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10pc seats remain unfilled in KU evening programme
Karachi, June 23: The Karachi University's directorate of the evening programme
on Monday issued the merit list of candidates who have been given admission to
the two-year masters' programme and one-year postgraduate diploma courses for
the year 2009-10.
The merit list posted on the noticeboard of the
directorate showed that 1,875 candidates were accommodated in all the
disciplines and courses offered in the KU evening programme.
that some 205 seats still remained unfilled as the total number of seats
available was 2,080.
Even in the MBA (banking and finance) course - for
which aptitude tests were held on June 14 on the KU campus for 50 available
seats - only 44 candidates were given admission.
When the director of the
KU evening programme, Prof Abuzar Wajidi, was asked about the KU's failure to
fill the seats, he said that the number of candidates who applied for admissions
to masters programme of some departments - such as zoology and physiology - was
less than the number of seats available in these departments.
that except for MBA (banking and finance), admissions to all other masters and
postgraduate courses were given on the basis of marks obtained by applicants in
their degree examinations while keeping in view the number of seats available in
Around 50 to 60 seats were available in each discipline
of masters and postgraduate courses while some 120 seats were available in the
one-year postgraduate public administration diploma course, he said.
Wajidi said that of the total 1,300 candidates who appeared in the aptitude test
held for the admissions to MBA (banking and finance) only 44 students passed the
tests, and were given admissions.
Meanwhile, thousands of students who
appeared in their BSc and BA exams were deprived of admissions to the KU evening
programme as their results have not yet been declared, though their last paper
was held more than six months ago.
Prof Wajidi admitted that except for
900 candidates who had passed their BCom exams this year, applications of all
those candidates who took BSc and BA exams were not considered for admission as
their results were still awaited.
Meanwhile, all successful candidates
have been asked to deposit their fee at the directorate of the evening programme
between June 24 and June 26.
Prof Wajidi said that evening classes would
begin from July 1.
According to the KU sources, claim forms will be
received till June 24 and its list would be displayed on June 26 at the
directorate of the evening programme. Dawn
KU seminar on health care management
Karachi: A seminar on health care management system (HCMS) and
information and communication technology (ICT) in developing countries was held
at the University of Karachi (KU) Umair Basha Institute of Technology (UBIT), in
coordination with the Staffordshire University's Department of Computer
Engineering and Technology & Health Sciences.
The objective of the
seminar was to utilise ICT in HCMS in the context of developing countries to
provide effective health services at low cost. In the sector of health services,
HCMS can be used to implement several new medical services such as remote
diagnosis, central databases of patients, tele- and audio-conferencing and
health card systems.
Prof Dr Aqil Burney emphasised the importance of ICT
especially in service sectors such as HCMS which needsurgent attention in
Pakistan. He said that at present, there was a digital divide between the fields
of health and IT.
Dr Zahid Bashir of the Aga Khan University Hospital
spoke about HCMS and use of ICT in Pakistan and told the audience about possible
medical services which could be provided by using ICT in Pakistan. He pointed
out various primary health facilities which could be provided using mobile
communication technology, costing US$0.30 per call to contact a doctor on phone
in Pakistan, $1.25 in India and $0.21 in Bangladesh.
At the end of the
seminar, it was recommended that an online research group should be developed
for ICT-based healthcare management systems in Pakistan. A network of experts
should be formed and research coordination should be initiated between KU and
Staffordshire University and other British universities. Kamran Ahsan, a
research scholar and teacher in the Department of Computer Engineering and
Technology, Staffordshire University, UK.
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Evening classes, exams to begin from July 1
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts and Sciences
(FUUAST) has announced that the evening classes and examinations of the
university will commence from July 1. The university has also announced the LLB
Final Year (2008) results, with a pass percentage of 92.11. The results of MSc
(one Year programme) and MSc Physics Final Year Examinations-2008 have also been
announced, with a pass percentage of 88.24. The dates for the submission of BA,
B.Com, MA and Madressah special examinations have been extended to June 25.
Those who have passed their last examinations in 2007 are eligible to apply. The News
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Sindh lecturers plan protest in August
Karachi: Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) has planned to
launch a movement for the basic rights of teachers of Sindh colleges after
summer vacations in August.
The negative response from the Sindh Education
Department may turn the movement into a massive protest against the provincial
government's educational policies.
SPLA central leader Prof Ather Hussain Mirza said that SPLA would raise the new
academic issue of over crowding in the classrooms and convince the government to
restrict the college administration to allow only 80 students in a class.
praised the decision of Balochistan government for implementing the rule of
'time scale promotion' in the province for college teachers. He expressed grave
concern over the attitude of the education department of Sindh in terms of not
providing basic facilities to the college teachers, who are suffering with low
salaries and low job security, despite the important role of the teachers in
making progress of any society.
On the other hand, Punjab government, in
recent budget, has formed a committee to organise recommendations for promotion
of college teachers, he said, adding that Punjab government has also increased
'principal charge allowance' that would be distributed under three categories
which would be based on localities.
Mirza said, "The first category is
Rs4,000, second Rs5,000 and third is Rs6,000. But regrettably, the Sindh
Education Department is giving only Rs600 on account of principal charge
allowance. The department is apathetic towards the legitimate rights of the
teachers. The promotions should be given as per the timescale in Sindh, while
the present method of promotions is put under condition with the availability of
He said that college teachers should be up-graded as per the
announcement of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, as Higher Education
Commission had already up-graded university teachers in the country. Sindh
government should enhance 100 per cent pay scale, while teachers working on
ad-hoc basis should be regularised immediately. There is dire need to overcome
the shortage of teachers in the government colleges. Teachers are waiting for
their due promotions since many years, but the department is indifferent towards
their genuine rights. The Nation
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BISE Hyderabad 'Illegal' appointments
Hyderabad: Activists of the Jeay Sindh Students Federation (JSSF) and members of
the daily-wage employees action committee staged a demonstration here on Monday
against the "illegal appointments" in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education (BISE) Hyderabad. They also staged demonstrations outside the press
club and later in front of the high court, where the acting governor was being
The representatives also met acting governor Nisar
Khuhro, who assured them of taking up the matter with BISE officials. The
protesters demanded that the "illegal appointments" made in the BISE Hyderabad
should be cancelled immediately. The News
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