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Edu EDOs given seven-day ultimatum to reopen 7,500 schools
Karachi, June 18, 2008: The Sindh government has given Executive District Officers (EDO) of the education department a do-or-lose-your-job target to re-open 7,500 closed schools within a week.

Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq called a meeting of EDOs from all districts of Sindh at the Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday, and questioned their actions in-depth.

The Pakistan Economic Survey (PES) 2007-08, presented on June 10, mentioned that Sindh has the largest share of non-functioning educational institutions 58 percent. Haq gave the EDOs the target of opening 7,500 closed schools within a week. If an EDO fails to reopen a school in his area, he or she will be sacked.

The minister's public relations officer, Parviz Narejo, said that other important decisions were also made at the meeting, including the decision to end postings to the education department on a pay and scale (OPS) basis within the next three days, the decision to send all officers back to their original posts and the decision to have the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) decide new promotions every month.

It was also decided that the administrative and academic aspects of the education department will be separated. A committee will be constituted to conduct a survey within the department to see which field of the two fields each teacher is interested in.

The EDOs were also ordered to make reports on historic school buildings with standout architecture. "If these are not being used by the department, model schools will be opened in them, through a public and private partnership," said Haq.

The EDOs were also asked to make sure that teachers do not smoke in the classrooms or on the school premises. Daily Times

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"According to the meeting held, it was decided that Teachers will not smoke in schools. Not only they r smoking but also taking other kinds of drugs in the schools. It was also decided that closed schools will be re opened n buildings will be used 4 the studies but no school is re opened yet.Schools r still used for the buffaloes and other things. The points that r discussed in the meetings are burried there on the venue and no actions or compliance is taken for improvement. It means the meetings r fruiteless n strategies r only in the papers and files. there is no monitoring over the teachers and other tiers. Thanks. "
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KU declares results of BSc exams
Karachi: The examinations department of the University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the results of BSc (Medical Technology) part-II annual examinations 2007.

Beenish Mugal, daughter of Mohammad Nosha Mirza, seat number 72006, clinched the first position in the order of merit, Shahina Kalam, daughter of Mohammad Kalamuddin, seat number 72029, stood second while Aeman Siddiqui, daughter of Rafiquzzaman Siddiqui, secured the third position. All the three toppers belong to the Z.A. School of Medical Technology (SIUT).

According to the statistics, as many as 80 students appeared in the exams while 72 of them managed to pass the exams. The overall pass percentage remained at 90 per cent.

Meanwhile, the University of Karachi also declared the results of BSc (Medical Technology) part-I annual examination 2007.

Only 14 candidates appeared in the exams and of them 13 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained at 92.85. Dawn

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KU to cooperate with HIU
Karachi: The University of Karachi signed an MoU on Tuesday with Iran's Hormuzgan Islamic University to promote cooperation in research and faculty exchange programs.

A senior faculty member said that KU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui and HIU President Dr Ahmed Nouhehgar signed the agreement, and faculty exchange programmes will be initiated between the two universities and also between the Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology and HIU. A common research programme will be devised for the coastal areas of Iran and Balochistan. app/ppi

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