Sindh public universities funds cut

Cut in varsity funds slated
Hyderabad, July 15: Activists of the All Sindh Universities Employees Federation staged a march from Shahbaz Building to the press club on Wednesday in protest against drastic cuts in allocation of funds for the public universities of Sindh.

A large number of low-grade employees of Sindh, Mehran, Liaquat Medical universities and Sindh Agriculture University of Tandojam took part in the protest.

Addressing protesters, federation leaders said it was due to reduction in funds that the financial position of the public universities had been weakened and they were on the verge of bankruptcy.

They said that if the universities were not provided funds, poor students of interior Sindh would be deprived of higher education and the universities would have to suspend research in the fields of medical science, agriculture, engineering and environment.

They urged the government to pay attention to the problem and solve it.

They demanded that the public universities budget should be increased at least by 100 per cent.

They warned that if the budget of the Sindh universities was not increased, they would continue the protest.

PCR labs: The provincial manager of Sindh Chief Minister's "Hepatitis Free Sindh Special Programme", Dr Abdul Majeed Chutto has said that during the current fiscal year, two new PCR laboratories will be established in Karachi and Sukkur to diagnose Hepatitis and added that free treatment will be provided to 70,000 Hepatitis-C and 5,000 Hepatitis-B patients throughout the province.

Talking to media personnel here on Wednesday, he said the provincial government had allocated a huge amount of Rs1 billion in the current financial year for the special programme to eliminate fatal Hepatitis disease. During the current financial year, anti-hepatitis vaccination would be carried out in all the schools and jails and an organised awareness campaign would be launched in the province, Dr Chhutto said. Dawn

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Hazrat Ali Hajveri chair inaugurated at Karachi University
Karachi: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has stated that Islam is a religion of peace and it strongly condemns all types of terrorism.

He said this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Hazrat Syed Ali Hajveri Chair, set up by the University of Karachi, at the Governor House here on Wednesday.

The governor said the saints had played a pivotal role in the preaching of Islam and they strove for spreading the massage of fraternity. "The country is passing through a critical juncture and there is a dire need of spreading the teachings of Islam to remove the misunderstandings against the religion," Ebad said.

He said that keeping in view the present scenario, we should teach our children lessons of tolerance and include this in our curriculum. He said a chair with the name of Hazrat Ali Hijveri would also be set up at the Sindh University.

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Certificate awarding ceremony at SSUET
Karachi: Teaching is a challenging profession; it demands a clear set goal and teachers have a great responsibility of nation-building. If teachers are well-trained, they could motivate students in the most effective way.

This was stated by Engr ZA Nizami, Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) at the certificate awarding ceremony of held at the completion of SSUET 2nd Trainers' Training Programme. Elaborating further Nizami said that the basic concept of the training was to enhance the quality of the education and to equip teachers with modern teaching methods and innovative teaching tools. ZA Nizami emphasised to keep updating and get along with the quick changes happening around in the world. "Otherwise we would be lagged behind."

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Saiyid Nazir Ahmed said: "Sir Syed University started 2nd Trainers' Training Programme to enhance the skill and ability of teachers, because Sir Syed himself believed that only a better teacher can produce a better nation."

Registrar Shah Mehmood H Syed said that owing to the globalisation, no nation can survive without acquisition of the knowledge of science and technology.

SSUET second Trainers' Training Programme was a four week course in which 23 faculty members from different faculties participated to learn modern skills of teaching. The topics covered in the programme included Visionary Leadership, E-Learning, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, English Language, Phonetics: Speech and Dialogs, Effective Public Speaking, Research Methodology, Report Writing, Video Conferencing and the like. Chancellor ZA Nizami gave certificates to the participants at closing of the ceremony. The news

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Admission to SU school
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has announced schedule of admission to classes XI pre-engineering and pre-medical classes at Dr N.A. Baloch Model School.

Last date for submission of registration forms has been fixed as Aug 4. Written test will be conducted on Aug 5 and the result will be announced on Aug 9.

Last date for payment of admission fee will be Aug 16 and classes will start from 17.

Meanwhile; construction work for a boys' hostel at the University of Sindh began at the Jamshoro campus on Wednesday. Dawn

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