MA exams begin on July 4
Karachi, June 29: The University of Karachi has announced that the MA annual examination-2010 for both private and regular candidates will start from July 4.
More than 19,879 external candidates will appear in the exam along with 72 regular candidates.
Arrangements have been made to conduct papers in morning and evening shifts.
The university has set up separate centres for male and female candidates, according to a statement issued here on Tuesday. ppi
BSEK approves Rs 412.4 million surplus budget
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has approved Rs 412.4 million 'surplus budget' for the fiscal year 2011-12 with an expenditure outlay of Rs 411.6 million. The budget was approved in the Board of Governors meeting of BSEK, held here on Tuesday at the committee room of board office. The meeting was presided over by Chairman BSEK Syed Anzar Husain Zaidi. Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, Chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) Prof M Saeed Siddqui, Chairman Sukkur Board Syed Ali Shah Bukhari, Chairman Mirpurkhas Board Shafiq Ahmed Khan, Executive District Officer Education Karachi Mohammad Ibrahim Khumbher, Saba Masood of Economics Department, University of Karachi, Additional Secretary Governor House Kamran Shamshad, member Board Yahya Khan and BSEK Secretary Hoor Mazhar were present in the meeting. All members of the governing body approved the surplus budget 2011-12 of BSEK. The meeting also decided that the board will not increase any fees while it also approved 15 percent increase in the salaries of board employees as per the announcement of the government. ppi
BSEK asks internal examiners to submit scripts by July 4
Karachi: Controller of Examinations of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has asked the internal examiners of SSC Annual Practical Examinations 2011, who have not yet submitted scripts of physics, chemistry, biology and computer science to submit the same latest by July 4. In case of non-submission of the same they would be held responsible for delay in the result of their school's students, it was further stated. app
Facilities to be provided in SSUET girls' common rooms
Karachi: Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) ZA Nizami,on Tuesday directed the provision of all required facilities in the three common rooms for female students. An official of the institution said on Tuesday that the Chancellor issued the directive while reviewing the problems faced by the university's female students. Earlier, the in charge Girls Students Affairs Committee Attiya Abid Ali informed that these three common rooms cater to the requirements of some 586 girl students out of a total of 5,500 students. Chancellor Nizami directed that female security guards and female naib quasids would be provided for girls' common rooms. app
Testing times for cheaters
Rawalpindi: Police swooped on a fake examination centre in the city on Monday and hauled up four supervisory staff members and 68 students they were helping to cheat in their exams for a fee.
Waris Khan police said the Government Shimla Elementary School in Arya Mohallah was raided on the information by the Controller Examination of the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) that organised cheating was going on there.
A mobile squad, accompanied by Sohail Ahmed Ghauri of the board, sent there caught the 68 students, a headmaster, a deputy superintendent and two examiners red handed.
The students appearing in the final exams for a three-year Diploma in Associate Engineering told police that they had paid Rs1,000 to Rs2,000 for getting the chance to again attempt the "electrical engineering paper".
The students, some of them sobbing, along with Mohammad Ilyas and Mohammad Ibrar, two examiners, Amadur Rehman Lodhi, headmaster of the Shimla school, and Raja Abid, deputy superintendent examination, were shifted to the police station. Later, a case was registered against them.
As the news of police raid on the school and arrest of students broke out, relatives, parents and friends gathered outside the police station.
The students had already taken the exam in electrical engineering in the morning shift â€" 9 am to 12 noon â€" at Hashmat Ali Islamia College. After the examination was over, Superintendent Khawaja Naveed Ahmed asked Deputy Superintendent Abid to go to the bank branch to dispatch the "solved answer sheets" to the controller examination PBTE in Lahore.
According to police, Abid allegedly called the students and offered them to re-solve their answer sheets. Taking it as a "golden opportunity", a group of students accompanied him to Shimla school where they were given back their solved answer sheets. As they were busy improving their first attempt in the morning, a mobile squad of the board and police caught them red-handed.
Tariq Mehmood Malik, controller examination PBTE said that after information about 'malpractices' in some examination centres in Rawalpindi, "we formed a special squad to check them."
The controller said the raiding team was surprised to find that the students were attempting a paper which was not scheduled at Shimla school. He said the school's headmaster and the deputy superintendent were present at the time of raid. "Involvement of headmaster cannot be ruled out." The controller said departmental probe has been ordered, adding that those found guilty could face the dismissal from service.
Police seized answer sheets and Rs29,000 the students claimed they had paid for "cheating". Police said Superintendent Naveed Ahmed has escaped, adding that apart from the two examiners, headmaster of the school, and the deputy superintendent, a retired headmaster, Riaz Akbar, was also arrested.
A relative of one of the arrested students said that Amad Tariq was not taking the exam as he had gone to "support his friend" who was inside the examination hall when he was apprehended along with others. Dawn
Teachers laud FDE DG's role in promotions
Islamabad: The office-bearers of Joint Action Forum (JAF) of the federal government colleges and model colleges associations held a meeting with Federal Directorate of Education Islamabad Director General Atif Kiyani and thanked him for taking personal interest in promotion of college professors from BPS-18 to BPS-19.
According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, the representatives of JAF briefed the director general that in the past frequent postponement of DPC of college teachers caused restlessness among the community, which affected their working and efficiency. But the personal interest of the director general and his sincere efforts made possible the accomplishment of college teachers' promotion.
Later, the representatives of JAF, Professor Yasmeen Bokhari, Professor Tahir Mahmood, Professor Abdur Raqeeb and Professor Tariq Baloch drew the attention of the director general towards the longstanding issue of the Time Scale Promotion/upgradation of the college teachers and reminded him of the prime minister's special package for the college teachers i.e. upgradation announced by the PM on November 8, 2010 during his address to the huge gathering of teachers at Convention Centre.
They said that unfortunately, the repeated reminders by the JAF to the concerned quarters, the implementation of the package is still in suspension. "The implementation of the special package is being delayed under one pretext or the other such as the recent objections raised by the Establishment Division. It has caused restlessness among the teachers community," they added. The representative bodies requested the FDE director general to accelerate his efforts to get the package, announced by the PM, implemented as early as possible. The news