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Karachi board Intermediate exams started

HSC exams started
Karachi, Apr 27: All the arrangements have been completed for the HSC annual examinations of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) which will begin from April 27 (today).

This was stated by Chairman of BIEK, Prof. Anwar Ahmed Zai on Monday. All the admit cards have been dispatched to the candidates.He pointed out that in the metropolis these examinations would be conducted in two phases.

In the first phase starting from April 27 (today), the examinations of Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Computer Science and Home Economics groups would be organised. Prof. Zai said that the papers would be conducted at 108 examination centres. As many as 108,000 candidates would appear in these examinations.

In all, 50 vigilance teams have been formed that would include two vigilance officers each. The second phase of the examinations would be conducted from June 1 and some 144,000 candidates from Commerce and Humanities group both regular and private candidates would appear at 120 examination centres.

Meanwhile, in view of the government's decision of five days working week, the papers of Saturday - May 8 and 15 - would now be conducted on May 19 and May 20 respectively, the chairman of the BIEK added.

72 candidates' forms accepted for HSC exams: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Monday accepted the forms of 72 candidates for the HSC Annual Examinations commencing from April 27.

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Annual prize distribution at DHA College for Women
Karachi: The annual sports prize distribution ceremony was held at the Defence Authority College for Women Phase-VIII here on Monday.

Muhammad Fiaz Kidwai, Chairman Rotary Club for Pakistan and Afghanistan was the chief guest. He also inaugurated the newly furbished college gymnasium. Director Education DHA Brig (retd) Iftikhar Arshad Khan was also present.

The chief guest, Muhammad Faiz Kidwai, speaking on the occasion stressed the significance of sports in development of an all round healthy personality of an individual. He said that sports, besides studies were essential for students to make them confident and dynamic persons who could face the onslaught of life challenges successfully.

He also announced two special prizes for the player and athlete of the year. Khushnum Karanjia of XII Commerce and Marium of XII Science received the prizes respectively. He said sports made an individual goal-oriented develop sportsman spirit and inculcate moral and ethical values in a person.

Brig (retd) Khan appreciated the tireless efforts of the sports in charge and other faculty members of the college for promoting sports in the college. He emphasised on women empowerment both in academics and sports. He said that co-curricular activities gave great self-confidence to the students and proved to be significant in the process of personality formation. He also announced a special prize for the sports department of the college as a token of encouragement.

A beautiful presentation was also given by the students which highlighted the sports achievement of the college. Earlier Prof. Nasreen Nisar, Principal DA College for Women Phase-VIII, highlighted some of the monumental achievement of the college both in curricular and co-curricular activities.Prizes and awards were given to the young sport girls who brought laurels to the college in various sports events.

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US varsity, KU may sign MoU
Karachi: We are willing to work on the details of signing MoU with the University of Idaho, USA, to develop a vibrant collaborative training programme, as it would result in skilled and trained manpower in the important areas aquaculture engineering, fisheries, and livestock which would have a direct impact on our economy and agriculture, related to the enhancement of food productivity and food safety.

Acting Vice-Chancellor, Karachi University (KU), Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi said this at a meeting with Prof. Dr. Gleyn E. Bledsoe - University of Idaho, USA - who visited the KU on Monday.

He visited various departments and KU institutes and showed interest in developing collaborative programmes with the Departments of microbiology, food sciences & Technology, marine Biology, and the Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Institute (HEJ). The main focus of his meeting with the acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nasiruddin Khan was on developing collaboration between the University of Idaho and KU to initiate various training programmes, sandwich PhD programmes, and exchange of Post-graduate students and faculty members.

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Teaching session extended at KU
The University of Karachi (KU) has extended teaching/classes of the first semester 2010 from May 8 to May 10. An official of the KU said on Monday that the registrar of the institution had issued the proceedings of a meeting of deans of the faculties held under the convenorship of the acting vice-chancellor on Monday. However, the semester examinations will be held from May 13 to May 31, it was further announced.

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Girls Guide unit formed at JUW
Karachi: A Girls Guide Unit has been formed at the Jinnah University for Women (JUW). This was announced by a spokesperson of the institution here on Monday. The unit, which is the first one at the JUW, consisted of 32 students and is headed by Prof. Raana Hadi. Scout Commissioner of Pakistan, Lt Gen (retd) Pervez Shahid was the chief guest at the launching ceremony.Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the management of the JUW for initiating the Girls Guide Unit at the institution. He also highlighted the significance of the Scout and the Girls Guide Movement. The news

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