Loadshedding creating problems for HSSC students
Rawalpindi, May 11: Unscheduled electricity loadshedding is creating numerous problems for the students of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) as they are unable to focus on their ongoing final examinations.
The students have urged the concerned authorities to at least announce a schedule for loadshedding and try not to disconnect electricity during examination timings so that they could concentrate on studies.
The students said that it has become very difficult for them to concentrate on studies because of unscheduled power outages. "Due to electricity loadshedding, it also becomes very hard for us to solve papers in the examination hall as well," they added.
He requested the education department to use alternative sources during electricity loadshedding during paper timings in examination halls.
Faheem Mughal, a student said, "In our locality we are facing worst form of loadshedding and there is no schedule, which is badly affecting my studies, as it becomes very difficult for me to concentrate on preparing for exams."
Jawad Shah, another student, said that if it is not possible for education department to use alternative resources to provide electricity in examination halls during loadshedding then they should request the concerned authorities not to cut power supply during paper timings.
Malik Wahab an examiner said, "It becomes really very hard for students to solve the papers during hot and sultry conditions in the examination hall without electricity and they start complaining to us, but we can't do anything to help them."
Most schools without drinking water facility
Rawalpindi: Students in the majority of government and private schools in Rawalpindi are facing the problem of drinking water. They have to bear thirst in the prevailing hot weather throughout the day, but school managements are totally unmoved against it.
Reliable sources said that some private schools charge Rs5-10 per student every day to purchase water through tankers.
Parents of students studying in government and private schools complained against non-availability of drinking water on the premises. Most schools do not have water coolers and the condition of water tanks is poor. Water is available in some schools but not fit for drinking due to dirty water tanks, they said. "We cannot afford to pay Rs5-10 daily for water supply through tankers. The schools managements charge heavy fee but fail to make arrangements for drinking water," parents said.
Rawalpindi Association of Private Schools (RAPS) President Captain (r) Ameer-ud-Din Shaikh admitted the fact and said: "We have to purchase water through tankers for Rs800 but it is not enough for hundreds of students." He said that the dilemma of water shortage is being faced by people in the whole country. There is neither drinking water nor water for use in toilets in schools. Children cannot survive without water, he said.
When contacted Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Qazi Zahoor, he also admitted that schools are facing shortage of water. He said that water consumption doubles in summer as compared to winter that causes its shortage. "We are trying to arrange for extra water tankers in schools to avoid this problem," he assured. He assured strict action against those schools, which are charging Rs5-10 daily from students to purchase water.
A survey conducted reveals that more than 80% of government and 60% private educational institutions have no proper arrangements for drinking water. Most schools neither have water tanks nor any other arrangement for drinking water. Children bring water bottles from their homes, which are not enough for the whole day. Many children do not go to school toilets due to absence of water. Male students manage in emergency situation but female students face problems in this regard.
Muhammad Rizwan, student of a government school, said that there is no water available in his school for three years. Teachers bring water from nearby houses, but students are not permitted to go out. The news
KU announces LLB Final Supplementary Exam result
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday announced the result of LLB Final Year Supplementary Examination 2010. According to statistics, 225 candidates appeared in the examination and the pass percentage remained at 57.33. A KU statement said that marks certificates are being issued. app
SU alumni fund planned
Hyderabad: The consultative committee - constituted in the light of recommendations of an all-parties conference recently organised by the University of Sindh - has decided to set up the university alumni fund and utilise its funds for the welfare of the students.
The decision was made at a meeting of the committee which was presided over by Vice-Chancellor of the university Professor Dr Nazir Mughal and attended by representatives of different political parties, intellectuals and civil society activists.
The meeting appealed to the university alumni and philanthropists to contribute donations for the fund.
It decided to fix a date for removal of posters and banners from the campus and invite leaders of political parties or their nominees to join hands in this exercise.
The vice-chancellor informed the meeting that the process for the establishment of the university students' welfare association was underway to promote co-curricular activities. Two students from each department would be nominated on the association on the basis of their excellent academic record. Dawn