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BEd exams from July 4
Hyderabad, June 20: The University of Sindh has announced that the annual examination of the BEd and MEd non-formal programme will be held from July 4.

Candidates are advised to collect their admit cards from their respective study centres. Dawn

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Last date for admission in evening classes announced
Karachi: Director, Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi has announced that the last date for admission at Centre's Evening Language Certificate Programme in English, French and German has been extended till July 21. Classes of certificate course programme shall start after Eid holidays. Daily times

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Educational crisis at Sindh varsity discussed
Hyderabad: Systematic derailment of educational process in Sindh University (SU) is the result of a conspiracy aimed at inhibiting it from producing brilliant intellectual.

This was stated at a conference of `Crisis at Sindh University and its solution' held on Tuesday. Speakers advised teachers to lay stress on tolerance instead of instigating their students to adopt confrontational course to get their demands accepted. Besides, absence of a permanent vice-chancellor of the university also contributed to chaos.

The conference was arranged by the Save Sindh University Committee at the Old Campus.

Chairman of the Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party (STP) Dr Qadir Magsi said that one of the best universities was being destroyed systematically because of its honour of producing best scholars.

One doesn't see boycott of classes or examinations in private institutions or murder taking place there he said and added suspension of academic activities is a conspiracy against education.

He lashed out at members of Sindh University Teachers Association (Suta) and Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) for harming educational institutions and also urged the intelligentsia to consider the matter seriously. He said he was no against establishment of Jinnah University in Hyderabad but had reservations over its location.

Secretary General of the Sindh United Party Dr Dodo Maheri expressed concern over the state of education at Sindh University and said that before the murder of Prof Bashir Channar, he had received threats but the administration did not provide any security. He called for immediate appointment of a VC for improving the system.

The closure of the varsity for months had caused an irreparable loss to education, leader of Jeay Sindh Mahaz Mir Alam Mari said.

He said setting up an institution is a good step but he opposed the establishment of Jinnah University on what he termed ethnic consideration. He demanded restoration of student unions.

People should support the university with the same vigour which they had demonstrated while opposing the Kalabagh Dam because the institution was being destroyed systematically, Awami Jamhori Party's Mukhtiar Abbasi said. He proposed that student politics should be banned.

Writer and educationist Inam Sheikh criticised the teachers of the university and urged the civil society to play its role in protecting this varsity. He criticised some teachers who held protest in their own interest instead of taking classes. Teachers don't boycott classes in varsities of other provinces.

He suggested formation of a monitoring committee headed by Vice-Chancellor of Isra University Asadullah Kazi to ensure that Suta leaders take classes in accordance with the schedule. He also called for the audit of funds.

Ghulam Rasool Chandio of Sindh University Employees Welfare Association said the institution needed a vice-chancellor who could improve the state of education.

Resolutions adopted at the conference called to end boycott of classes and examinations, allowing only those teachers allowed to protest who take classes regularly. The conference opposed the establishment of Jinnah University instead and proposed that it should be made campus of the SU. It called for the arrest of murders of Prof Channar and formation of a committee for the selection of a VC, making chief minister the chancellor instead of the governor and taking steps to end the shortage books, transport and laboratory equipments.

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Teachers demand action against education official
Hyderabad: The divisional office-bearers of the Primary Teachers Association (PTA) have threatened to launch a province-wide campaign if director of education Hyderabad Shams Dal is not removedimmediately.

Addressing a press conference at the PTA office here on Tuesday, its divisional president Mohib Khoso and district president Munir Bhatti accused Mr Dal of being involved in corrupt practices and making illegal recruitments in education office.

They demanded an inquiry and threatened to launch a province-wide strike if no action was taken against him.

They announced that hunger strikes would be from June 20 observed in all district headquarters. Later, teachers held a sit-in outside the director's office in Hirabad. Dawn

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