Affiliation of four colleges suspended
Karachi, Feb 03: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has suspended the affiliation of four private colleges of the city for offering and giving admissions to even those students who did their matriculation in the supplementary examinations despite knowing that they are not eligible to appear in the forthcoming Higher Secondary Certificate (Part-I) annual examinations-2011.
Taking notice of advertisements through which the colleges were offering admissions to first-year classes in almost all faculties, including science (pre-engineering and pre-medical), commerce and arts for the current academic session, BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai on Wednesday not only suspended their affiliation, but also handed over all the examination forms received from these institutions to the Board's Review Committee.
The BIEK also issued show-cause notices to all such colleges, asking their managements and heads to explain as to why their affiliation with it not be cancelled for deceiving students and their parents as they were aware of the fact that all those matriculates, including those who passed their matriculation by appearing in the Secondary School Certificate (Supplementary) examinations this year, if admitted as regular students to their institutions at this stage would not be able to meet the mandatory requirement of 75 per cent attendance and hence their forms for appearing in the Higher Secondary Certificate (Part-I) annual examinations-2011, would not be accepted by the board.The BIEK chief said that the action had been taken against these colleges so as to save the innocent students and their parents from becoming a victim of a fraud.
Prof Zai also appealed to parents not to get their children admitted to such institutions as those who were being offered admissions to colleges nowadays would not be able to meet the mandatory requirement of 75 per cent attendance and, as such, their forms for the forthcoming annual examinations would be rejected by the board.
According to a press release of the BIEK issued here on Wednesday, the colleges which are offering admissions in February and whose affiliation with the board has been suspended include Jauhar College of Information Technology and Management Sciences, Ashrafi College, Askari Degree College and Ghazi Foundation.
Internet facility in Colleges
Karachi: Sindh Senior Minister for Education Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq on Wednesday directed officials of the provincial education department to ensure the availability of computers and the Internet facility in all the public sector colleges within a week.
Presiding over a meeting of government colleges here on Wednesday, the minister asked them to improve the academic performance of their respective colleges as the provincial education ministry had now linked the promotions of principals and teachers with the academic performance of their students in examinations.
Taking notice of acute shortage of teachers at some city colleges, the minister asked the principals to immediate relieve all those teachers who had been transferred from the educational institutions having teachers in excess so that they could serve at the colleges facing a shortage. Dawn
Students' clashes create tension at colleges
Karachi: Tension erupted in various educational institutions of the city on Wednesday after clashes between two students' organisations in Federal Urdu University (FUU) Abdul Haq campus and Lyari Degree College. Leaders of both the organisations blamed each other for torturing and abducting activists of each other's party. People's Students Federation (PSF) president Karachi chapter claimed in a statement that Islami Jamiat Talaba's (IJT) workers had kidnapped and tortured an activist of PSF. On the other hand, IJT Nazim Hashim Abdali said that workers of PSF have kidnapped a student of International Relations in FUU, who is also an activist of IJT, and tortured him. Daily times
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the result of MA (Final) English External Annual Examination 2009. A total of 91 students were registered, 78 appeared and 13 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 16.67.
DUHS provided with fibre-optic connectivity
Karachi: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has provided fibre-optic connectivity to various institutes of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for research and academic purposes.
The institutes of DUHS linked through fibre-optic network include Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College and Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), a PTCL spokesman said on Wednesday.
DUHS is the oldest medical education institute in Sindh and the second oldest in the country. It serves as an umbrella for Dow Medical College (DMC), Sindh Medical College (SMC), Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS), Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases and many others.
PTCL spokesman said that the telecommunication company further aspired to equip DUHS with its state-of-the-art data centre services, video conference and wireless broadband services. Recently, PTCL and DUHS signed an agreement for the provisioning of wireless broadband (EVO) to facilitate DUHS faculty members, employees and enthusiastic students in their communication and connectivity needs.
SEVP BZS Abdulla Yousef said, "PTCL is heavily investing in these ICT assets on behalf of our customers so that they can focus on their core competencies".
PTCL is deeply committed to provide technology of international standards to Government, Educational and Enterprise markets so that it can play a major role in the development of the country". The news