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Karachi University reopened amid tension, exams postponed

KU reopens today amid tension
Karachi, Aug 29, 2008: Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi Prof Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui on Thursday chaired a meeting to review law and order situation on the campus in the wake of an armed clash between two student groups that left three students dead and several others injured on Tuesday. Tension also forced the KU authorities to keep the institution closed for the following two days.

The meeting decided to reopen the university on Friday but keep the teaching process suspended for the day. It was announced that classes would resume on Saturday.

It said that since the entry passes issued to the students for their vehicles had been cancelled, no student would be allowed to bring in any vehicle till further orders.

Meanwhile, The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology has announced that teaching will remain suspended on its campus on Friday. However, it said, the administrative offices would remain open.

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KU exams postponed
Karachi: Keeping in view a tense situation on the campus following a clash between two student organisations, the University of Karachi on Thursday postponed the BPEd, BEd and MBBS final professional examination scheduled for Aug 29 and 30.

The new schedule will be announced later, according to a KU announcement. The schedule for the examinations to be held on Sept 1st and onwards will remain unchanged. App

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KU adopts measures to prevent further clashes
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) adopted many safety measures on Thursday to prevent further clashes in the future. The measures include cancellation of the vehicle passes issued to the students to enter the university.

The meeting decided to open the university today (Friday) but the classes will resume on Saturday.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor, also requested the teachers and their family members, officers, workers and other employees of the university to cooperate with the security staff at the entry points as the checking might be more stringent.

Another meeting was also held at the office of the KU Student Advisor to condole the sad demise of three students and condemn the mishandling of the teachers by some students. The participants considered giving punishment to the accused students.

Dr Nusrat Idrees chaired the meeting that was also attended by Dr Baqar Naqvi, Dr Saleem Shahzad, Dr Muhammad Harris Shoib, Dr Shahnaz Ghazi, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Moiz Khan, Sadiq Ali Khan, Jugnu Salahuddin and Ghazal Khwaja.

Officers Welfare Association expressed its deep sense of shock at the killing of three students and prayed for the departed souls. The association has appealed the VC to ensure the safety of the teachers, officers and non-teaching staff of the university to enable them to perform their duties without any fear for their lives. The News

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Over 80,000 submit forms for Class XI admission
Karachi: The last date for the submission of placement forms for admission to the city's 123 government colleges expired on Thursday.

Director-general (colleges), Sindh, Prof Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui, who is also chairman of the admission committee formed under the Centralized Admission Policy (CAP), has said that the first list of admission seekers' placement will be of Home Economics candidates.

He said the list would issued on Aug 30 or 31 and the students would be able to attend their classes much before Sept 15.

Without giving a precise date for the issuance of lists of other faculties, he said the entire process would hopefully be completed before Sept 15 and classes in all faculties would begin by Sept 20.

He said that the authorized bank's branches issued more than 92,000 placement forms and the committee had, so far, received 80,000 submitted by admission-seekers.

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Submission of SSC registration forms from Sept 1
Karachi: Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) will accept enrolment and registration forms for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I regular and private candidates for Science and General Group from September 1 till September 27. According to a press release on Thursday, the forms can be deposited in 20 authorised branches of Habib Bank Limited and Askari Bank Board Office Booth from the aforementioned date. The forms can be obtained from the same branches with effect from August 30, it said. The News

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36 schools and colleges face action
Karachi: As many as 36 colleges and higher secondary schools, including government institutions, may lose their affiliation with the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) for showing less than 10 per cent results in the HSC Part-II Science (Pre-medical) group annual examinations-2008.

Notices have been issued to all such colleges asking them to clarify their position and justify their dismal performance.

BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said an affiliated institution was required to come out with at least 30 per cent result and in case they failed to deliver, their affiliation could either be cancelled or suspended. Sources in the BIEK said that the colleges showing poor results had been given a chance to defend their position. Dawn

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