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Karachi University exam notice
Karachi, Aug 28: University of Karachi on Tuesday informed the candidates of BA,
BSc, BCom (Regular & External) enrolled in 2000 or before to pay Rs
3,000 to appear in Supplementary Examinations 2013 as extra charges in
addition to the normal examination fee. They would be required to appear
in the exam as per existing syllabus.
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KU announces exam form submission dates
Karachi: University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the date for the
submission of examination form and fee of BA Part I and II (Regular)
failure candidates for Supplementary Examinations 2013. The candidates
can submit their forms and fee for BA (Pass) Part I and II, Rs 2050 and
B.A (Pass) Parts I and II, Rs 3,650, in their respective colleges from
August 20 to August 27. Candidates enrolled in 2012 would not be
eligible for Supplementary Examinations 2013. On the same day, the
university also announced the submission date of Supplementary
Examination 2013 forms for BCom (Regular) failure candidates of part I
and II, and both parts. The candidates are informed to submit their
examination forms with fee of Rs 2650 for B.Com Part I and II and Rs
4550 for BCom both parts in their respective colleges from August 20 to
August 27. Those candidates who were enrolled in 2004 or earlier would
be eligible for supplementary Examination 2013.
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KU, CIMA look forward to collaboration
Karachi: A delegation of Chartered Institutes of Management Accountants
(CIMA), a professional international institution of repute based in
London visited the University of Karachi with a view to explore
collaboration opportunities. The delegation comprised of Middle East,
South Asia & North America Regional Director, Bradley Emerson,
Country Manager Javaria Hassan, and Office Manager Osama Qureshi. It
visited the University of Karachi's Faculty of Management and
Administrative Sciences for a meeting with Faculty of Management and
Administrative Sciences Dean, Prof Dr Khalid M Iraqi and Karachi
University Business School (KUBS) Chairman, Prof Dr AR Zaki to discuss
the prospect of collaboration for the academic and research areas
between CIMA and KUBS. Both Dr Iraqi and Bradley Emerson expressed
confident hopes of collaboration likely to advance the cause of advanced
education in professional areas. Daily times
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Matric papers' scrutiny
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education (BSEK) on Wednesday announced the date for
submitting scrutiny applications for Secondary School Certificate
Part-II, Science and General Groups (Regular and Private), from August
15 to September 25.
Acting controller examinations Khalid
Ehsan directed candidates to submit the form along with the fee at the
bank booths present within the premises of the Board Office. A fee of Rs
150 will be charged for scrutiny per paper. The news
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Schools with no students, students without schools
Nawabshah: It is a mystery of the missing students from the schools
that even Sherlock Holmes might find hard to solve, but the education
department and our provincial lawmakers must have a clue to.
are three schools doing in such close proximity in Long Khan Brohi
village in Ghand Tar UC in Shaheed Benazirabad district and why was
there not a single student there?
"Well, what are students going
to do without a teacher?" said Syed Adnan Ahmed, the drawing teacher
appointed at the middle school.
The middle school, in fact, had
three staff members - an office boy, a sweeper and the art teacher. As
for the two primary schools, one on the left for boys and the other for
girls, only a few feet from the middle school, they had no one there.
the primary schools get a teacher or two, the students will go there,
of course. But right now there is no one there to teach children at the
primary level here and what of this middle school when no one here has
passed class five to be promoted here?" the art teacher said.
three schools have been built on a request of Sumar Khan, son of Long
Khan Brohi after whom the village has been named. "He's our village
elder, our wadera, who visits the education department every month with
requests for teachers so that the schools should be able to fulfil their
purpose of imparting education," said Ahmed.
"People at the
education department always tell me not to worry and that they will
appoint teachers for the schools. I tried again during the summer
vacation and was again told that it would happen soon.
Now the vacation is also over and pretty soon the school year will
conclude as well with as usual no progress in the matter. These schools were built in 2008. This has been
going on for six years now. God alone knows for how much longer our
children will have to remain without basic education," said Sumar Khan,
the village elder.
According to the data available with Abdul
Jabbar Bhatti, executive director of the Institute for Social Change, a
local NGO researching education in the interior of Sindh, there are
about 40 households in Long Khan Brohi Goth and some 150 children of school-going age.
only 30 of them study and for this they travel on foot to the only
primary school in the next village, called Jan Mohammad Brohi village,"
At Jan Mohammad Brohi Goth, there are around 47 boy and
girl students but no school building. The children sit under the shade
of date palms near a graveyard as the school building nearby is now a
dangerous structure after the 2010-11 floods. Still, they are attending
classes as despite no school building, they have a teacher at least.
school building was flooded and it is not safe any longer," said Sher
Mohammad Khaskeli, the primary schoolteacher, at Jan Mohammad Brohi Goth
reading out the lessons to his 47 students, which they repeated after
him in a singsong style.
In nearby Salimabad, another school
remains without students. Although it has a teacher since 2011, the
teacher is not interested in teaching. "There is a shrine of Pir Sakhi
Jam Dattar here and he is related to one of the khidmatgars of the gaddi
nasheen at the shrine, which allows him to get away with it," said Mr
Bhatti, the researcher.
Similar is the case at Mithal Naich
Girls School in Jam Sahab UC, Taluka-II. The school was built in 1987
and was even renovated four years ago with School Management Committee
funds. And with it not having a teacher, the National Commission for
Human Development appointed one for a year on a Rs2,500 salary. But she,
too, left after a year and again there are no teacher and no students
there as well.
"Parents of girls here have no issues if a
school closes as they are not interested in educating them anyway. Had
there been pressure from the parents, maybe the education department,
too, would have been pushed into finding and appointing teachers in the
school," said Mr Bhatti.
"It is simple," said a village sage,
pointing towards the lush cotton, sugarcane and rice fields. "If
everyone here starts giving importance to education, and starts sending
their children to school, who will grow up to work in the fields? The
Zaradaris, Jamalis, Rinds, Brohis, Keerios and Dahiris do not want that
According to the data from Alif Ailaan, there are
2,695 government schools in Shaheed Benazirabad. Of them, only 210 are
either middle or high schools.
According to the government's own data, 299 schools are marked 'closed'.
to a Supreme Court petition regarding the miserable condition of
schools in Dec 2013: "As per report of the District & Sessions
Judge, Benazirabad, ... 202 schools are non-functional and 355 schools
are in the nature of ghost schools. Encroachments exist on the
properties of 112 schools by influential persons and villagers. ... On
the question pertaining to litigation concerning schools lands, it has
been stated that two matters are pending in the courts in this regard."
Going by the district education rankings of 2014, Shaheed
Benazirabad is ranked 90th of the 146 districts. The net enrolment of
girls in primary schools is 40 per cent and it drops to 8pc in middle
school. For boys the enrolment in primary schools is 58pc and 20pc in middle
schools. Also 69pc of class five students cannot read a story in Urdu or
Sindhi from a class two book. And 79pc of class five students cannot
read a sentence in English from class two book. The school
infrastructure is ranked 69th in 146 districts. Then 75pc of all
government schools are housed in a building termed 'condition
The district has been a Zardari family and
Pakistan Peoples Party stronghold since 1988. The former president's
sister, MNA Faryal Talpur, has served twice as a district Nazima, with
another sister, Dr Azra Pechuho, has been elected from the same
constituency thrice (2002, 2008 and 2013). Hakim Ali Zardari, their
father, served as an MNA in 1970, 1988, and 1993. And, of course, the
district, formerly Nawabshah, was named after the former prime minister,
Benazir Bhutto, in 2008.
"Well, the MNAs elected from here hardly ever visit the area though the MPAs take some interest," Mr Bhatti said.
Syed Fasih Shah from the rural side of the district agreed that there
was a definite problem. "The teachers who have been appointed by the
education department don't take their jobs seriously.
Education minister Nisar Khuhro has taken notice of this. We have also
been asking the teachers to pull up their socks. But it has only worked
to an extent," he said.
Meanwhile, MPA Tariq Masood Arain from
the city side was happy to report that the schools in the city were
doing far better. "But, yes, there is a problem in the villages as
during previous governments most school buildings were built as a gift
to please landlords in exchange for political favours. Even a village
with 10 homes will have two schools.
New census and research is needed to see how many homes there are in a village and how many schools are needed where," he said.
it would be better to appoint a teacher from the same village for a
school there. If someone comes to teach from somewhere else, he or she
won't care. A local teacher can at least care about his village and also
be pressured by the area residents to do the job right." Dawn
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