KU & HSC exams new dates | DJ College teachers manhandled

KU announces new dates of postponed papers
Karachi, May 27: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the dates for the papers that were postponed due to various reasons. First Year BS course in Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) for Arts and Urdu/Sindhi (Compulsory) for Science that was scheduled for May 12 will now be held on June 1. The second year paper of Everyday Science (Comp) for Arts and Functional Biology (Comp) for Science will also be held on June 1.

Psychology/Geography (Minor) for first year Islamic Learning (Minor) for second year scheduled for May 23 will now be held on June 2. Sociology/Social Work (Minor) for first year and Philosophy/Statistics for second year scheduled for May 25 will now be held on June 3. The venue and time of the examinations remain unchanged.

FUUAST announced MBA results
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has announced the results of MBA of various semesters and years.

Meanwhile, Department of International Relations (FUUAST) is hosting a farewell party for the fresh graduates of the department on May 27.

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BIEK announces new dates
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced new dates for HSC Part I and II annual exams that could not be held on their scheduled date due to unavoidable situation in the city.

According to a press release on Tuesday, the exams that were supposed to be held on April 30 (Wednesday) would now be held on May 27. Similarly, all exams of May 12 have been scheduled for May 28. All papers of May 14 and May 25 will be held on May 29 while all papers of May 23 would now be held on May 30.

BIEK warned all the candidates who had already taken their exams on May 23 not to reappear in the rescheduled exam on May 30. It said that this opportunity is only for those who were absent in the exam, while retaking the same exam will lead to cancellation of both papers.

Meanwhile BIEK also extended the date for acceptance of examination forms of Humanities (Regular and Private), Special Candidates and Diploma in Physical Education HSC Annual Examination 2009.

BIEK has decided to accept the forms of private candidates up to May 30 with a late fee of Rs2000 and that of regular candidates up to May 29 with a late of Rs2000. The News

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DJ College teachers 'manhandled'
Karachi: The invigilation staff at DJ Government Science College on Tuesday boycotted Tuesday's second-shift paper of the higher secondary school certificate annual examination after some teachers of the college were manhandled by supporters of a student organisation.

When DJ Science College principal Prof Hakeem Baig Chughtai was contacted to find out his version of the event, he said that though the morning shift paper was conducted peacefully at the college, the unpleasant incident, which occurred after the morning shift paper was over, forced the teachers of the college to boycott the evening shift's paper.

He said the incident did not have any link with the examination, but it took place when some 20 outsiders belonging to a student organisation came to the college and objected to the seating arrangements of male and female students of the bachelor of computer science class at the college.

However, when some teachers of the college reminded them that they had no right to dictate their terms about the seating arrangements, the students got angry and manhandled some teachers of the college, causing them minor injuries.

The incident, he said, sparked a wave of anger among teachers of the college and, as such, they decided to boycott the paper which was to be conducted at the college in the second shift.

Prof Chughtai said an FIR had been lodged against the students for manhandling the teachers of the college at the Preedy Street police station and two of the students had already been arrested by the police.

Paper rescheduled for June 1
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said that Tuesday's second shift paper (Accounting Paper-II), which could not be held at D. J. Science College examination centre due to the boycott by teachers, would now be held on June 1 at the same time and place.

Two students arrested
Two students of DJ Government Science College were booked and arrested for beating up a teacher.

The Preedy police said a teacher was beaten up by the students on the premises of the college.

The area SHO, Kansan Dean said that a police party immediately reached the spot and arrested the two students, Mazhar and Waqas.

The Preedy police said the two students were booked and arrested in a case (FIR 645/2009) under Sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 334 (causing hurt) of the PPC on the complaint of a college lecturer, Mehmood Mohammed.

Incident condemned
Condemning the incident which occurred at DJ Science College on Tuesday, the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association's general secretary, Prof Iftikhar Azmi, demanded that the provincial education department take strict measures to bring an end to political meddling in the educational institutions by student organisations affiliated with political and religious parties.

He also urged the government to immediately restore student unions and thus promote positive activities in educational institutions. Dawn

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