KU returning to academic routine
KARACHI, Sept 21: Academic activities at the University of Karachi (KU)
campus are returning to normal, after last week's tragic event which claimed the
lives of seven including four KU students, said a spokesman of the institution
Classes were held at all teaching departments at the campus
on Thursday with active participation of the students.
attendance, all examinations including those of BEd and BDS are also being held
according to the schedule.
Transportation facilities for the students
through point-buses have also resumed.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Pirzada
Qasim directed the faculty to revise its teaching schedule to ensure that the
semester syllabus was completed before the terminal exams. KU Registrar Prof.
Rais Alvi, however, said that the university started conducting examinations
"BA, MEd, MBBS, BDS, etc. exams were conducted yesterday
after a break of four days," he said. Public dealing at the campus has also
resumed. The exams scheduled for Monday and Tuesday were postponed as a
precautionary measure. Security has been beefed up in the campus and the entry
of unrelated people and unauthorised vehicles is banned. No visitor is being
allowed without proving his identity, he added. "The general impression among
students is that no classes will be held because of the mourning, despite the
fact that no such announcement was made by the university management," a senior
Threats to KU employees condemned: The Employees Welfare
Association (EWA), University of Karachi, which met Thursday, expressed concern
over threats to the university staff by activists of a student organisation and
demanded higher authorities to take notice of the situation.
was also attended by the employees of the university and KU Officers Welfare
EWA President Kabeer Khan said that some students
were threatening employees of dire consequences for several days. He condemned
such threats and warned that the association would retaliate if any of the
employees was harmed. The non-teaching staff had nothing to do with students'
matters and they wanted to keep a friendly environment in the university, said
Khan. EWA General Secretary Muhammad Farid Siddiqui, Vice President Muhammad
Akram and others also addressed the meeting. Later, the meeting expressed
condolences over the killing of seven people in a bus attack on September 13. app/ppi