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HSC Part-II (Pre-Engg) exam results, Boys outshine girls

Boys finally outshine girls in HSC Part-II (Pre-Engg) annual exam
Karachi, Sep 03, 2008: Unlike the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) General and Pre-Medical Groups, boys outshined girls by obtaining top five positions in the HSC Part II (Pre-Engineering) Annual Examination 2008. The results were announced on Tuesday by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK).

Muhammad Zeeshan Jaffer s/o Jaffer Hadi from COMMECS Institute of Business and Emerging Science secured the top position by obtaining 991 marks out of 1,100 (90.09 percent). Muhammad Waqar Hameed s/o Abdul Hameed from Adamjee Govt Science College got second position by obtaining 984 marks out of 1100 (89.45 percent). Syed Muhammad Ahsan Umar s/o Syed Muhammad Umar who also belongs to the Adamjee Govt Science College ended up third by obtaining 976 marks out of 1,100 (88.72 percent).

A total of 21,227 candidates registered for the exam, including 15,565 male and 5,662 female candidates, while 20,961 candidates appeared in the exam. The overall passing result was 46.11 per cent as 9,666 candidates, including 6,975 boys and 2,691 girls, succeeded in the exam.

375 boys and 189 girls obtained A-1 grade, 1,224 boys and 634 girls passed their exam in A grade, 1,921 boys and 798 girls got B grade while 2,249 boys and 851 girls passed in C grade. Those who passed their exam in D and E grade include 1,170 boys and 202 girls respectively.

Responding to a question after the award distribution ceremony, Zeeshan Jaffer said that he chose to study in a private college due to the influence of political parties in the government colleges. Jaffer and other position holders credited their parents and teachers for their positions.

Speaking on the occasion Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Anwar Ahmed Zai, told journalists that each of the top 15 position holders would receive Rs500 per month from the BIEK as scholarship for their higher studies up to two years. He also said that preparing three results in a short span of time was due to the efforts of the BIEK.

He also said that they would take help from the international organisation 'Edlink' to train their staff for the smooth functioning of the newly-announced examination procedure that was likely to be launched next year. Regarding fake marks sheets he said that under the new examination process it would not be possible to make fake marks sheets due to a secret code that would be given to each marks sheet. The News

Stung by prolonged power outages
Like other students who passed their Intermediate (Part-II) Science (Pre-Medical and Computer) groups annual examinations with flying colours, the first three position holders of the Pre-Engineering group also complained that prolonged power outages had badly affected the performance of all the students in the examination.

They deplored the fact that although over 60 years had elapsed since Pakistan came into being, those who remained at the helm of affairs failed to take measures aimed at ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the citizens.

They were expressing their views at a reception organized in their honour by the BIEK at its conference hall. BIEK Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, Controller of Examinations Prof Agha Akber Mirza, Director-General (Colleges), Sindh, Prof Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui, parents and principals of the meritorious students were present.

Mohammad Zeeshan Jaffer, who got first position in the examination, said that he preferred to take admission in a private college merely because there was no student union while on the contrary government colleges had unions, most of which usually indulged in politics.

Moreover, in his college it is mandatory upon students to have one hundred per cent attendance in their classes, he said, adding that he intends to do chartered accountancy.

The second position holder, Mohammad Waqar Hameed, was of the view that there is no harm in joining coaching centres because by doing so, students get extra knowledge about their subjects. "Had I not joined the coaching centre I would not have got the position," he added. He wishes to do masters in electronics engineering.

Syed Mohammad Ahsan Umar, who got third position, said that students had to suffer a lot not only because of frequent power failures but also due to traffic jams, which often occur during peak hours.

Attributing the worsening power supply position and traffic jams to lack of planning on part of the Karachi Electric Supply Company and the transport department, he said that these departments could only bring improvement in both sectors if they planned for the long term instead of taking temporary measures. Dawn

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Karachi University registration forms submission date extended
Karachi: Submission of Registration forms of BA/B.Com./B.O.L and B.Sc. Improvement of Division for external examinations-2008 will now be accepted till Wednesday (today) with a late fee of Rs300. The last date for admission to LL.B First Year and LL.M (Previous) classes for the session 2008-09 in the affiliated law colleges is extended up to October 5, 2008 with the condition that the admitted students will complete the requisite attendance by the end of the session under the university rules. The News

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Admissions in PhD, MPhil, MS programs at Baqai Medical University (BMU)
Karachi: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (BASR) of Baqai Medical University (BMU) met on Tuesday to discuss the Ph.D (hematology) thesis reports, which were evaluated by foreign examiners. The meeting was headed by (BMU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Lt Gen. (Retd) Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed.

The progress reports of enrolled students were also presented in the meeting and the examination department was asked to take the viva voce examination of Shakila Ashraf, a PhD student.

The board also decided on awarding the M.Phil degree in Pharmacology to M Ayaz Mustafa, who completed his research under the supervision of Prof Dr Syed Naeem-ul-Hassan Naqvi, after he cleared his viva voce examination.

The board agreed on making General Pathology a minor subject for the M.Phil program and also approved admissions in Ph.D, M.Phil, M.D and M.S programs in various disciplines. Ppi

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Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan orders foolproof security system at KU
Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has ordered a foolproof security system at the University of Karachi (KU). The Pakistan Rangers Sindh have, meanwhile, chalked out a strategy in consultation with the KU administration.

The rangers informed the governor of the strategy for the security system during a meeting on Tuesday at the Governor House. The meeting was presided over by Khan, and was attended by Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza and senior police officials.

Khan also directed law-enforcement agencies to arrest the culprits involved in the recent violence at KU. The governor said the government would provide all kind of cooperation to maintain peace at universities in Sindh.

He underlined the need to ensure the implementation of a code of conduct at universities. He also directed that parents of students should also be taken into confidence in this regards.

The Sindh governor also expressed his heartfelt condolence over the recent killings in Karachi. The News

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