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SSC Part-I, II exams | Khatoon-e-Pakistan college protest

SSC Part-I, Part-II exams began
Karachi, April 15, 2008: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi is all set to conduct the annual examinations of SSC Part-I and Part-II General and Science Groups for the year 2008 starting from Tuesday (today) in the morning and afternoon shifts, said Assistant Controller Examinations Bizatullah Khan.

The exams will conclude on May 7
This year, the exams for both Class IX and Class X are being held at the same time, while previously exams for both classes were held separately only in Karachi, whereas the exams for both classes were held at the same time in other cities of Sindh. In all, 2,80,000 students (both from General and Science groups) have been enrolled and about 415 examination centres have been established. The students of Class X will give the exams in the morning shift, while that of Class IX in the afternoon shift.

A total of 101,489 students have been registered in Class X Science group and 112,758 in Class IX Science group. A total of 26,102 candidates have been registered in Class X General group while 27,649 candidates in Class IX General group besides a total of 12,000 private candidates have also been registered in the General group. Admit cards of regular candidates have been sent to their respective schools and those of private candidates on their residential addresses.

Teachers, students boycott classes
Teachers and students at Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government College for Women boycotted their classes on Tuesday to protest against what they termed an "unjust induction of a junior teacher as college principal."

The teachers, who have been observing a peaceful protest against the order of appointment of a grade-19 teacher from PECHS Girls College for the last ten days, had resolved on Monday that if the authorities remained unmoved on their demand of withdrawal of 'controversial' appointment, they will start boycott of teaching assignments gradually from Tuesday. The Sindh Education Department authorities were tight-lipped on the issue till Tuesday. One official confided that as the letter of appointment was issued under the directives of the 'boss' it was hard for officers to take a decision on their own. The News
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