BEd exam forms submission from June 1
Karachi, May 29: The Controller of Examination, University of Karachi (KU) has announced the forms and fee of BEd (morning/evening) supplementary examination 2009 will be accepted from June 1 to June 8 (without late fee). However, all those candidates who were enrolled in 2004 or earlier could also appear as last chance. Moreover, the examination forms and fees of regular candidates of MA (previous & final) annual examination 2009 (to be held in June 2010) will be accepted with late fee at the respective colleges from June 1 to June 8. The news
Reappointment in KU slated
Karachi: The Karachi University Teachers' Society (Kuts) has criticised the re-appointment of Professor Saleem Memon as director of KU's Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Chair for two years and demanded that the decision be withdrawn.
The professor who retired on Friday (May 28) was reappointed by KU Chancellor Dr Ishratul Ibad on May 26.
Prof Memon was also the dean of KU arts faculty.
Expressing concern over the development, the teachers' society has stated that the reappointment of Prof Memon was regrettable as KU teachers had earlier shown reservations when he was freshly appointed as director of the chair.
"Prof Memon is neither an MPhil, nor a PhD. He has not done any research on Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai," Kuts members stated in a recent meeting whose minutes were released on Friday.
Prof Memon was not available for comments. Dawn
SSC enrolment forms
Karachi: Enrolment forms for SSC Part I (Class IX) Annual Examination 2011 for regular candidates of science and general groups will be accepted up to Aug 31 without a late fee.
This was announced in a notification of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi on Friday.
It said that with a late fee of Rs100 these forms will be accepted till Sept 15.
Later on, with a gradual increase in the amount of late fee, these forms would be accepted up to Nov 15.
Enrolment forms may be collected from the BSEK office's National Bank, Habib Bank and Askari Commercial Bank branches. App
PAF awards ceremony
Karachi: An awards ceremony was held on Friday at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base, Korangi Creek. A ceremony to award "Certificate of Approval" for accreditation of the School of Aeronautics was held at the PAF Base, Korangi Creek. Air-Vice-Marshal Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari, Deputy-Chief of the Air Staff (Training), Pakistan Air Force, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Air Commodore (Retd) Muhammad Junaid Amin, DG, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), handed over the certificate of approval for School of Aeronautics and School of Electronics to Air-Vice-Marshal Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari at the ceremony. The news
Students protesting against police baton-charged again
Khairpur: Students boycotted classes and examinations at the Shah Abdul Latif University on Friday and took out a procession to protest police action against protesting students on Thursday and arrest of 10 students.
Police lobbed tear-gas shells and used batons on the students' procession when they were protesting for the second consecutive day against lack of facilities, particularly power generator at hostels. They started the protest on Wednesday.
On Friday, they marched four kilometres on the National Highway to the press club, raising slogans against police and university administration when police tried to disperse them near Eidgah. They used batons again when the students tried to press ahead.
Activists of several labour organisations, including Sachal Tailors' Union also joined the protesters who managed to reach the press club through alternate roads and streets.
Their leaders condemned police torture and said they were protesting against their genuine problems but police manhandled them and used tear gas.
Mohammad Raza Khaskheli, a student, fell unconscious at the press club. He was moved to a hospital in a police mobile van brought there by SPO city Umer Salamat.
Labour leaders Shahbaz Dino and Arab Khoso said that May 27 would be remembered in Khairpur as the day of baton-charge on students.
Meanwhile, office-bearers of the Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers' Association led by Prof Dr Nawaz Chand and Asad Raza Abidi held a demonstration outside the office of the vice-chancellor on Friday in protest against police misbehaviour.
Khairpur DCO Mohammad Abbas Baloch said after meeting the university's vice-chancellor Dr Nilofer Shaikh and officers of the university administration that it was decided that a separate electricity feeder would be arranged for the university which required Rs10 million.
Local poets, writers, TV actors and announcers have also condemned the university administration and police excesses against students.
They said that the police action had refreshed in their minds memories of dictatorship. Dawn