KU to be closed on Friday
Karachi, July 05: The registrar of the University of Karachi (KU) on Wednesday announced that the KU and its affiliated colleges would be closed on Friday on account of Shab-e-Barat.
The schedule of examinations of the university, if any, would be unchanged, the Registrar said.
KU extends form submission date
The Directorate of the Evening Programme of KU on Wednesday extended the last date for submitting admission forms to July 12. Aptitude tests for MBA (Banking) will now be held on July 15 at 11am in the Faculty of Arts.
KU MBBS Second Professional result announced
The controller of examinations of the University of Karachi on Wednesday announced the results for the MBBS Second Professional Annual Examination-2012.
Only 193 of the 517 registered candidates have passed, with an overall pass percentage of 37.33 percent.
ASCE to hold talk on secularism
The Area Study Centre for Europe, KU, will hold a talk by Professor Ram Puniyani, general secretary of the All India Secular Forum in Mumbai, titled "Secular values in South Asia - Are there lessons from the European Experience?" on July 6, 2012 at 10am in the centre's library. The news
KU, PCMD to organise public awareness programme
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU)'s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) will organise a public awareness programme entitled 'Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Anemia' on Thursday at Prof Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium of ICCBS. A press release issued by the university on Tuesday said that Dr Sonia Siddiqui, Assistant Professor at PCMD would deliver the lecture in the programme. The event is being held as a part of lecture series for public awareness on common diseases of Pakistan. Health professionals, students, research scholars, non-governmental organisation representatives and general public have been invited.
BSEK revises enrolment schedule of SSC Part I students
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) revised its schedule for the enrolment of regular students of SSC Part I Annual Examination 2013, here on Wednesday. The candidates of science and general groups can now submit their forms without late fee till Sept 17, with Rs 300 late fee till Sept 30, Rs 600 till Oct 12, Rs 1,200 till Oct 31 and with Rs 1,800 late fee till Nov 30.
BIEK flayed for interlinking practical and theory exams
Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi general secretary and senior educationist Naseem Siddiqui condemned the policy of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), expressing their concern on reports of candidates being declared fail in practical examinations on the pretext of their failure in theoretical exams. Siddiqui on Tuesday asked the Chairman of the Inter-Boards Committee on Education to explain the criteria being followed to allocate marks. "How is it possible to judge a candidate's competence like this and then claim that the marks obtained were due to the use of unfair means," he asked. He said that marks were already reduced from 25 to 15 before the authority concerned imposed a policy that prevented candidates from obtaining marks in practical examinations. "Its nothing but sheer injustice," he added. Daily times
Teachers demanding jobs water-cannoned
Karachi: Police water-cannoned around 250 protesting primary school teachers and arrested many of them outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.
The teachers, belonging to the Sindh University PST Test-Passed Action Committee, were demanding jobs.
Their tests were held in 2011 and it was promised, they claimed, that candidates who received more than 60 percent marks would be given jobs.
"There were 14,000 posts announced, but only 6,500 candidates were given jobs," the protesters said.
They alleged that the candidates holding a B.Ed. or M.Ed. degrees were given preference. For primary school teachers, no such criterion exists as per rules.
When the time for selection arrived, new applications were taken in and appointment letters issued.
According to the Sindh Education Department spokesperson, a 60 percent score was not the only criterion, and teachers could only be hired if there were vacancies. The news
University teachers observe black day
Hyderabad: Sindh Chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) observed a black day and held a demonstration outside the local press club to press the government for acceptance of teachers' demands.
President of the chapter Dr Usman Keerio and other leaders, including Dr Arfana Mallah, Dr Azhar Ali Shah and Prof Suresh Kumar, also addressed the protesters.
They condemned the remarks of the Sindh education minister against teachers, saying that the federation of teachers was already observing his social boycott.
They demanded reinstatement of the terminated faculty members of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) and appointment of VC as per HEC criteria.
Azhar Ali Shah said Nazir Mughal had been sent on forced leave by the governor's house and it led to a peaceful environment in Sindh University but it did not suit the governor and the education minister and they had brought him back.
He demanded his removal to save environment in the university and appointment of an in-service VC.
Arfana Mallah said Mughal's rejoining was harmful for the university and he should be removed immediately. She said the VC had been brought back after his forced leave expired and demanded that he should be removed immediately because he was destroying the institution.
Amar Sindhu said the return of VC had caused unrest among teachers, employees and students. She dismissed claims that teachers were vitiating the peaceful educational atmosphere of the university.
Prof Badar Soomro said the educational institutions of Sindh, including the SU, had been handed over to a 'retired mafia' and inept VCs chaired those higher seats of learning. Appointment of retired VCs is in violation of the criteria set by the HEC.
Nazeer Qureshi said educational institutions had been handed over to terrorists and goons who wanted to destroy the peaceful atmosphere of the university to create justification for establishment of a university in the city.
People of Sindh did not need university because they were aware of their rights and they would get them.
Labour Party Pakistan's Dr Mubarak Ali said they were with teachers and their struggle would continue unless Mughal was removed. He said that teachers were not anti-education; they were trying to save education.
Sindh SAUTA President Suresh Kumar alleged that Mughal was involved in corruption. The government had allowed him to join the university only to destroy education and if it was not checked, all educational institutions would collapse.
Mukhtiar Abbasi of the Awami Jamhori Party said that a rally would be held for VC's removal from Al Manzar to the local press club. He said the civil society would not allow Mughal to work as VC.
Leader of Sindh University Students Union Mashooq Qambrani said students had joined the struggle of teachers. He alleged that Mughal was an agent of the MQM; he was destroying education.
Sacked teachers seek reinstatement
Quetta: Sacked teachers and supervisors of the National Education Foundation of Balochistan have appealed to the president, prime minister and chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of termination of their services and demanded reversal of the government decision.
Addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday, Saifullah Khan, a former supervisor, said that more than 900 employees of the NEF had been sacked without prior notice.
He said that according to a decision of the Supreme Court announced in October 2011 the federal government had to regularise services of teachers, supervisors and staff working on the NEF project.
Mr Khan said the federal government, instead of implementing the verdict of the Supreme Court, had sacked hundreds of employees. The government move, he said, had contradicted its own claim of providing jobs to unemployed youths of Balochistan.
He said it was the responsibility of the government to take the issue seriously and direct the top management of NEF to withdraw termination orders. Dawn