Matric General Group result likely today
Karachi, June 29: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is likely to announce the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II (Matriculation) General Group (both Regular and Private) candidates on Monday (today).
Interestingly, the BSEK has not arranged any ceremony to honour position-holders, while high officials of the board seem to be deliberately avoiding the question-answer session which used to be a part of result announcement process.
This is the second time in a row that the board is not holding this ceremony and the main reason behind avoiding the event appears to be corruption during the examinations held in March-April 2009 in which several high-level officials were allegedly involved.
Sources said that some high officials of the board had allegedly supported the "cheating-mafia" by allocating them desired examination centres in order to facilitate special students who had paid a heavy amount for such services.
Several such examinations centres unearthed in Saudabad, Port Qasim, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Gulshan-e-Iqbal, which were offering special examination rooms to the candidates who had paid huge money for the purpose.
Some board officials were also blamed for selling "top-rank" positions to certain private schools, coaching centres or in some cases even individuals for some obvious reasons, the sources said. Sources further alleged that the BSEK officials had also committed departmental irregularities during the annual examinations last year.
The result of a school in Sahabdad Goth, Malir, was withheld under the same (cheating) charges and the former BSEK controller Javed Iftikhar blacklisted the school and banned it from conducting any exams in the future.
However, no major changes were seen during the annual examination 2009, as the "cheating-mafia" managed to continue its business in connivance with some officials, sources alleged.
During this year's exams, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan took serious notice of the matter and cancelled the contract of BSEK Secretary Asif Pasha Siddiqui, Examination Controller Javed Iftikhar and Deputy Controller Bizad Ullah Khan with immediate effect. The governor had also ordered an enquiry against eight other employees of the board.Your Comments
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SSUET approves budget for coming financial year
Karachi: The Board of Governors of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has approved a development-oriented surplus budget for the financial year 2009-2010 at a meeting held on Saturday under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr Saiyid Nazir Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, SSUET, and Chairman of the Board.
According to a Press statement issued on Sunday, the total income is estimated to the generated at Rs598million while the expenditure is estimated at Rs596.4million leaving a surplus of Rs1.6 million during forthcoming financial year.
Similarly the revised budget for the receding financial year (2008-2009), also showing a surplus of Rs39.2million, was also approved. The revised actual income is Rs591.4million while the actual expenditure is Rs552.2million.
Pointing out some of the salient features of the budget for the next financial year, the statement adds that Rs33.9million had been provided for purchasing additional state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for all the faculties while Rs3million had been provided for purchasing new academic books for the library (that currently has 60,000 volumes).
A provision of Rs5 million has been made for the university's plan to hire foreign specialist Teaching staff while the university will spend Rs1.5 million on its research project programme. An amount of Rs6million has been provided for further development of an ultra-modern I.T. Park at the newly acquired 200 acres of land in Education City, it added.
The university will award scholarships to deserving students for which a provision of Rs36million has been made in next year's budget. Moreover, it has granted scholarships to 2610 students during the outgoing financial year, i.e. 2008-2009, as against 1502 during 2007-2008.
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Masters admission list released
Karachi: The list of valid claims concerning the recent master-level admissions in University of Karachi (KU) evening programme has been released and displayed at the Silver Jubilee Gate and Directorate of Evening Programme, announced KU Evening Programme Director Prof. Dr Abuzar Wajidi. According to a press statement issued on Sunday, the successful candidates should submit their fees by June 30.
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Benefits of biotechnology stressed
Karachi: Biotechnology, an emerging field of science, can bring economic progress in the country, as the technology is considered a gateway to the economic prosperity of Pakistan. The use of biotechnology product can help the authorities get control over the environmental pollution.
These views were expressed by the Director, Centre for Molecular Genetics, University of Karachi (KU), Prof Dr Nuzhat Ahmed, while delivering a lecture on Saturday at Latif Ebrahim Jamal (LEJ) National Science Information Centre, KU. The Pakistan Biotechnology Information Centre (PABIC) of the KU organised the lecture with an intention to raise awareness of the tremendous potential of biotechnology commercialisation for the sustainable development of the economy of Pakistan.
She said that there was crying need to benefit from biotechnology, which helps produce generically modified (GM) crops. "The proper use of biotechnology can increase food production, lower food prices, and improve food quality. The technology has great potential to enhance food production in the country. The News
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