KU Holidays, MBBS results: New Pro-VC for DUHS

Holidays
Karachi, March 20, 2008: All public (KU, FUUAST and NED) and private (SSUET, Jinnah University for Women, Hamdard, etc) universities in Karachi will be closed on March 20, 2008 and March 21, 2008 on account of Rabi-ul-Awal, it was announced on Wednesday.

KU announces MBBS results
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Wednesday announced the results of MBBS first professional part-A annual examination 2008.

According to results, Afsheen Khan (seat No.80503) of the Liaquat National Medical College clinched first position and Misbah Vaqar Patoli (seat No.80630) of the Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences Trust bagged second position.

The third position was shared by Syeda Abida Ahmed (seat No.80058) of the Karachi Medical and Dental College and Munazza Shabir (seat No.80632) of the Sir Syed College of Medical Science Trust.

A total of 425 candidates appeared in the examination and 274 of them were declared pass. The pass percentage stood at 64.47.

Convocation
The University of Karachi has advised the candidates who have not yet received their degrees to submit registration forms for the annual convocation between March 26 and April 10.

According to a KU notification issued on Wednesday, the forms can be obtained from the convocation camp office, Silver Jubilee Gate No.1, University of Karachi.

The students who have Bachelors (Hon), BS, B.Pharmacy, Masters and M.Pharmacy in 2007 will be awarded degrees at the convocation, to be held soon. The students who have obtained their MS, MD, MPhil, PhD, D.Litt and DSc degrees in 2007-2008 will also be awarded the degrees at the convocation. Medals and merit certificates will be awarded to the position-holders.

New Pro-VC for DUHS
Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, who is also the Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences, has appointed Prof Salahuddin Afsar as Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for two years.

Dr Afsar, Principal of the Dow Medical College, is a DMC graduate of 1979 batch and has acquired MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1986. He was awarded fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1996. APP

Class X candidates' age cut to 14 years
Sukkur: Thirty-seven chairmen of board of intermediate & secondary education, technical board and text board throughout the country attended a meeting on Wednesday. This included 28 from intermediate boards, four from technical boards and four of text boards. The meeting was presided over by Chairman, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Sukkur Dr Mehboob Shaikh.

It discussed matters concerning to examinations and gave suggestion for its improvement.

The meeting decided to reduce the age of candidate appearing for Class-X examinations from to 14 years from 15, effective next year.It further decided that students getting education from religious institutions for Matric Pass Certificate were required to pass English, Urdu, Pakistan Studies, and Math subjects.

Educational institutions using names of their students as Cadet were required to seek approval from the Army Board. Dawn

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