Government power preservation step Universities scramble
Universities scramble to adjust timetables
Karachi, Apr 24: Universities have been caught unawares by the sudden
steps taken by the government for power preservation in the country and
are scrambling to adjust their timetable accordingly.
on the measures taken by the government, a vice chancellor of a
university called it a "Nadir Shahi Hukm" (edict from Nadir Shah of
Persia who massacred citisen of Delhi during Mughal period).
Chancellor University of Karachi (KU) Dr Nasiruddin Khan confirmed that
according to the government orders, the university will remain closed
on Saturdays. He added that the rescheduling of examinations, arranging
the credit hours and duration of classes will be announced after a
meeting that is scheduled for Monday.
Dr Khan said that
activation of two sub-stations of 1000 KV capacity each had already
ended the internal loadshedding at the university. "The KESC is mostly
generous to the KU and we have adequate power supply through the high
tension line (HTL) (that supplies power to Scheme 33) passing through
The office timings from now onwards (Monday to
Friday) will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with one hour break for prayer
and lunch i.e. from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Monday to Thursday) and on
Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
Meanwhile, Registrar NED
University of Engineering & Technology Prof Javed Aziz Khan said that the university will open on Saturday as, according to
him, they had no direct communication from the chancellor's
secretariat. "We might close the university on Saturday if we get
intimation from them (chancellor's secretariat)".
Prof Khan said
that the NED university was working from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and now
they will have to adopt 8:00 am to 4:00 pm thus increasing the teaching
time to one-and-a-half-hour.
Vice Chancellor Jinnah University
For Women (JUW) Dr Riaz Ahmed Hashmi said that his university will open
on Saturday (today) as they had planned an event for the formation of
girl scouts in the university. "We will have to decide about the credit
hours management and rescheduling of the examinations in a few days. We
were open up to 3:30 pm but now we will have to advance the time to
4:30 or 5:00 pm. It will be a problem for our students who have to
commute to long distances while returning to their homes", he pointed
out. The news
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HSSC papers as per schedule
Karachi: Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that the
papers of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will be held as
per schedule despite the announcement of five-day weekend by the
government. He, however, said a
decision regarding papers
falling on May 8 and May 15 (both Saturdays) will be taken on Saturday
(today) during a meeting of chairmen's of all intermediate boards of
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BIEK announces fee submission dates for leftover candidates
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has
announced that all leftover candidates of Commerce (Regular and
Private) and Humanities Groups (Regular) of Higher Secondary
Certificate (HSC) Part-I and II, who are eligible to appear in the HSC
annual examinations 2010, could submit examination forms in their
respective colleges with a late fee of Rs2,000 from May 3 to 5.
relaxation has been given in the best interest of students and their
parents and to ensure timely issuance of admit cards for such
candidates," it said in a press release issued here on Friday.
private candidates of Humanities Group could submit their examination
forms from May 6 to 7 with a late fee of Rs2,000.
examination forms of private candidates would be accepted only after
necessary verification and endorsement by the section of BIEK
concerned, said a spokesman of the BIEK. The news
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