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