Board to display answers to MCQs online after exams
Karachi, Jan 11: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has said that correct answers of objective-type questions included in the question papers related to the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations, could be viewed on the official website of the education board on the same day of holding of an examination after finishing of the exam time.
The BIEK said that such a system of making available online answer key of the objective-type questions of the HSSC papers would be introduced in order to help a candidate determine his possible position and score in the examinations on a more correct basis.
The decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting held at BIEK on Tuesday, with its Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai chairing, where decisions were taken to bring more transparency and introducing scientific techniques in the Intermediate-level examinations.
The decisions were made in line with a recently held conference at the board office where the chairmen and controller of exams of different education boards of Sindh, representatives of teachers of government and private colleges in attendance, mooted ways and means to introduce scientific methods and transparency in the HSSC exams. The BIEK said that it had started the process of implementing recommendations of the said conference.
Prof Zai was quoted in a BIEK press release as saying that the strategy for holding the HSSC Examinations-2012 had been prepared and under it, a workshop of examiners and papers setters would be held in the last week of January.
A seminar would also be held in February where tabulators, codifiers, and invigilation staff related to the HSSC exams would be briefed about the new methods introduced in the exams. The seminar would also be attended by members of the Student Educationist Syndicate made up of position holders of the Intermediate exams.
Meanwhile, the BIEK also announced on Tuesday that scrutiny forms for Commerce (Regular and Private) and Humanities (Regular & Private) Groups for HSC Part-I Annual Examinations-2011 would be accepted from January 13 to February 13.
KU issues evening programme merit list
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday issued the merit list of candidates admitted to various disciplines in BS, Honours, MBA and MCS in the Evening Programme of the public-run university for the academic session 2012-13.
The university also posted the merit list on the varsity's website on Monday night to facilitate the students. The same list is also pasted on the wall at the Silver Jubilee Gate, KU.
At least 2,500 students had been given admission to 35 departments of the KU in its Evening Programme while around the same number of students were admitted to the university's 54 departments in its Morning Programme, Director, Admission Committee of the KU, Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi said.
The successful students are advised to submit their admission fees from January 11 to 16 to complete the admission process, he said.
The Orientation Session for the students of the Evening Programme is scheduled on January 16 whereas the students enrolled in the Morning Programme would attend the same on January 14, Dr Iraqi added.
The university has also issued the upgraded merit list of the candidates of Pharm-D (Evening Programme), he said. The news
Book Fair 2012 commences at NED University
Karachi: The Book Fair 2012 commenced at the NED University of Engineering and Technology at its campus here on Tuesday. Vice Chancellor of the university Engr Abul Kalam was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. Leading booksellers and publishers have been set up as many as 40 stalls at the fair, which will continue till Jan 12. A discount in the range of 20 to 30 percent is being offered on the sale of books. app
Governor urged to remove VC
Hyderabad: In a letter sent to President Asif Ali Zardari and Sindh Governor/Chancellor of the government universities of the province, Dr Ishratul Ibad, the Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) has demanded immediate removal of the university's ViceChancellor Dr Nazir A.Mughal.
President of SUTA Dr Azhar Ali Shah said in the letter that increasing incidents of violence at the campus indicate the graveness of the situation under which the academic environment is being continuously hampered by miscreants.
He said threats, aerial firing, mobile phone snatching, infighting among different student groups and misbehaviour with teachers have become the order of the day.
He said lack of concern and inefficiency of the administration in tackling these issues has worsened the situation to such an extent thateven a university professor Basheer Ahmed Channar was killed.
Mr Shah said that the association at its general body on January 4 had resolved that now it is impossible for the teachers to work at the campus unless their four demands were accepted. He said that one of the major demands included resignation of vice-chancellor.
He said the demand regarding resignation of Dr Mughal was communicated to him in person by a large number of protesting teachers on the day the professor was killed.
He said academic activities at the university have been suspended since January 2 and regretted that Dr Mughal has not tendered his resignation voluntarily.
The SUTA president has sent another letter to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah requesting him to expedite the process of constituting a judicial committee to probe the murder of Professor Channar. Dawn
'International Sindhi literary conference in Karachi soon'
Hyerabad: The Secretary of the Department of Culture, Government of Sindh, Abdul Aziz Uqaili, on Tuesday, said that an international Sindhi literary conference will be held in Karachi within six months.
Speaking at the international literary conference held at Bhit Shah Excellence Centre on the second day of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai's 268th Urs, organized by the culture department, the secretary said that scholars and learned people of the country and from around the world will be invited to attend the conference.
Uqaili said that it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan, that an international literary conference was held on the occasion of the Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (RA), adding that the conference was a proof of national solidarity, while works on projects to decorate the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif were going on expeditiously.
He said that around 74 books were published by the culture department under this government, adding that a scheme for other books was also approved. The news