BIEK announces Pre-Medical supplementary exam results
Karachi, March 11: The supplementary result of the Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part-II, Pre-Medical Group, 2009, was declared by the Board of Intermediate Karachi (BIEK) on Wednesday.
Over 1263 total male candidates were registered for the examination. Of them, 1209 appeared and 353 passed. The overall pass percentage was 29.20, the Controller of the Examination, BIEK, Professor Agha Akber Mirza, said.
He also said that 36,46 female candidates registered for the examination whereas 3514 appeared while 1,332 passed the exams. The over all pass percentage remains 37.91, he added.
According to Mirza, only one unfair mean case was registered during and after the supplementary examinations.
The result shows that only two male candidates bagged A-1 grade in the exams while no female candidate had this high-status result.
Furthermore, three male and six female achieved A grade and 19 male and 102 female had B grade in the supplementary exams. Meanwhile, 117 male and 680 female had C grade whereas 202 male and 540 female passed with D grade.
The result also shows that seven male and two female merely managed E grade. Mirza added that three male and two female candidates pass the result without any grade. The newsYour Comments
Re-appointment of professors flayed
Hyderabad: Re-appointment of retired officials and professors by vice-chancellors of public sector universities is a violation of constitution and against the rules and laws governing institutions of higher education.
This was communicated by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (APUASA) to governor Sindh.
Association's General Secretary Prof Badar Soomro in the message stated that the emergency powers of vice-chancellors do not empower them to appoint those who had attained superannuation. Calling it a burden on budget he said that it tantamount to misappropriation of public money. Dawn
Karachi: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) should fulfil its commitment and provide video-conferencing facility the University of Karachi (KU) Science Faculty, KU Acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi has said.
Although the Latif Ebrahim Jamal (LEJ) National Science Information Centre at KU has this facility, it is insufficient because the university has more than 25,000 students.
Dr Kazmi said that the HEC had already provided video-conferencing facilities to faculties of many universities in the country.
She was speaking at the closing ceremony of the seven-day First All-Pakistan Inter-University Online Debate Contest at the LEJ National Science Information Centre.
KU International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Director Prof. Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, who is in the US for medical treatment, also delivered his views via telephone.
He said that the ICCBS was making efforts to promote educational and research activities among public-sector universities and higher learning institutions in the country; the debate contest was one example. ICCBS Acting Director Prof. Dr Atiya Abbasi said that the HEC had already established video-conferencing facilities in more than 70 public-sector universities and institutes.
Students from 10 universities participated in the final round of the debate competition. Haider Mairaj from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, secured first position and Rs20,000; Samrina Pervaiz of Foundation University Islamabad, fetched second position and Rs15,000; and Rohina Shan of the Frontier Women University, Peshawer got third position and Rs10,000.
Intel Easy Step Programme
Karachi: Intel Pakistan Corporation and the Sindh information technology (IT) department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday for the "Intel Easy Step Programme" to improve IT skills in the adult population of the province, and increasing and improving opportunities for education, as well as common healthcare and communication in the country.
Sindh IT Minister Raza Haroon, who was the chief guest at the event, said that there was a need to support IT literacy in country. The "Intel Easy Step Programme" is an step forward in supporting and training people in the use of IT, and enabling them to use these technologies as a tool to improve productivity. Government employees will also be trained under the programme.
Haroon said that his department was working in the remote areas of rural Sindh for improving IT awareness; the "Intel Easy Step Programme" will also focus on the rural population.
The Sindh IT department has already established 16 computer training centres in rural areas of the province, he said.
National, regional languages
Karachi: The native languages of all the four provinces in Pakistan should be declared as national languages on the pattern of India since the Pakistan Academy of Letters had also declared all the languages of Pakistan as national languages in 1994, according to Sindh Minister for Culture Sassui Palijo.
The minister has submitted a proposed bill in this regard to Constitutional Reforms Committee headed by Senator Raza Rabbani.
According to the contents of the proposed bill, Sindhi language should be declared as national language since it is an established ancient language, which fulfills the criteria of a national language. Denying this status to the Sindhi language would be tantamount to repeating the past mistake of ignoring the Bengali language, she said. "It is in the fitness of the present conditions, political, social, educational and economical to declare Sindhi as national language," said Ms Palijo.
She points out that there are at least eight criterions for declaring any language as national and Sindhi language fulfills all.
Elaborating, the culture minister says that Sindhi is being used by the people in their daily life for all the purposes of society, and it is being spoken throughout generations from the time immemorial.
According to her, it is being used as official and court language and also as a medium of instruction from primary up to the higher education. It is being used for its literary and media communication and it is an exponent of the various feelings of the people. It is able to borrow and use the words and phrases from any other developed language and can transform that stock of words according to its own grammatical structure. It has originated from the language of the soil and the speakers of that language feel proud of presenting it as their national language.
Talking about the features of the Sindhi language, the minister says that Sindhi is an original language of Indus Valley people, which possess all the peculiarities of a developed language. It is one of the ancient languages of the world and "national treasure" of Pakistan. Sindhi language is rich in folk, classical, modern, progressive and scientific literature. It had remained as an official and court language before and during British period and continues as such in Sindh till date.
Presently, books on various subjects including textbooks, dailies, weeklies and monthlies are being regularly produced in Sindhi language.
Ms Palijo points out that there are eight Sindhi satellite TV channels in addition to other electronic media operating in Sindh and abroad.
She believes that Pakistan is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual country and it is also an accepted fact that Pakistan is not a unitary form of state but it is a federation of various provinces. The Lahore Resolution (23rd March 1940) says that Pakistan is a federation consisting of various provinces where different languages are spoken and where different varieties of cultures are followed. The news
Students science projects
Dadu: Students of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools of Dadu and Jamshoro districts visited an education festival organised by the Indus Resource Centre (IRC) at Government Permanand Hardas Boys High School here.
Many schools and civil society organisations set up science projects, stalls of handicraft and items related to education. Display centres were established to show the culture of Sindh. Speech, quiz, art and essay competitions were held among students of 20 schools.
A student of sixth class of the Government Middle High Schools of Phakka, Ghulam Fiza Jatoi, said this was the first event where major higher secondary schools of the two districts exhibited science projects. Different experiments were demonstrated on the occasion.
A visitor, Asima Rustamani, student of 5th class of Wahi Pandhi Primary Girls School, said that she had a desire to see the education festival, adding that she came with her parents and other students and enjoyed a lot from a musical tableau.
A modern village model was made by a group of 14 students of Permanand Hardas Boys High School. Group leader Gul Zaib Memon said that this model was prepared keeping in view the modern trends in construction.
He said that underground drainages, police check post, water link canal, over-head bridge, roads and streets were shown in the model while in its surroundings, there was an agriculture zone.
Students of the Government Phulji High School presented a science project.
Group leader of Phulji High School team Amir Hussain Abbasi said that this project was made with the help of teachers and the students of 9th class.
He said that growth of plants from seed to fruit was shown in this project that created awareness for protection and growth of plants and trees.
A civil society organisation working on education and disaster management in Kachho presented a puppet show in which they demonstrated how to protect people during floods.
Students of Girls High School of Johi and Khanpur High School also displayed projects on disaster and flood in Kachho and Katcho.
Another visitor, Junaid Ahmed Shahani, said these activities would bring confidence and awareness among students of far flung areas.
Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq inaugurated the festival. Secretary education Mohammad Siddique Memon also visited the festival.
Executive director of the IRC Sadiqa Salahuddin distributed prizes and awards among winners of quiz and other competitions.
The IRC has been organising such events on different themes for many years. This year the theme was "Clean water is must for life." Dawn
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