BSEK declares SSC exam results
Karachi, July 24: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Monday announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) part-II science group annual examination-2012.
Muhammad Kashif of the Eden Public School clinched the first position by securing 811 out of the total of 850 marks. The second position was shared by Mairaj Khalid Khan of the F.F. Public School and Sana Khan of the Karachi Public School with 805 marks each.
The third position was claimed by Mehjabeen Qasim of the Shaheen Public School with 803 marks.
According to the statistics, 128,361 candidates appeared in the examination and 90,996 passed it. The pass percentage stood at 70.89.
According to a breakup, 14,300 candidates secured the 'A-1' grade, 23,967 the 'A' grade, 26,429 the 'B' grade, 19,443 the 'C' grade, 6,460 candidates the 'D' grade and 93 candidates passed the exam in the 'E' grade.
A BSEK announcement said that the marks statements would be ready within the next 20 days. It said that the marks statements of the regular candidates would be handed over to the authorised representatives of their respective institutions while those of the private candidates would be dispatched to their given addresses. appYour Comments
KU MBBS exam schedule
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) announced on Monday the schedule of the MBBS First Professional (Part-B) Supplementary Examinations 2012.The paper of Anatomy-II will be held on August 1 (Wednesday), Physiology-II on August 6 (Monday) and Biochemistry-II on August 8 (Wednesday).The papers will be held at the KU's Department Of Zoology from 2 to 5pm.
KU to arrange reception for Dr Chishty
Karachi: Faculty members, alumni and students of Karachi University's Microbiology Department are organising a grand reception on July 24th at 12 noon to welcome back Dr Khaleel ChishtyThe reception will be held at the Department of Microbiology for the former faculty members and alumnus, who returned home after being detained for 21 years in India. Prof Dr Khaleel Chishty will address the faculty and students and conduct an interactive session, tracing the history of virology, tissue and organ culture. He will also discuss ways to use the well-established technology for better diagnosis and control of viral diseases in Pakistan. The news
Readers call for expansion of library
Larkana: Book lovers have called for provision of more books, regular supply of national and international periodicals and news magazines and expansion of the Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library.
Shamsuddin Kalhoro, assistant director of the library, said that an average of 750 readers visited the library daily but it had insufficient space to accommodate them all.
Within 15 minutes of its opening, all chairs (presently 350) in the reference hall were occupied by readers, Zakir Samo, a member of the Readers Forum, told this correspondent during a visit to the library.
One copy each of English, Urdu and Sindhi newspapers were insufficient for readers in the newspaper section which had no copy of Herald, Newsweek, Time, Economist or any other periodical of international repute, said Yaseen Chandio who has taken CSS examinations.
The number of newspapers in the CSS section, which has only 35 chairs, is also insufficient, Chanido said and added the library had 10 year old editions of books prescribed for the CSS courses.
"We have a good collection of 80,000 books, covering a variety of subjects along with 4,000 books donated by Comrade Sobho Gianchandani," said Mr Kalhoro. Keeping in view the growing number of readers, he said, the library required two more reading halls. The department of culture, which ran the library, had allocated budget in the current financial year for the construction of one hall, he added.
Readers had to endure five-and-a-half-hour-long power outage everyday and the standby generator was seldom put to use, Zakir Samo said. The generator did not have the capacity to run air conditioners along with keeping lights and fans on in the reference hall, CSS section, children's section, newspaper section, ladies section and books sections, he said.
About 80 candidates took the competitive examinations from Larkana last year and all were regular visitors to this library, said Prof Muhktiar Samo who runs Knowledge Centre and takes CSS coaching classes.
In March 2012, about 198 candidates who prepared for the examinations at the library took CSS examination from Larkana.
About 800 appeared from Larkana in the current examination for the post of assistant director of NAB, said Yaseen Chandio.
Many readers who did not wish to be named complained of shortage of chairs, lack of space, insanitation and inadequate supply of drinking water besides loadshedding.
The library charges Rs10 per hour for Internet facility, which readers said, should be free of cost. A teacher of the Government Commerce College, Larkana, who is preparing for his PhD said it did not have research facilities and no reference books.
He said there should be a separate section for research scholars in the library to facilitate them in completing their assignments.
There was a great need for a separate ladies' library and another public library in the city to accommodate the growing number of readers and visitors, said Prof Mukhtiar Samo. Dawn