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SU announced JST test results | HSC exams marred by cheating

Sindh University JST announced test results
Karachi, April 30: The University of Sindh (SU) announced on Wednesday the results of junior the school teachers' (JST) test. The SU, however, has uploaded the results of only those candidates who had their admit cards (complete documents) while the results of those who took the test without admit cards could not be declared, it has been learnt.

The Sindh University Testing Centre (SUTC) has announced the results of eight districts for JST tests on its official website

The SUTC director said that they had already uploaded the high school teachers' (HST) test results of all districts except Karachi because the Karachi test here was cancelled following media reports of indiscipline during the test.

He said that they had also uploaded the JST test results of districts Badin, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tharparkar (Mithi) and Thatta. The results for districts Sukkur, Khairpur and Noushehro Feroz were in the process and all the results were expected to be finalised by Wednesday night.

The results of candidates of provisional list (those who took exam without admit cards) were not announced, Memon said, because these candidates did not fill in their roll numbers in the examination booklets and their entries into the database will take time.

He added, however, that a meeting had been he;d in this regard and it was decided that the results of these candidates would also be announced shortly. SU Vice-Chancellor Mazharul-Haq Siddiq said that their preference was to declare the results of all the candidates regardless of their documents. He said that candidates know that without complete documents and verification, the test result would be of no value to them.

Sources said that about 1,500 candidates took the JST exam with admit cards while about 4,000 candidates took the exam without admit cards.

Postponed PST test now on May 19, 24
Karachi: A written test for the recruitment of primary school teachers (PST), which was postponed last Sunday following the leakage of question papers, will now be held on May 19 and May 24. This was decided on Wednesday during a meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

The chief minister said that the test was postponed to maintain transparency for recruitment of teachers, though it caused immense inconvenience to thousands of candidates, which was regrettable. He said that action will be taken against those involved in the scam.

University of Sindh Vice Chancellor Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqi informed the meeting that an inquiry commission had been set up to probe the leakage of contents of the paper. The commission will report its findings within two weeks.

The meeting also decided that the test for high school teachers for Karachi will be held on May 10 while the test for PSTs will be held on two separate days. The first PST test will be held on May 19 in 10 districts, while in the remaining districts, the test will be on May 24.

Meanwhile, Sindh Information Minister Shazia Marri informed the chief minister during a separate meeting that the provincial information department will set up a "Sindh Media Centre" to liaise with media organisations. The News

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Four found impersonating in HSC exam
Karachi: Four cases of impersonation were detected in the ongoing intermediate examinations in the last two days.

Two cases of impersonation were detected on Tuesday at North Nazimabad's Govt Ship-Owners College and Buffer Zone's Govt Degree College for Boys while the other two cases were reported on Wednesday at Govt Ship-Owners College and Malir's Govt Degree Science College, an official of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) said here on Wednesday.

The papers of all the four candidates who had arranged fake candidates on their behalf were cancelled and their cases referred to the BIEK unfair means committee for further action, the official added.

Moreover, the BIEK vigilance teams on Wednesday caught 36 candidates using unfair means in the examination.

Meanwhile, some outsiders tried to force their way into Shah Faisal Colony's Khursheed Girsl College but their attempt was thwarted by college staff with the help of the BIEK vigilance team.

Expressing their concern over the absence of law-enforcement personnel at the examination centers, sources in the BIEK said the board's chairman, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, on Wednesday sent letters to the home department and Rangers, requesting them to post police and Rangers at all the examination centers to facilitate the board in conducting the examinations.

HSC exams marred by cheating
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education confirmed on Wednesday its teams caught 28 candidates cheating and using unfair means during examinations for the higher secondary certificate while sources said copying and cheating were the order of the day at the 111 exams centres set up by the board.

Sources said on condition of anonymity that bags full of copying material were recovered from students at many examination centres.

The board's controller of examinations Prof Mohsin Atta confirmed that six students were caught copying at the Allama Iqbal Higher Secondary School in Unit No.6 of Latifabad and the students were expelled from the examination hall.

Similarly, four students were caught at the Government Boys' College Kotri and they were made to leave the classroom, he said.

He said that the invigilation teams caught three girls copying in Piggot Girls' High School and added that the board had received reports about 15 more copying cases from different examination centres of the nine districts, which fell under its jurisdiction.

The board had set up 111 examination centres and appointed 15 invigilation teams in addition to nine others appointed in nine districts headed by EDOs, he said and added that all external invigilators were present at their centres.

Students, meanwhile, suffered in sweltering heat during the examination as there was no arrangement for power supply in majority of the centres during prolonged loadshedding which continues unabated.

SPLA: Rampant cheating and copying on the first day of Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations speaks volumes of the inefficiency of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad.

This was said by the President, Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association, Hyderabad region, Professor Yaqoob Chandio in a statement.

He slammed the failure of External Superintendents to report for duty and open violation of section 144 with photocopying outlets remaining open near examination centers.

The Board even violated rotation and merit rules in the appointment of external invigilators with junior teachers appointed as external invigilators he said adding that they were appointed over an above grade-19 and 20 principals.

He condemned the attack by DO of revenue on a lecturer, Mohammad Bachal at the Government Islamia College Badin and demanded that the governor of Sindh, chief minister, provinicial education minister and provincial minister for revenue to suspend the DO who attack the lecturer.

If the government failed to take action, the SPLA would be compelled to resort to extreme measures.

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Schools, colleges closed today
Karachi: All the papers of the ongoing Intermediate (Class XI and XII) annual examinations 2009 scheduled for Thursday have been postponed and a new date will be announced by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi later, Sindh secretary education Rizwan Memon said on Thursday night.

He also announced that all public and private sector schools and colleges of the city would also remain closed on Thursday. Dawn

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SSC practical exams
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has announced that SSC part-I and II (general group) annual practical examination 2009 of chemistry, biology and computer studies will begin on May 6.

The schedule can be collected by candidates from May 2 to 5. Ppi

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FUUAST announces results
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has announced the results of BSc (Honors) Chemistry First Year 2008 (Repeaters), BSC (Honors) Physics First Year 2008 (Repeaters), BSc (Honors) Zoology Second Year 2008 (Repeaters), BSc (Honors) Botany Second Year 2008 (repeaters), BSc (Honors) Zoology Third Year 2008 (repeaters), and MSc Zoology First Year 2008 (repeaters).

The university has also announced the date for the submission of examination forms of semester examinations 2009 morning (regular and repeaters) of Computer Science (BS and MCS), MSc (Mathematics, Environmental Science, Zoology, Physics, Microbiology and Chemistry) and BSc (Mathematics, Environmental Science, Zoology, Physics, Microbiology and Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Statistics, Geology and Geography)

Examination forms will be available from 2 May at the National Bank of Pakistan branch at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus.

The university has also announced the date for the submission of forms of semester examination evening program (regular and private) 2009 of BSc (Honors), BS, MCS and MSc of all departments.

The forms could be obtained from May 2 from UBL branch at Baitul Mukkaram mosque, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.

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IJT condemns formation of TEVTA
The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) has condemned the formation of the Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), which, they say, will "own all technical institutions and their assets."

At a press conference on Wednesday, the IJT leadership demanded that the ordinance should be presented before experts and then sent to the provincial assembly again for discussion before it is implemented.

They said that such a transfer was tantamount to restricting technical education to the affluent sections of society and closing the doors of education to students from poorer segments.

It may be recalled that the Sindh TEVTA Ordinance 2007 has been promulgated because the Sindh chief secretary has signed it on April 24. Air Chief Marshal (retd) Riazuddin Shaikh has been nominated as TEVTA director. The board will have a total of nine members, including four from the industrial sector. The IJT criticised the appointment of a retired air marshal who had no academic credentials. "The industrialists are unable to run the industry in the country. Handing over TEVTA to them is no less than privatising technical education, thus making it a business venture that will destroy the educational mosaic of society. The News

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Extension in retired VCs' service opposed
Karachi: The Federation of All-Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa), Sindh chapter, has urged the competent authority to immediately remove those vice-chancellors who retired long ago but got extensions in their service. Such vice-chancellors include those of the University of Karachi, the NED University of Engineering Technology and the Sindh University, they pointed out.

Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Fapuasa representatives claimed that the search committee set up by Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad for finding suitable academicians for appointment as vice-chancellor had lost its credibility, alleging that the committee members were working for their self-interests and promoting nepotism.

"Appointment of retired persons as VCs has created unrest at universities," they said, adding that most universities in Sindh were headed by retired people.

They pointed out the Sindh University vice-chancellor had been awarded a third term while the Karachi University vice-chancellor was passing his second term after his retirement.

Fapuasa president Prof Dr Liaquat Ali Tunio said that vice-chancellor of the Sindh University was a simple graduate and did not qualify for the post. Appointment of retired bureaucrats and army officers at academic institutions was not acceptable to the association, he added.

"The sitting VCs are creating hurdles in the promotion of teachers and are playing in the hands of the Higher Education Commission," alleged Prof Dr Badr Soomro, secretary-general of the association. Fapuasa leaders demanded that senior, qualified, in-service teachers should be brought in to handle administrative posts, alleging that retired professors, bureaucrats and army officers promoted an authoritarian culture and crippled academic institutions.

They also called for restoration of the allocated grants of universities across the country, and said financial help should be extended to senior teachers in Sindh as was being done in other provinces.

They accused the HEC of discriminating against senior teachers in Sindh, and said that the HEC had extended financial help to university teachers in Punjab, NWFP and Balochistan but not in Sindh.

Highlighting the financial problems being faced by the country's universities, the leaders said that a number of research projects had been stalled midway and it had become difficult for the institutions to pay salaries and clear utility bills.

They demanded that the lecturers who had served for 12 years should be given grade 19 without changing their academic status. Similarly, the assistant professors who had served for 15 to 17 years and the associate professors who have worked for 25 years at their respective institutions should be given grade 21 without changing their academic status. Cases of such teachers, Mr Tunio said, had been taken up in other provinces and they were getting support from the HEC, adding that the same practice was needed in Sindh. Dawn

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DUHS inducts 21 new buses for students
Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has inducted 21 new buses in its bus fleet on the formal launching ceremony held on Thursday at Institute of Nursing, Ojha Campus, DUHS.

DUHS has purchased 21 buses by dint of its own research funds worth of Rs 67.2 million.

Speaking at the ceremony, provincial health minister, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, as the chief guest, said that government was trying to provide better health facilities to citizens. He also promised that his ministry would make efforts for surge in grant of Sindh government.

He further told that he had requested to CM Sindh to release funds for buses of DUHS as announced by Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad. I am personally thankful to Governor Singh for his untiring efforts for the development of Dow University of Health Sciences. Curriculum of medical education will soon be reviewed with the consultation of Vice Chancellor of DUHS, he added.

While showing deep grief over death of NED student few days ago, he told that he would request CM Sindh to release funds for maintenance and repair of old staff quarters at Ojha Institute of Chest Disease.

He informed that government was making arrangement for vaccination and treatment of 820 prisoners found Hepatitis positive.

He also mentioned that passengers coming from abroad were undergoing screening for Swine Flu with collaboration of federal government at Karachi airport.

Vice Chancellor Dow University, Prof Masood Hameed Khan, mentioned that Dow University of Health Sciences purchased 21 buses keeping in view the difficulties faced by students.

He further said that the annual recurring fund for transport section was about Rs 10 million. He explained that Dow University needed Rs 100 million for maintenance and repair of 150 old residences and construction of 200 new residential accommodations for employees.

About the transport fleet, he said that thousands of the students as well as staff would be benefited.

He said that 10 buses would serve at Dow Medical College campus, 8 would be reserved for Sindh Medical College campus and 3 for Ojha campus. The Nation

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HEC okays funds for Qaleech chair
Hyderabad: The Higher Education Commission has approved the establishment of Mirza Qaleech Baig Chair at the University of Sindh and sent Rs2 million cheque for it.

The university's Vice-Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui had approached the HEC for financial assistance for the newly-established chair. HEC Executive Director Dr Suhail H. Naqvi informed the vice-chancellor on Wednesday that the HEC had accepted the proposal and sent the cheque for the chair.

EXAMS: The university has announced that LLB part-I, II and III examinations will begin on May 6. The time table of the examinations has been dispatched to the law colleges concerned.

Meanwhile, the university has announced that M.B Homeopathy, first, second, third and final year annual examinations of 2007 will begin on May 8 at the Hyderabad centre.

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Jobless youths seek stipend
Khairpur: Berozgar Nojawan Tehrik activists have said that the tests conducted for the posts of primary, junior and high school teachers were a drama, and expressed the apprehension that the jobs will be provided only on the recommendation of ministers and leaders of the ruling party.

Talking to journalists, Tehrik activists Saeed Khaskheli, Ayaz Shaikh and Waseem Soomro demanded a monthly stipend of Rs10,000 for unemployed youth.

They said that many of the candidates were arrested and injured in police action after cancellation of the tests for the posts of junior school teacher.

They said that jobs on the basis of merit had turned to be a hollow slogan of the government and alleged that ministers had already been allotted quota of the jobs. Dawn

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