Students disrupt HSC exam | APMSO an ongoing movement
'Students' disrupt exam, harass teacher
Krachi, June 11: In yet another incident of growing hooliganism in educational
institutions, students belonging to a political party on Wednesday not only
disturbed a practical examination during the ongoing HSC annual examinations at
a reputable college of the city, but also took away the answer scripts of the
The incident occurred at the Adamjee Govt Science College when
some students of a group affiliated with a political party entered the physics
laboratory where 20 students of Class XI were busy taking their practical
examination. The intruders asked the Internal Examiner, Assistant Professor
Ghulam Mustafa, to allow three other students to take their practical exam, even
though they were not in possession of practical journals.
examiner, according to college sources, told the students who were not in
possession of journals that they could take their practical examination some
other day, as the practical exams at the college would continue till June 29,
but the students belonging to the student organisation insisted that since the
three students belonged to their party, they must be allowed to take the
practical exam on Wednesday, or else other students would not be allowed to take
their practical exams either.
The internal examiner then refused to allow
the three students to take the exam, saying that since the journal carried three
marks, he would not be able to award the marks to those not possessing it, and
neither would he be able to allow them to take the exam.
Under the rules,
possession of a journal is mandatory for an examinee at a practical
At this point the students became infuriated, misbehaved with the
internal examiner and grabbed him by the collar.
As soon as the news
reached other teachers of the college, a senior professor of the college, Prof
Ather Hussain Mirza, who was busy conducting the physics practical examination
of Class XII students in another lab of the college, rushed to rescue his
According to Prof Mirza, he told the students that production
of a journal at the time of a practical exam was necessary and as such they
could not appear in the examination that day. "Shortly afterward, the students
who were insisting that those not in possession of journals be allowed to take
their practical on Wednesday left the laboratory, but after some time another
group of 15 to 20 students entered the laboratory and took away the answer
scripts of the students who were busy taking their practical exam."
said that teachers of the physics department of Adamjee Science College had
decided not to conduct any further practical examinations until the chairman and
the controller of examinations of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi
take some concrete measures to ensure that such unpleasant incidents did not
take place again.
In a similar incident, a group of students belonging to
another political party had torn up the answer scripts of examinees on Monday
when they were taking their MBBS First Professional (Part A) and LLB (Part-I)
examinations at the University of Karachi on Monday. Karachi University had
later rescheduled the papers, which will now be held on June 27 at the same time
and centre as earlier. Dawn
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College teachers boycott practical examination
Karachi: Teachers of the Government Adamji Science College on Wednesday
boycotted practical examinations and demanded the Chairman Board of Intermediate
Education Karachi (BIEK) to provide them foolproof security against the student
wings of various political parties.
As per details, the interference of a
political student wing into the said examination held at Government Adamji
Science College on Wednesday caused anger among the teachers.
The members of
a political student wing wanted the entry of three students in the physics
practical exams, carrying three marks.
On the refusal from teachers, they
forcibly entered the physics laboratory and disrupted the exams besides
manhandling teachers. It is pertinent mention here that Adamji College was
conducting practical examinations in two shifts. The first shift was started
from 9am to 11am and second one would begin from 11am to 1pm.
shift, nearly 20 students can participate while practical exam carries 15 marks
including 3 marks of practical general.
A senior teacher of Adamji College,
Prof Athar Hussain, who is also a senior leader of Sindh Professors and
Lecturers Association (SPLA), said that during the second shift of
the practical examination, activists of APMSO asked Assistant Professor Ghulam
Mustafa to support them illegally.
On refusal, they adopted objectionable
attitude with the senior teachers.
"I was asked to intervene into the matter
but I warned them no student would be allowed in the exam without practical
general, uniform and admit card. On my strict reply, they threatened me of dire
consequences and left the laboratory."
"Manhandling of the teachers and
transgression with teachers have become a routine while the authorities
concerned do not pay any attention towards the issue", he said, adding that this
situation has forced the teachers community to boycott practical examination
scheduled to be held at Adamji College.
"The examinations will be held only
after the authorities concerned make proper security arrangements for the
teachers. Chairman BIEK, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai and Controller Examinations can
play vital role with regard to providing security to the teachers during the
said examinations", he said.
Prof Hussain strongly condemned the manhandling
of senior teachers at the hands of APMSO members and demanded the authorities
concerned to clear the educational institutions of all sorts of political
activities. The Nation
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APMSO an ongoing movement'
Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain said
on Wednesday that All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation (APMSO) is not a
traditional student organisation but is an ongoing movement that has continued
despite blockades and conspiracies hatched by the forces of negative
exploitation. In a message on the eve of APMSO's 31st foundation day, Altaf said
that the ideology of the movement is spreading to every nook and corner of the
country. He said that the APMSO is the only organization in the history of the
country that produced MQM, a major political party for the masses. He
congratulated APMSO on the occasion of the 31st foundation day saying that they
had paid tribute to the martyrs, detained workers and missing workers of the
party for their sacrifices for the ideology and struggle of the party. Daily Times
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USAID to launch Pre-STEP
Karachi: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Sindh Education
Department has launched the Pre-Service Teacher Education Program
(Pre-STEP) in Sindh, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
is designed to improve the quality of basic education in Pakistan by
strengthening teachers' education and skills. The programme will
directly impact new and practicing teachers by helping them gain
revised and upgraded teaching qualifications. The $75 million,
five-year-long programme will operate throughout Sindh.
recognise the need for improving skills and qualifications of new
teachers in order for Pakistan's overall education system to improve.
We are committed to supporting Pakistan in its education reforms -
helping to build the foundation on which future generations of Pakistan
can lead in the development of their country," said USAID Mission
Director Robert Wilson. Pre-STEP works in partnership with Pakistan's
Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Federal Ministry of Education,
and the provincial departments of education to build on existing
structures and programs. The program will support 15 universities and
75 teacher colleges as instruments of change for academic standards in
teacher education. The News
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CDGK schools await SMC funds
Karachi: Despite the release of much-awaited SMC funds for the CDGK run
schools, the amount has so far not been distributed among the educational
institutions causing inordinate delay to organise girl guides and scouts
activities, it was learnt on Wednesday.
It may be noted here that
SMC funds have been released after three years due to which various sports
activities as well as maintenance and renovation work at these schools could not
The transition of these funds could not be possible to some DDOs
of various departments, well-informed sources said.
This year, Rs 148
million were released in the head of SMC funds one month ago, but still has not
been distributed among the school heads and principals.
An official in
officer in the education department, when contacted, said that funds had been
released to the secondary and higher secondary schools for boys and girls.
Headmasters and sports teachers of various schools
said that they were unable to initiate girls guide, scout and other sports
activities in their institutions due to the delay in the release of SMC funds.
When contacted, DO education said that Rs 70 million had been approved two
years back but the said amount was not released for unspecified reasons.
"However, Rs 148 million has been released and the distribution process has
also been started among CDGK schools", he added.
The official further said
the SMC funds have been approved according to the number of students enrolled in
the schools at the rate of Rs 210 per student. He added that education
department made all out efforts to get the funds before the start of summer
City Nazim Mustafa Kamal had approved the summary that would
allow the use of School Management Committees (SMC) fund in co-curricular
activities such as girls' guide, scouts and sports competitions.
It may be
mentioned here that World Bank, in its recommendation about good governance and
reforms in the Sindh education system, had stressed the proper use of SMC funds. The Nation
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