BIEK announces HSC Part II Supplementary Exam results
Karachi, March 28: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Saturday announced the results of HSC Part II Supplementary Examinations 2010 Humanities (Regular) Group. A BIEK statement said that marks statements would be issued after two weeks. The BIEK also announced the result of HSC Part II Supplementary Examinations 2010 of Humanities (Private) Group. As many as 3,907 appeared in the examination and 2,200 remained successful with a pass percentage of 56.31. app
SPLA condemns police raid on professor's house
Karachi: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) has condemned the police raid on the residence of a retired professor in Hyderabad.
According to a SPLA statement, police raided the house of (retd) Prof Liaquat Aziz Soomro at 3am without any warrant while the academician is facing no charges which may result in such a raid.
Prof Soomro was not present at the time of the raid and the police misbehaved with his wife and sister, alleged the association. "The police used abusive language while talking to professor's wife, who is also a retired professor."
Soomro, who had been a classmate of Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, had called the minister to advise him to issue a notification for granting timescale to the teachers despite using police them, the statement read. However, the telephonic conversation ended up without any fruitful result and later on, the police raided the professor's house, it said. The SPLA believes that this was an attempt to threaten the teachers and force them to withdraw their demands of timescale and other issues.
The SPLA also reacted to the statement given by the coordinator of the education minister and said that he was releasing a statement against the teachers of grade 18, 19 and 20. The association appealed to the prime minister and the chief minister to take notice of the statement given by Pir Mazhar and his coordinators against the teaching community. They also urged removal of the education minister and a judicial inquiry against him. The news
Class IX Mock exams held amidst complaints
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has failed to conduct rehearsal paper, mock examination, at very limited examination centres as per its expectations on Friday, as thousands of candidates and their parents faced a lot of problems in and outside the examination centres.
The board's decision to accommodate two candidates on one bench in the examination and minimise fixed examination centres from 431 to 170 has resulted in the failure of the board's expectations. In nearly all examination centres the paper was started one or more than one hour late that has caused immense problems for students and their parents. Outside the examination centres the traffic remained jammed, while the lack of proper security outside these centres was also observed. It is pertinent to mention here that the mock examination was conducted in the subject of English (Compulsory) Science Group of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I for those students who are enrolled to appear at Annual Examination 2011.
The said examination will be conducted at around 170 examination centres, including 98 for boys and 72 for girls, in 18 towns of Karachi. Chairman BSEK Prof Anzar Hussain Zaidi that nearly 138,000 candidates were enrolled in the examination, while attendance in the exam was quite good. He said that during the examination the employees of board have monitored all flaws, while they would prepare the report for further assessment.
The board will also meet with law enforcers for properly conduction of annual examinations, starting in April, he said and added that not a single mishap was reported on the day. It is worth mentioning that Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has already announced to give additional five marks to those 9th class students who will appear in Mock examination. On the other hand, President Peak Private Schools Association, Sindh, Haider Ali has criticized over the failure of the board in term of conducting the so-called Mock, and said that the rehearsal paper was a bitter lesson for the board.
He said that all the reservations of the Action Committee about the examination resulted true.
"Paper was started nearly one hour or two hour late. In various centres there were no sitting arrangements for students; in some centres candidates were accommodated in verandas, where they suffered scorching heat and attempted paper, while being sweet.
Some candidates found attempting papers under the shade of trees, which shows apathy of the BSEK administration towards the problems of the students. The nation
SSUET Open House-2011 commences
Karachi: Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology ZA Nizami lauded the efforts of the BS Computer Science students and their faculty in showcasing innovative projects.
He stated this during an inaugural address of the Open House-2011 held at the Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) on Sunday.
He sid that in order to find new venues for a bright future students need to have ambitious aims. He added that the future belongs to those who believe in their dreams and the lucky ones are those who make their dreams come true and ultimately leaves behind a legacy.
The convenor of the AIT Engineer Muhammad Adil Usman said that the projects reflected the full devotion and technical skills of the students and were designed and developed under the supervision of qualified faculty.
The Open House-2011 was a commendable venture of exhibiting projects to highlight the expertise of students in the field of academics, business, and technology.
The event was attended by a large number of students and dignitaries, while around 11 projects and 19 posters were put on display. The news
Seminar on urban planning at NED
Karachi: How to integrate cultural and heritage places with contemporary urban needs is a big challenge for those working to conserve such places, said Prof Emeritus Brian Goody while speaking at a seminar on "Urban and Regional Planning: Exploring Historic Urban Landscapes: Retrospection-Transformation-Revival" on Saturday.
The seminar was organised by the department of architecture and planning, at the NED of University of Engineering and Technology.
He said that cultural and heritage places provided a historical context to the contemporary world and that was a significant factor in the Western urban landscape planning. However, where communities protest for even basic facilities, it was seen as a luxury.
Ms Ayesha Agha Shah of the architecture and planning department of the NED University said that the historical outlook of Karachi was diminishing day by day amid demolition of listed buildings while unsympathetic constructions in Karachi had caused a rapid loss of cultural and historic urban landscape, destroying the collective character of the city.
Vice-Chancellor of the NED University Engineer Abdul Kalam appreciated the department of architecture and planning for conducting the seminar and said that such seminars could benefit students.ppi
Lecture on economic challenges at KU
Karachi: The Quality Enhancement Cell in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration and Department of Economics is organising an lecture on 'Economic Challenge to Pakistan and Solutions' at the Audio-Visual Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi, on Monday at 11am. Professor Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Director-General and Dean Business School National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, will deliver the lecture. The news
KU flood relief work lauded
Karachi: Karachi University (KU) has organised a distribution ceremony of Flood Relief Excellence Award in recognition of the services rendered by KU staff in the worst flood of the country's history, affecting millions of people.
Speaking on the occasion, KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said that students, teachers and employees of the Karachi University had contributed a lot in the relief activities.
He said that students were the asset of the country and they needed to come forward in the welfare activities.
KU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Shahana Urooj Kazmi Karachi University (KU) Disaster Volunteer Corps (KUDMVC) consisting of teachers, students and non-teaching staff, headed by KU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Shahana Urooj Kazmi, has contributed Rs 9 million in the relief activities.
However the said corps has also dispatched relief goods, foods and medicines worth of millions rupees for distribution among the flood victims. The nation