B.Com. part I (External) Annual Examination 2009
Karachi, July 27: The University of Karachi on Monday announced the result of B. Com. part I (External) Annual Examination 2009. According to statistics, total number of 8135 applied for the exam, 7,630 candidates appeared in the examination; 1,344 passed and remaining 6,286 students failed. The pass percentage remained 17.61.
SALU VC concerned over funds' stoppage
Khairpur: Shah Abdul Latif University vice-chancellor Prof Dr Nilofer Shaikh is concerned over stoppage of funds for development schemes and new projects being carried out by the universities of the province.
She said in a press release issued here on Monday that it would seriously affect ongoing work on projects for strengthening infrastructure of SALU including administration block, faculty of commerce and business administration, indoor games complex, students' service centre, staff hostel for male and female research scholars and the Date Palm Research Institute.
Dr Shaikh said that 27 research scholars who were doing their PhD research work in foreign universities under faculty development programme would also face the financial crunch.
She said that SALU was the only seat of higher learning in upper Sindh and appealed to the president and prime minister to re-allocate funds for development schemes and new projects in SALU in the larger interest of education.
She said that a grant of Rs467.3 million had been approved for the university but only Rs160 million had been released so far.
She appealed to higher authorities to release much needed funds to the university to help it continue its academic activities in a smooth manner. Dawn
SPLA slams transfers of college teachers, to start hunger strike
Karachi: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) Monday demanded that the 'unjustified' transfer orders of teachers in various colleges of Sindh should be cancelled and also announced that teachers would stage a token hunger strike outside the press clubs in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur from Tuesday (today) that would continue till the association's demand was accepted. Addressing a press conference at the DJ Science College, SPLA President Professor Ather Hussain asked the Sindh government to develop a proper transfer policy of college teachers while taking the association onboard. He said the Sindh Education Department's decision to transfer 414 college teachers was unjust and there was no logic behind it. ppi
College principals ask for income tax exemption
Karachi: The Department of Education should order the postings of the grade-20 professors in the colleges with immediate effect so that they would receive the salary slips of grade-20. Also, all teachers should be declared exempted from income tax, said President Sindh Government College Principals' Association Professor Saeed-Uz-Zafar Khan said.
In March 2010, Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, conducted a high-level meeting which agreed upon the time scale formula for the college teachers of Sindh. According to the decision, professors of grade-20 were eligible for the facilities which are being offered to the DMG Group.
Retired and junior employees posted in the boards and education department should be replaced with the senior professors of grade-20, Khan said. The teachers of college cadre should be brought at par with the university's teachers, he also said.
The government should establish a foundation for the retire teachers, he further said. "Like the government of Punjab, our government should also announce Rs10, 000 per month for the principals and Ph.D teachers," Khan added.
He demanded removal of wall chalking, political flags and influence of the political parties from the colleges and asked the authorities concerned to deploy law enforcement agencies at the educational institute as part of the security measures.
UoP to build plaza over trust land
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar (UoP) has decided to build a plaza over a piece of land on the University Road given to it by the Wakfur Rasheed Trust in 1972. The decision was made at a meeting presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan on Monday.
The participants of the meeting were told the two kanals of land and another plot adjacent to it was located opposite the Town Police Station. There were 16 shops over there.
The land was given to the university by the wife of former chief minister of the erstwhile NWFP Sardar Abdur Rasheed with the aim to generate resources for supporting poor students so that they could continue their studies.
For this purpose a sum of Rs120,000 was given as loan by the University of Peshawar for construction of these shops. However since then the rent of the shops remained stuck at Rs500 per month and the shopkeepers have been reluctant to pay the increased rent according to the market rate.
It has been observed that the average rent of a shop in the University Town area is in the range of Rs5,000 per month. The shops are currently generating Rs8,000 in the rent head for the university which is a meagre amount.
It was learnt that almost all the shops have been sub-let by the original owners. A team of the university headed by Acting Registrar Dr Syed Fazal Hadi visited the site on Monday and carried out feasibility study for constructing the plaza. The area was measured for designing a map for the plaza.
The vice-chancellor said that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) made cuts in the budget of the universities and asked the administration to generate their own resources. He said the university would not pass the burden to the students, adding that only 10 per cent fee would be increased, which was justified under the relevant rules.
Dr Azmat Hayat said that despite financial constraints 75 to 100 per cent fee concession was given to the deserving students each year amounting to 20 to 24 million rupees. "In the wake of the budget cuts, it has become difficult for the varsity administration to remit fee of the students so it has been decided to construct a plaza over the land to overcome our financial problems," he added. The VC said that the Board of Trustees would be taken into confidence besides seeking formal approval from the chancellor about the project. The news