Pakistan's Leading Education Website & Teacher's Provider
Home | Forum | Teacher | Student | Institution | Jobs | Admission guide | Tests | Study abroad | Notices | classified | Study partner

A complete archive of Pakistan's Education news releases since 2007

Find Pak classmates
Pakistani classmatesDirectory since 1947. Find Now >>

CAP admission policy changed | NED student shot

CAP policy changed
Karachi, April 29, 2008: The Sindh government has made some changes to the Central Admission Policy (CAP), according to which, government higher secondary schools have been exempted from CAP and the secondary students can acquire higher secondary education at the same school.

CAP was adopted in Karachi in 2000 by Secretary Education Sharif Baloch to manage admissions problems. According to this policy, handled by the director general colleges, a merit list was the criteria of awarding admissions to students.

Sources said that enrollment in the 33 higher secondary schools included in the policy has been reduced immensely.

Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, on a visit to the N.J.V. High School on Monday, issued directives to the secretary education and director general colleges that higher secondary schools should be exempted from CAP to increase enrollment in government higher secondary schools. "We cannot allow discriminative educational policies. Every student has the right to continue education in the school where he or she completed their secondary classes. I have directed the officers concerned to exempt higher secondary schools from CAP," said the minister.

He asked the DG colleges to submit a comprehensive report on CAP in two days. The Sindh education department declared N.J.V. a model school and committed Rs 8.5 million for its renovation. Daily Times

Academic session from April proposed
Karachi: The suggestion of initiating the academic session from April instead of August will be seriously considered. This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Education, Pir Mazhar ul Haq, during his visit to the NJV School here on Monday. Haq said that a serious thought will be given to initiate the next academic session from April. The Minister also expressed his commitment to enhance the academic standard in the province. Moreover, he made it very clear that no pressure will be entertained in this respect. In addition he expressed concern at the declining percentage of enrolment in the government-run schools. The Minister also warned teachers who derelict of duty to mend their ways within a month's time or else such ghost teachers will be sent home. The minister also announced that the grade of the teachers will be enhanced like that in the Punjab.

NED student shot dead
Karachi: A student of the NED University was shot dead by unidentified men within the jurisdiction of the Sohrab Goth police station.

Zeeshan Muzzafar, 20, was shot dead. The police said that the body and deceased's motorcycle, wallet and cellphone were found from the bushes situated near Ehsanabad police post. They informed his family with his cellphone.

According to Muzzafar Ali Khan, father of the deceased, the deceased was his younger son and they were the residents of Manzoor Colony, Mehmoodabad. As per daily routine, Zeeshan went to the NED University but did not return. Later they received a call from the police that his son was shot dead and his body was lying in hospital. They had no enmity with anyone.

According to the students of the university the deceased left the university alone at about 1:30pm on his motorcycle. The police said the deceased did not belong to any political group. It added that initially it seemed that some friends had called him to the Sohrab Goth area and over some argument they killed him.

KU professor's alleged killer remanded to police custody
Karachi: The Judicial Magistrate, East, Pervez-ul-Qadri, has sent Salim on remand to police custody till April 30, while his wife Khalida was sent to jail till May 3 on Monday in their alleged involvement in the murder of 70-year old Karachi University Professor Dr Zakia Zeba Abidi.

The professor was first kidnapped by her servant and his wife and later her body was thrown into the bushes after killing her within the jurisdiction of Sachal Police. Prof Zakia Zeba Abidi, who retired from the Political Science Department of the Karachi University, had been missing from residence since the morning of January 28 along with her chauffer, his wife and a Suzuki Cultus car. Some household items were also missing from her residence.

The FIR, lodged at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station on the complaint of the nephew of the missing professor on January 31 charged that driver Saleem and his wife, Khalida, with the mysterious disappearance of Dr Zakia from her residence in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The News
Post your Comments/ Views about the news.
*Your name
*Your Email
*City &Country(i.e. Karachi, Pakistan)
*Type your Comments here:

*Type the code shown


The Interface may edit your comments and not all comments will be published.