KU announced admissions date to its affiliated colleges
Karachi, Jan 13: The University of Karachi has announced that admissions to its affiliated colleges in BSc, BCom and BA will begin on Jan 13 and continue till January 30. February 20 has been fixed as the last date for enrolment, according to a KU official. Dawn
Bridge inaugurated at KU
Karachi: A pedestrian bridge was inaugurated at the Silver Jubilee Gate, University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday by the parents of Anum Zehra, a KU student who lost her life in a road accident almost a year ago.
Zehra, 25, was a student of BA Hons Third Year Evening Programme in the Economics Department. She was crushed to death by a dumper at the Silver Jubilee Gate on January 24, 2009. The dumper was coming from Samama Shopping Centre towards Mosmiat, but the driver lost control of the vehicle and crushed the young girl.
After the inaugural ceremony of the new Pedestrian Bridge on Tuesday, it was named after Zehra. The KU Vice Chancellor Dr Pirzada Qasim had especially invited Zehra's parents to inaugurate the bridge.
Zehra's father expressed his satisfaction about the bridge and said that his daughter's sacrifice would now keep other students safe.
Addressing the occasion, Gulshan Town Nazim, Muhammad Wasay Jalil informed the students and teachers that the town will help the university in increasing the fleet of buses to provide a safe and comfortable journey to the students.
"The city government is eager to develop Karachi city and put it in the league of one of the best cities of the world. Efforts are being made in this regard, an example of which is the construction of the pedestrian bridge that conforms to the aesthetic taste and increases the beauty of the city," he said.
Students Adviser, Prof. Dr Tanveer Khalid; Campus Security Adviser, Dr Khalid Iraqi; and Chairman, Department of Economics, Prof. Dr Shafiq-ur-Rehman; were also present on the occasion. The news
BIEK announced Humanities forms submission date
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi has announced that the forms for the HSC part-I, II and combined (commerce and humanities groups) for external candidates; and the improvement of division in all groups and for additional subjects, could be submitted from January 18 to February 15 without a late fee. Dawn
BSEK to invite educationists for syllabi review
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) will invite educationists to seek their suggestions about prospective changes in syllabi, and proposals regarding the how to improve the education system, said BSEK Chairman Anzar Hussain Zaidi while talking to journalists on Tuesday.
Zaidi said that the Board would invite experienced educationists every month so as to hear their views about system could be improved, and subsequently, the Board would try to implement their recommendations.
"The current syllabus requires some serious changes, and educationists would be requested to recommend changes to it. As the chairman of the Board I will talk to the authorities concerned to implement them," Zaidi said. He also urged media personnel to step forward, and share their suggestions with the Board in this regard.
Zaidi said that there is a lack of proper training in the Board, which in turn leads to corruption and incompetence. "There must be a system to fix the loopholes present in the education sector, and in the Board in particular," he said.
He maintained that the Board would not tolerate corruption and incompetence, and the staff has also been warned to avoid any unethical and unprofessional practices at work.
Zaidi said that the Board would introduce manual and computerised tabulations of exam results to minimise corruption and errors. He also agreed to review the policy on late fees.
The BSEK chairman also urged journalists not to publish 'negative stories' related to the Board, claiming that such stories might have a negative impact on students. "Let me know what is wrong first, and tell me where it is happening. Give me some time to fix the problem, and if I can't resolve the issue, then publish it by all means. But let us try first at least," Zaidi said.
APSMA 6 month fee waiver
Karachi: As a gesture of solidarity with the arson affectees of the wholesale market, All Private Schools Management Association (APSMA) on Tuesday announced to provide a fee wavier to their children for a period of six months.
APSMA Sindh chapter Chairman, Khalid Shah addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club said that all businessmen, as well as the employees whose markets and shops were set ablaze, will be provided a token compensation by private schools for their children in the shape of a six-month fee wavier so that their educational process would continue smoothly.
Khalid Shah said that a delegation of APSMA met with DCO Karachi, Javed Hanif on Tuesday and after mutual consensus it was decided that all the affected parents should obtain a certificate from the DCO office and present it to the association or their concerned schools to avail the facility of fee waiver. "A cell has already been established in the DCO office to compile the data of the affected", he added.
Khalid Shah further said that if any school could not afford to give compensation to their students due to any financial problems, the association will provide fee wavier to such students itself.
"Though private schools are already under heavy burden of taxes and financial problems but we are with our trader brothers through this tough time and we will support them in every possible way", he said. The news
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