KU announces MA International Relations exam results
Karachi, Mar 15: Examinations Department of the University of Karachi (KU) has announced on Monday the results of MA International Relations (Final) External Annual Examination 2009. Zubida Sadiq stood first with 673 marks, Ena Junejo second with 656 marks and Aamir Jalal third with 652 marks. As per statistics of the results 2,316 candidates were registered, 2,198 appeared in the examinations, out of which 738 were declared as pass. The percentage of the results remains 37.22 percent. Daily times
BSEK mock test mandatory
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has decided to hold 'mock exams' on March 25, to detect any loopholes in the arrangements for the upcoming Secondary School Certificate annual examinations 2011 of the Science and General groups.
Two candidates would be accommodated on a single bench in the examination room, while the number of invigilators would be doubled to monitor this exercise, Chairman BSEK Anzar Hussain Zaidi said on Monday.
While talking to the local media, Zaidi announced that the board also decided to increase the number of superintendents to monitor the mock examinations. In addition, 'external invigilators' would be deployed at each of the examination centres and officials of the board would visit as 'observers'. However, these officials would not visit examination centres during the actual annual exams.
BSEK would hold the mock exam for English (Compulsory) Paper-I (Class IX). The paper would be conducted at around 170 examination centres in 18 towns of the city. For this, the board has set up 98 centres for male candidates and 72 for female students, Zaidi further stated.
The heads of recognised secondary schools have been requested to send their representatives along with the authority letters to collect the admit cards from counters setup at the ground floor of the Board Office, acting controller of examinations, BSEK, Abdul Rahman, said.
The managements of the schools were advised to ensure the 100 per cent appearance of their students in the mock examinations, he said. The Board would issue admit cards to schools located in New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and SITE Town on March 18 for the proposed mock exams.
Meanwhile, schools situated in Keamari, Lyari, Korangi, Orangi Town, Baldia, Saddar, Shah Faisal Town, Landhi, Malir, Bin Qasim and Gadap Town would received admit cards on March 19, Rahman added.
The BSEK would hold a meeting with centre superintendents on March 19 at 11:00 am in the conference hall of the Board Office. All these decisions were taken under the directives of Governor of Sindh, who is also the controlling authority of educational boards in the province.
The Board has also decided to give another chance to those candidates who could not submit their examination fees in time. Such students are advised to submit their forms, along with late fee charges, between March 26 and 29, 2011, Zaidi said.
It would issue actual admit cards for the annual examinations from March 18, he further said. "There is a need to stop external influence during and after the actual examinations. To ensure that this takes place, the board is ready to experiment and this mock exam is one of them," he added.
The BSEK has decided to send its officials to different examination centres during the mock to observe the facilities available, Zaidi said. "We will consider their recommendations and changes may occur if required, but that will only be in exceptional cases," Zaidi mentioned.
As per the governor's directives, BSEK has reduced examination centres this year. Now the board would hold exams at 170 examination centres, whereas there were 431 last year.
The Board has taken steps to ensure that all examination centres have enough seating capacity for all the candidates. This exercise would help in holding examinations in better manner with proper security, he believed. The news
DMC students launch hygiene campaigns at CHK
Karachi: Serve Our Civil Hospital (SOCH) under the banner of 'Soch hai sehat ki' on Monday launched two campaigns named 'Safai Nisf Eman' and 'Paigham-e-Sehat' at the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). More than 100 students of Dow Medical College (DMC) participated in the campaign. Safai Nisf Eman, a campaign to encourage cleanliness was implemented in the Gynaecology Unit-I where students volunteered in the cleaning of ward. Paigham-e-Sehat was implemented to encourage hygiene in nine wards, including Gynae Unit 1, 2, 3, Surgical Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Pediatric Unit 2. The aim of this campaign was to provide awareness to the patients and their attendants regarding hygiene. Daily times
Unique designs stun audience at science exhibition
Karachi: The students of the Defence Authority College displayed their designs and posters on Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics on the opening day of the two-day annual science exhibition held here on Monday on the college's premises.
According to a press release, projects 'Bio-Diesel' (Best in Chemistry), 'Asian Brown Cloud' (Best in Biology), 'Street Light Phenomenon' (Best in Physics), 'Internet Browser' (Special Prize in Computers) and 'Mathematical-Expectation' (Special Prize in Maths) were declared the best in their respective fields.
Principal Cdre (retd) Imran Ansari said breath-taking advances in various fields of science and technology were making profound impact on almost every sphere of modern life.
He commended the efforts of the students and the science society of the college for organising such a an exhibition and praised the young scientists who brought laurels to the college by winning the grand award and best of category award at the National Science Olympiad held at Islamabad.
Earlier, the chairperson of the science society, Professor Dr Naheed Sultan highlighted the activities of the science society during the academic year 2010-2011. The participating students explained their respective projects to the visitors. Dr Sultan said that the winners of 2010 National Science Olympiad represented Pakistan at the International Science and Engineering Fair held in San Jose, USA last year.
Engineer Dr Syed Naimat Ali Rizvi, Chief Engineer PCSIR Laboratories was the chief guest of the function. He praised the students for their creative and innovative abilities and zeal.
He said that it was encouraging that most of the projects prepared by the college students were research-oriented and presented solutions to some important contemporary problems.
He added that the role of an educational institution did not end with imparting knowledge only; it must include inspiration for unlimited quest for knowledge.
The chief guest said that the vigour and enthusiasm seen at the science exhibition was indicative of the fact that if the youth continued to show innovative and vision towards science and technology, a prosperous and progressive future for Pakistan was not far from reality. The news