Karachi University exam forms
Karachi, June 01: The University of Karachi has announced that the forms along with the prescribed fee for the LLM (previous and final) annual examinations-2010 will be accepted till June 17.
A KU statement issued on Monday said that the forms and fee for the BPEd annual examinations-2010 will be accepted by June 15 without a late fee.Your Comments
Fuuast exam forms
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) has extended the date for the submission of forms for both parts of BA, BCom and MA from June 1 to 7.
According to a Fuuast statement, the forms for improvement of division may also be submitted by the same date. App/Ppi
Second phase of HSC exams began
Karachi: Over 147,000 candidates will appear in the second phase of the Higher Secondary Certificate (Part-I and II) annual examinations-2010, beginning on Tuesday under the aegis of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK).
Both regular and private candidates of Intermediate (Class XI and XII) Humanities and Commerce groups are registered for the examinations for which the BIEK set up 131 centres at colleges and higher secondary schools.
The Humanities group's examinations will be held in the morning shift (i.e. from 9.30am to 12.30pm) while the Commerce group's exams will be conducted in the evening shift (from 2.30pm to 5.30pm).
BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said that all the centre coordination officers (CCOs) assigned the task of carrying papers to examination centres would be provided armed guards. He said that in view of ensuring transparency it had been made mandatory that every packet containing papers must be signed by the respective centre superintendent, the CCO and a member of the vigilance team at the examination centre concerned.
He said that the board had written separate letters to the Sindh home department, the police and Rangers officials asking them to depute law-enforcement personnel in and around the examination centres to ensure that the examinations are conducted in a smooth and orderly manner.
He said that the home department had also been requested to direct the police stations concerned to ensure that Photostat shops situated near examination centres must remain closed during the examination timings to foil any attempt to copy the examination papers after their distribution at the centres.
According to Prof Zai, another letter had been sent to the Karachi Electric Supply Company with a request to exempt the examination centres from loadshedding so that candidates could solve their papers with ease and comfort during the current hot and humid weather.
The BIEK in order to check the menace of cheating in the examination has formed 60 vigilance teams.
Moreover, a special vigilance team comprising the BIEK chairman, the director-general (Colleges), Sindh and other senior education officers, has been empowered to take on the spot decisions against those found guilty of using unfair means in the examinations. Dawn
Summer vacations started
Karachi: All public and private schools in Sindh will observe the two months summer vacations from Tuesday (today) till July 31, 2010. The announcement was made by the Sindh Education Department. Director, Directorate of Private Institutions Sindh (DPIS), Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui has said that all public and private schools in Sindh have been directed to observe summer vacations till the specified period. However, he added, if the authority found any private school violating the rules and regulations in this regards, then the DPIS would take strict action against it.
Education staff not paid salaries since Dec '09, PA told
Karachi: Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza told Sindh Assembly on Monday that lower staff of Education Department in the city was not paid salaries since December 2009.
She said that the financial year was ending in June and urged the government to pay salaries to the employees since they have been facing severe financial difficulties.
Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said that these employees were under the control of City District Government Karachi and the provincial government was trying to resolve their matter.
He said that a meeting was also scheduled for Monday to consider "time-scale and teaching allowance" for the teachers.
Speaking on a point of order, PPP's Mir Hasan Khoso drew the house attention towards alleged financial irregularities in the construction of one-room schools in Jacobabad. He claimed that the contract for one-room schools has been given to five contractors, which was a strange thing.
PML-F's Nusrat Seher said that students of Shah Latif University in Khairpur were subjected to police torture when they staged protest against continued power and water shortage.
The law minister said that the government has taken notice of the matter by suspending 19 policemen and others. He said that the students had blocked the main road due to which thousands of passenger vehicles were stuck up in traffic jam. The news