KU exam, admissions, FUUAST & AIOU exams schedule
Karachi University DCH practical exam, L.L.M forms & M.Phil., PhD admissions
Karachi, May 08, 2008: The practical examinations of Diploma in Child Health (DCH) at the University of
Karachi (KU) that were to be held on May 6 and May 7 have been postponed. The
new dates are May 19 and 20, 2008.
Meanwhile, the examination forms and
fees for L.L.M. (Previous & Final) annual examinations-2008 will be accepted
from May 10 to May 26, 2008. A late fee of Rs. 500 will be charged from May 30
to June 9, 2008.
Meanwhile KU has also announced admissions from May for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in different
disciplines after a year and a half break.
The decision has been taken in
the meeting of Board of Advanced Studies and Research, presided over by KU Vice
Chancellor Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui. Admissions were last done in
September 2006. Sources attributed the delay in the admissions process to delays
in preparing the course plan for the programs. The Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) test will be conducted prior to the admissions and the test will comprise
50 percent questions related to the subject and 50 percent related to general
knowledge and English. All questions will be multiple-choice questions. Daily Times
PPI adds: The examinations department, University of Karachi, on
Wednesday announced the schedule for the practical examination 2007 for the
left-over candidates of first and second year BSc (Pass)
According to a notification, the practical-I would be held on
May 17, practical-II on May 20, practical-III on May 21 and practical-IV on May
22 from 9am to 12:00 noon. The News
FUUAST Examination forms
Examination forms for BS, BBA and MBA could be
submitted from May 9 to May 17, 2008.
Karim asked to continue as EDO education
Executive District Officer (EDO) Education, Fakhr Karim, who was transferred as
Additional Secretary, Education, on Tuesday, received another notification
asking her to continue at her previous post as the EDO Education till further
Karim, while confirming this, said that she was
waiting for her new assignment but was re-posted as the EDO Education as the
department needed her services there. On Tuesday, Roshan Ara Syed was made the
EDO Education but her notification was withdrawn, as the authorities concerned,
termed it as a notification in 'haste'. A source said that Karim had a
high-level backing which favoured her to continue as the EDO. Syed, whose
cancellation order as Principal of Comprehensive College, North Nazimabad, was
notified is waiting for another posting since no other notification was issued
by the competent authority.
The last minute change in the notification
of Karim has raised many questions, as the officials in the education department
are conspicuous of the situation saying that though many irregularities were
witnessed especially in the recruitment of primary schools teachers of grade
five to seven, still she enjoys supports of her high-ups. It must be mentioned
here that about 9,000 jobs for the post of primary school teachers and junior
school teachers were lying vacant across the province and the tests for these
posts were held in 2006. About 13,000 candidates appeared in the tests and none
received any appointment letters. In fact, candidates out of these who had the
backing of the coalition partners of that time were given offer letters.
Although the tests were declared null and void by the present
government, the same power sharing formula continues with the Pakistan Peoples
Party (PPP) having 60 per cent and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) 40 per
cent in the appointments of teachers.
The withdrawal of Karim's transfer
order is being linked to the fact that she, being the focal person for
adjustment of the allocated share between the allied partners, was asked to
continue with the same post. The News
KU campus radio begins test transmission
Karachi: The test transmission of Karachi University's campus
radio has begun and it can be heard on the FM 90.6 megahertz frequency between
3pm and 4pm, within a radius of 15 to 18km, a spokesman for the university said on Wednesday.
The campus station, set up at the university's Dr
Feroz Ahmed Institute of Mass Communication, has already started airing
bulletins in both English and Urdu, besides presenting documentaries relating to
social, cultural, literary and educational activities taking place in and around
"The entire programme of the campus radio is being produced
by students of the Mass Communication department under the supervision of the
project director of the Dr Feroz Ahmed Institute of Mass Communication," the
spokesman said, adding that the entire cost of Rs4 million incurred on the
setting up of the studio and its equipment had been borne by the university from
its own resources.
Asked if the campus station was being heard throughout
the city, he replied in the negative, saying they had received complaints that
it was not being properly heard in Defence, Clifton, Korangi and adjoining
AIOU exams from 15th
Sukkur: The assistant regional director of Allama Iqbal Open
University (AIOU), Regional Centre of Sukkur, has announced that annual
examination of PTC, CT, ATTC, and B.Ed will be held on May 15.
to an official handout issued here on Wednesday, Roll No. slips to students had
been dispatched and those who did not received the slips on or before May 10
should contact the Students Counsellor at the Regional Centre on phone No.
The examination of postgraduate programmes would start from
June 1, 2008, the announcement added. Dawn
75% Sindhi girls have never been to school: WB
Karachi: A World Bank mission led by Reema Nayyar and Senior
Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq disclosed on Wednesday that
fifty percent of children aged five in the rural areas of Sindh are not
attending school and approximately seventy-five percent of girls have never
attended one. The meeting's main focus was on the Sindh Education Reform
Programme (SERP). Haq assured the World Bank's delegation that all transfers and
postings in the education department will be made purely on merit and no
political pressure will be accepted.
The WB was also assured that closed schools
would be reopened. The education minister was informed during the meeting that
not a single school has been upgraded in his constituency district Dadu over the
past five years. In response to this, the education department will be sending a
written complaint to the Sindh chief minister for action against Zila Nazim Dadu
Karim Ali Jatoi and than DCO Dadu Aijaz Mangi. Although the De-centralized
Elementary Education Programme (DEEP) has wound up, the Sindh government has
made other arrangements to continue providing scholarships to female students of
Class 9 through intermediate. Daily Times
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