?" he
The broken desks, the chalia-packet littered floor, and shabby
classrooms with their tattered and cracked walls seem to add some credibility to
the headmaster's claims. The school runs in two shifts and has around 300
students in the morning, while the afternoon shift is attended by only 80
students. "Who would want to come to this school since there are no facilities
available for the pupils? There is no library, no playground, no sports
facilities and no canteen for the students," Akram said.
The headmaster said
that there are four teachers for the school, while two teachers,
who are teaching in another school, are also receiving their salaries from this
"There is no system here. Transfers of the faculty can be
carried out anytime without any notice, and teachers can get their salaries from
any school they want to," he said.
The infrastructure of the school is in
a dilapidated state. The school has been without a water tank since its
inception in 1984, and students are therefore forced to use toilets which smell
horrible. The furniture in classrooms is also worn-out and termite-infested.
A Sindhi teacher at the school lamented that the school is embroiled in
a number of problems, which in turn, affects the overall environment. The school
doesn't have a gatekeeper, which gives anyone the freedom to enter the premises
without identifying themselves. "The school is also without a sweeper, and there
is no one to pick up the garbage except for the children themselves. The trash
lying in the classroom presents a disgusting sight, resulting in the lack of a
serious academic atmosphere."
During a visit to the school, it was
observed that there were not more than five or six children present
in each class.
Meanwhile, the negligence of the school staff towards the
students was also visible, as teachers were seen using their cell phones while
dictating notes to the students, who without any questions, quietly took their
EDO Ibrahim Kumber several times for his
version regarding the headmaster's accusation of funds not reaching the school,
but he could not be reached. According to his staff, the EDO was busy in
consecutive meetings. The news
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