SSC exams from March 20
Karachi, Mar 07: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has announced that the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) annual examinations 2009 Science and General groups (both regular and private) will be held from March 20. Admit cards will be ready for collection by March 9. Ppi
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Karachi University notification
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Friday notified the grading and examination system for the 2007 batch of BS students, declaring that the students would be examined according to the system mentioned in the 2007 prospectus. The students who could not appear in the mid-term exams would be allowed to appear in the make-up test without any penalty (deduction of five marks).
Meanwhile, the university announced that enrolment forms and fee for BS (BBA, BPA and Textile Programme), BCS, MBA, MPA and PGD 2008-2009 will be accepted up to March 16 after which a late fee of Rs1,000 will be charged till April 1.
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Students want peace restored at university
Hyderabad: A large number of students of different teaching institutes and departments of the Sindh University called on its vice- chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui on Friday and extended cooperation for maintaining peaceful environment at the campus.
They said that students wanted to study in a peaceful atmosphere and the university administration should make efforts to provide protection to them against a handful of miscreants.
They said that the university and civil administration should take action against those who were disturbing peaceful atmosphere and the university authorities should ask police to maintain law and order at the campus. They appealed to other students to regularly attend classes and help in maintaining peaceful environment at the university.
The vice-chancellor said that the university management would make efforts to maintain discipline and peaceful environment at the campus. Mr Siddiqui said that he had asked the teachers to take classes regularly even if only one student was present in the class.
SST: Activists of the Sindhi Shagird Tehrik, the student wing of the Awami Tehrik, staged a march from Hyder Chowk to the Hyderabad Press Club to protest against the alleged murder of a student, Fareed Khoso, and an incident of firing between so-called student leaders in the Sindh University and boycott of classes at the campus.
SST president Ayaz Chandio said that blue eyed boys of the government were resorting to boycott and the university administration, police and Rangers were witnessing turmoil at the campus as silent spectators.
JSSF: The activists of the Sindh University chapter of the Jeay Sindh Students Federation have condemned hooliganism which, according to them, has become the order of the day at the university. Dawn
SALU convocation on 16th
Khairpur: Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Abdullah Phulpoto has said arrangements for holding the 5th convocation of the university were underway.He said Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad would award degrees to the passing-out graduates at the convocation on March 16.
SPLA fumes as education dept passes buck on to SC
Karachi: While the Sindh Education Department lifted ban from primary and secondary school teachers' welfare associations across the province, the status of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) remains unclear, it was learnt.
SPLA spokesman Prof. Iftikhar Azami said that the Sindh government was being unfair to them because they have exempted associations which had not even raised their voices when the ban was imposed. "When the former government imposed a ban, we started a movement against it and filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC)," Azami said. "The SHC decided the case in our favour and then the then-government appealed the Supreme Court (SC) against the SHC verdict."
He further said that if the current government "believes in the rights of teachers, they should have sent them a copy of notification and thereby lifted the ban" on the SPLA. "By not sending us any acknowledgment or notification, they have proved their policy regarding SPLA," he said. "They have exempted other primary and secondary school organisations which have never resisted the ban."
It may be recalled that speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazhar Ul Haq announced to lift the ban from all teachers' associations. He also said that the provincial government will withdraw the appeal it had submitted in the Supreme Court against the SHC verdict.
Sources in Sindh education department said that the SPLA was an organisation of professors and lecturers while the ban was lifted from teachers' organisations. "The SPLA's case is pending with the SC. That has to be withdrawn before a removal of the ban can be considered," they said.
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SZABIST film festival to start from April 9
Karachi: The Second All Pakistan Inter-University Film Festival, organised by the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), will start on April 9. March 15 is the deadline for the submission of documentary, narrative, silent and animation works.
This was revealed in a press conference held by adjunct faculty members of the SZABIST Media Sciences department. Media Sciences coordinator Danyal Ali Khan said their institution was involved in nurturing a 'creative workforce' that would create world class products. Films will be nominated in 11 categories including Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Animation, Best Silent Film, and Best Documentary. The awards will be distributed on April 12, the last day of the festival.
In all, 14 institutions from across Pakistan have been invited to participate in the competition. However, majority of the institutes are based in Karachi including SZABIST, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi University, PAF KIET, Lecole, Iqra University, Greenwich University, and IBA. National College of Arts and Beacon House National University from Lahore will also be participating in the festival. The News
Zardari praises SZABIST
Islamabad: President Asif Zardari on Friday praised the efforts of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). Zardari, also the SZABIST Board of Trustees chairperson, was chairing a presentation by SZABIST at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Secretary General to the President Salman Faruqooi, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Finance Secretary Salman Siddique, Sindh Chief Secretary Fazlur Rehman, President's spokesman Farhatullah Babar, SZABIST Board of Trustees Co-Chairwoman Dr Azra Fazal, Aftab Shaban Mirani, Khurshid Junejo, Abdul Razaq Soomro, Muzzaffar Shujra, Dr Javed Leghari and Dr Suleman Sheikh were present on the occasion. Daily Times
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