KU declares BA result
Karachi, July 02: The Examinations Department, University of Karachi (KU) on Friday declared the result of B.A. Part-II and Both Parts (Regular) Annual Examination 2010.
According to the gazette issued, 9,160 candidates were registered for the examinations of which 8,848 appeared and 684 students passed the exams with first division while 2,225 and 55 candidates got second and third divisions respectively. The overall pass percentage was 33.50 per cent.
The result of four candidates was withheld for the want of enrolment whereas three results were not issued and the candidates were asked to submit their particulars. Furthermore, results of 20 candidates were withheld as they had changed their subjects without any prior permission.
At least 13 unfair means cases were reported, the officials of the examinations department said. Hadiya Saleem daughter of Muhammad Saleem, a student of BAMM PECHS Government College for Women, having seat number 112912, clinched the first position with 783 marks out of 1000.
Meanwhile, Anum Rafique daughter of Muhammad Rafique, another student of BAMM PECHS Government College for Women, having seat number 112871, secured second position with 760 marks. A student of Khursheed Government Girls Degree College Asia Ashraf daughter of Muhammad Ashraf, having seat number 111358, bagged the third position with 751 marks.
Admit cards for MA exams
The Controller of Examinations, University of Karachi (KU), on Friday announced that the MA external (Previous and Final) annual examination-2010 would commence from July 4.
According to a press release issued here, the KU examination department has dispatched all admit cards and examination schedule at the addresses of all candidates. The candidates, who have not received their admit cards should get their duplicate cards by July 2 (today) from Room No 1, Silver Jubilee Gate of KU from 10am to 1pm, he said.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of KU has announced the candidates of BA, B.Com, B.Sc and Improvement of Division could submit their registration forms till July 14 along with a fee of Rs2300 from 9am to 1pm at the bank counters of Silver Jubilee Gate, KU. The news
New BSEK exam chief
Karachi: Ms Rafia Mallah on Friday assumed the charge of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi's controller of examinations.
The post of controller of examinations at the board had been lying vacant since 2009, when Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, in his capacity as the controlling authority of all educational boards of the province, had removed a number of senior board officials, including its secretary and controller of examinations.
The action was taken in the light of the findings of a two-member committee constituted by the governor to investigate the affairs of the board amid reports of rampant cheating in the Secondary School Certificate annual examinations-2009 and discovery of an illegal exam centre. Dawn
No major changes in matric syllabus since 1995
Karachi: The curriculum of Sind's current matriculation system governs the academic development of students across the province just as much as the quality of teachers or educational facilities, but the syllabus has not seen any significant changes since 1995 and current attempts add serious amendments have been unsuccessful due to legal formalities.
As a result of these legalitites, the bill drafted in this regard has yet to be tabled in the provincial assembly (PA). The recommendations and suggestions regarding changes in the curriculum at the provincial level were initiated by the Bureau of Curriculum, the Reform Support Unit (RSU) and the Sindh Textbook Board (STB).
In order to make any amendments the Sindh Assembly must approve the proposed changes; however, as a result of the devolution of the education department to the province these reformations could not be presented to the PA as it was not yet decided who would be the legal authority to rule on the issue.
In addition to this hurdle, other formal legislation has not yet been fulfilled which has accentuated the standstill.
The syllabus has not changed since 2006 when only minor differences were incorporated.The purpose behind the newly proposed amendments is to improve the reading skills as well as logical thinking of students.
In 2009, subjects such as Mathematics and Science at the Class IV level were reviewed in a random survey, while in 2010 language subjects like Urdu and Sindhi were looked at for the purpose of designing a standard syllabus for all school teachers to follow.
According to sources, the changes in the curriculum of class I through IV have also been sought. Subjects such as Mathematics, English, Social Sciences and General Knowledge would be modified gradually while other subjects would follow later. Officials from the aforementioned authorities were not available to comment on the matter. The news
Bhittai hospital affiliated to LUMHS
Hyderabad: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) had decided to depute its consultants for regular visits to the Shah Bhittai Hospital Latifabad after affiliation of the former with the latter.
The affiliation was finalised last month between the DCO Hyderabad Aftab Ahmed Khatri and Vice-Chancellor Dr Noshad A. Sheikh. It may be noted that the Bhittai hospital comes under administrative control of the district government. It was hoped that the hospital would upgrade with the facilities of consultants and specialists, house job officers and post-graduate students and nursing staff. Dawn
Dr Noshad A. Sheikh told on Friday that consultants for paediatrics, surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics would visit the hospital regularly, besides remaining on call.
"We have asked the DCO to create vacancies of 50 house job officers and 25 nursing staff in BPS-16." Final year examinations at LUMHS would be held this month and results in September.
The VC said that a fresh batch of house officers would be deputed in Bhittai hospital and hopefully it would be recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
Midwives are currently working in the hospital and a fresh batch of bachelors in nursing from the LUMHS would also be made available from September. Likewise, he said, the post graduate students' training would be rotated in Bhittai hospital, as well.
DCO Aftab Khatri said the district government had completed work for the PMDC recognition. Some objections were raised which had been removed. The PMDC team would visit the hospital soon to recognise it. Vacancies for house officers and staff nurses would be filled soon. Dawn
LLB exam date announced
Khairpur: Controller Examinations Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Barkatullah Qureshi has announced that annual examination of all law colleges of Sukkur and Larkana regions for the year 2011 LLB Part-I, II and III will commence from 11th of July to 30th of July 2011 in the evening time.
Appearing students are advised to visit their respective colleges/centers to note the schedule. The nation