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MA exam from July 2
Karachi, June 13: The University of Karachi has announced that the MA annual examination-2011 on the campus for both regular and external candidates will commence on July 2.

The announcement was made by the KU controller of examinations on Tuesday.

An earlier KU announcement said that the forms for MA/double-MA (first and second year) annual exam forms would be accepted latest by June 14.

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Inter exams postponed
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi has postponed HSC annual examinations - both theory and practical - scheduled to be held on Wednesday in view of a strike call given by traders.

BIEK chairman Anwar Ahmad Zai told Dawn that the decision was taken to spare candidates the inconvenience they might face due to the absence or meagre availability of transport on roads.

The new dates for the postponed papers would be announced later, he added. Dawn

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IoBM wins CIMA global business challenge finale
Karachi: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) on Tuesday won Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) global business challenge finale 2012 for the third consecutive year, said a release issued here on Tuesday. The team has now qualified for the global final round to be held in Sri Lanka in July. The winning team members of IoBM include Yusuf Jamil Siddiqui, Hina Rehman, Subia Shamim Shaikh and Ayena Maqbool. The press release further stated that IoBM achieved this feat as a remarkable win against 167 participating teams from all over Pakistan. The team is confident to perform even better in the global final against the teams of 22 different countries. Daily times

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Teachers of Nawabshah varsity held
Sukkur: Three teachers of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah, were sent to jail for two days on judicial remand for creating uproar and agitation in the varsity. Professor Dalil Khan Jatoi, Hameed Akhtar and Ilyas were among those arrested. A tense situation prevailed in the university and teacher's association of public universities observed a black-day in this regard.

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KP colleges to have digital laboratories
Peshawar: The higher education department would soon establish digital simulation laboratories in different public sector colleges of the province to bring innovation in teaching of science subjects, sources said.

They said that the laboratories would have already been established in the colleges but they got delayed owing to red tape. "As usually the education department has shown little interest in this innovative plan," sources said, adding it was approved in the budget for the fiscal year 2011-12.

Under the pilot project, digital simulation laboratories were to be set up in 10 public sector colleges. The provincial government was eager to establish those laborites as soon as possible but the slow work on the part of education department officials caused the delay, sources said.

"Though implementation of the project is a bit late, yet it will very beneficial for the students of public sector colleges where mostly poor students are enrolled," an official, wishing not to be named, told Dawn.

Appreciating the provincial government, he said that it was the first ever plan in the country of introducing digital simulation laboratories in public sector colleges.

Prof Mohammad Tariq, the director of project management unit of the department, when approached, said that the proposed laboratories would include latest computers, multimedia and education software. For establishment of the laboratories an amount of Rs35 million was approved, he added.

He said that bidding of the contract was already carried out and establishment of the laboratories would start in the last week of June.

"A few private educational institutions have such laboratories while there is no example of such laboratories in public sector educational institutions across the country," Prof Tariq said.

Till now students were being taught science subjects through books and blackboards in their classrooms but after establishment of the proposed laboratories every topic would be explained to them through visual presentation.

"For instance, teachers explain the formula of water to students that how it is formed after combination of two hydrogen and an oxygen atoms. After the establishment of the laboratories, students will be able to see the 'water making' process through visuals. It will clear the concept of students and they will understand easily," Prof Tariq said.

He said that the laboratories would be connected with Pakistan Educational Research Network project of the Higher Education Commission that connected educational institutions with global academic resources. "It would enable students to have access to information and academic resources across would," he said.

He said that in the first phase digital simulation laboratories would be established in 10 government-run postgraduate colleges in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swat, Bannu and Charsadda. Dawn

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