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BIEK exams begin amid lax security
Karachi, May 17: Around 250,000 students sat for the intermediate examination in 165 centres of the city on Thursday.
At various centres, security officials were nowhere to be seen as reports of the use of unfair means poured in.
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) in a pre-exam meeting
held at the commissioner's office declared 21 centres sensitive and 12
centres highly sensitive in terms of security. Despite the presence of
higher officials of Rangers and police at the meeting to review
arrangements, security remained missing at sensitive centres during the
Areas with volatile security situation included Lyari, Landhi, Orangi Town and Sultanabad.
vigilance team and a super-vigilance team was formed by the board to
check arrangements such as the provision of electricity and clean
drinking water, means to check unfair means and the presence of security
officials at centres.
The BIEK banned the use of
photostat machines near examination centres; however, at the Sir Syed
College Nazimabad, a machine was found inside the campus.
Outside the APWA College in Karimambad, no police mobile could be seen.
At Government Degree Girls College for Women, Nazimabad, things went smoothly.
"No instances of cheating were reported. The invigilators were very
cooperative. They stacked away our cell phones, and explained the
instructions patiently," said Asna Khan, a pre-engineering student who
appeared for her paper.
Meanwhile, at the Sirajudaula College students received their papers an hour late.
On the other hand, some students used mobile phones to cheat.
kept one phone in our pocket and another one in our socks. We gave up
the one in our pocket, and used the other one to cheat," admitted a
group of boys outside a centre in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
BIEK had requested the Karachi Electric Supply Company to restore
electricity during exams at a school where power had been disconnected
due to the non-payment of bills. The news
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HSC exams begin under Hyderabad board
Hyderabad: Intermediate examinations in Hyderabad,
Sukkur and Larkana divisions began on Thursday under the supervision of
the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) amidst
mismanagement and rampant use of 'aid' material.
Around 85,809 students of classes XI and XII would be appearing in
the Higher Secondary School (HSC) examinations being held across 120
centres - 46 for boys and 31 for girls exclusively with 43 combined
centres - in nine districts under the BISE.
Out of the total students, 44,236 are appearing in first year and the
remaining 41,573 are appearing in second year examinations.
Though no untoward incident was reported from any centre, students
were observed to be cheating quite freely. A visit to the Government
Muslim Degree Science College revealed that guides and solved papers,
even cell phones, were being used in the presence of invigilators. The
cell phones were asked to be submitted to the invigilator only when an
assistant commissioner directed invigilators to recover phones from
There was no proper seating arrangement for students, who also did
not have drinking water at the examination centres with the mercury
reaching 43 degrees Celcius. At one centre two first year students were
observed solving their paper on one bench because there weren't enough
invigilators to seat them in separate rooms.
The presence of unconcerned persons in the premises of exam centres
remained unchecked by the college staff who also seen smuggling cheating
aides to students.
Another issue, which came to fore, was appointment of junior teachers
as external superintendents. Though the Sindh Professors and Lecturers
Association (SPLA) has voiced reservations over it, BISE chairman
Aleemuddin Khanzada defended the decision by arguing that even if a
college principal was serving at BPS-21 he was supposed to work as an
internal in his own college as per government decision.
"If we go by the explanation of BISE chairman that college principal
has to work as an internal then there are numerous cases where
principals have been deputed as externals by the BISE itself," argued
SPLA representative Prof Yaqoob Chandio.
However, BISE chairman said that principals often expressed their
desire to become externals but the decision that principals must work as
internals regardless of their service scale was taken by the education
department's steering committee.
APP Adds: Load shedding in examination centres and lax security were
among the top complaints in examination centres, besides use of unfair
means by students and college staff. According to BISE Sukkur, vigilance
teams comprising senior male and female teachers did not report any
case of cheating on Thursday.
Prof Muhammad Yousuf of the BISE said that centre superintendents
mostly complained of load shedding and the absence of police personnel.
He said that he paid surprise visits to four or five examination centres
during exam hours and found them without electricity supply even though
centre superintendents had been instructed to ensure uninterrupted
electricity supply at all costs. Prof Yousuf said that he also did not
see any vehicles of the police or Rangers near these examination
Meanwhile in Khairpur district, examination process went on smoothly
and Rangers and police personnel were deployed in the area, said an
However, candidates from a number of schools in Ghotki district also complained of load shedding.
Section 144 had already been imposed in Sukkur division to prevent
the use of Photostat machines near during exam hours near the centres. Dawn
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Karachi University announces fee submission date
Karachi: University of Karachi has announced that fees for
registration of Masters in Arts (MA) and Double MA, as well as
improvement of division received in 2011 would be accepted till May 20,
2013. The registration forms can be obtained from the bank situated at
the Silver Jubilee gate in the university. ppi
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Submission dates for MPhil/PhD forms extended
Karachi: The last date for submission of admission forms for M Phil/PhD and MS (Surgery)/MD (Medicine) has been extended to May 28.
forms completed in all respects will be received by the relevant
department/centre/institute for admission in MPhil/PhD. However, for MS
(Surgery)/MD (Medicine) and Law, they will be received by BASR Section.
The list of eligible candidates will be displayed on
June 3, while admit cards for tests and interviews will be issued from
The entrance test will be conducted on Sunday,
June 9. After display of list of successful candidates on Wednesday,
June 12, the successful MPhil/PhD candidates will be interviewed on
Monday, June 17. Final merit list of provisional admission will be
displayed on the University's website and departmental notice boards on
Monday, June 24, 2013.
Deadline for first and second years of BA (Pass)/BSc (Pass) and B Com extended
University of Karachi has notified for the information of all concerned
that the last date for admission to First and Second Year of BA
(Pass)/BSc (Pass) and B.Com classes has been extended to June 13
(Thursday) with a late fee of Rs1,000.
applies here that the admitted students shall have to complete the
requisite attendance by the end of the session as per the university's
rules. It is significant to note that the admission in the respective
colleges will be allowed subject to availability of seats as per
allocation by the KU. The news
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Poll schedule announced for KU senate
Karachi: Registrar University of Karachi (KU)
Prof Dr Mansoor Ahmed has announced a revised schedule for election to
the Academic Council and Senate from the constituency of College
As per details, the elections will now be held on
Thursday May 30 at the Arts Auditorium University of Karachi from 9:30am
to 1pm. Nomination papers can be submitted in the Registrar's office
latest by May 20 till 1pm. Withdrawal of candidature is possible till
May 27, whereas, final list of candidatures will then be released on
that day by 3pm. It is pertinent to note that no objection on the voters
list will be accepted because the last date for submission of
objections has already expired.
Moreover, KU Registrar has announced
that the last date for submission of admission forms for M Phil/PhD and
MS (Surgery)/MD (Medicine) has been extended up to May 28 2013.
Admission forms completed in all respects will be received by the
relevant Department/Centre/Institute for admission in M Phil/Ph D.
for MS (Surgery)/MD (Medicine) and Law, it will be received by BASR
Section. List of eligible candidates will be displayed on June 3,
whereas admit cards for test and interview will be issued from June 4 to
June 7. Entrance test will be conducted on June 9 2013. After display
of list of successful candidates on June 12, the successful M Phil/PhD
candidates will be interviewed on June 17.
Final merit list of
provisional admission will be displayed on the University's website and
departmental notice boards on June 24 2013. Daily times
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Govt to provide Rs7bn for new SMIU campus
Karachi: A tree plantation ceremony was held at a new campus of the Sindh
Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) in the education city on Thursday.
Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said that the provincial
government had agreed in principle to provide Rs7 billion through its
Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the construction of the new
campus and a 15-floor tower in the vicinity of the SMIU.
the tree-plantation ceremony, he said the construction work of the new
campus and the 15-floor SMIU Tower would take five years to complete.
said the previous government had given 100 acres of land free of cost
to the varsity for the new campus on the directives of former president
Asif Ali Zardari, where the initial construction work had commenced. He
said the former chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah had also taken
interest in giving the land to the alma mater of the founder of
Pakistan–Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Dr Shaikh said
more than ten departments would be opened in the campus. Apart from
that, a medical college, an engineering college, a SMIU hospital and
hostels for local and foreign students plus residential houses for
employees would be constructed.
He further said the site
of SMIU's new campus was near DHA Phase 9. He also added that the campus
was located at about one-and-half hours drive from Hyderabad.
Shaikh said that the varsity's current plot where the city campus and
two model schools were being run, was spread over eight and half acres
of land. Hence, the SMIU has planned to build a tower comprising of 15
floors on its extended plot located at a distance of few meters from the
present buildings. "The SMIU had decided to use its abundant piece of
land for a new building," he said.
The VC said these
building were being constructed after 16 years, as the last building was
added in 1997, and that was the present Girls Model School of the SMIU.
Registrar Gulzar Ahmed Mughal, Director Finance Ghulam Ali Surhio, and
SMIU architect Pir Muzzafar Ali, also spoke on the occasion.
Dr Shaikh planted a sample of a tree on the land of the SMIU and prayed
for the success of the university. He also visited the area of the new
campus and observed construction of the boundary wall.
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Tribute paid to late Abul Kalam
Karachi: A condolence meeting was held in the NED Auditorium on Thursday to pay
tribute to late NED vice chancellor Engineer Abul Kalam, who rendered
untiring and valuable services to the NED University for more than 16
Engineer Kalam died on May 9. NED vice chancellor
Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal Haque, Pro-Vice Chancellor-I Prof Dr Muzzaffar
Mahmood, Pro-Vice Chancellor-II Prof Dr SFA Rafeeqi and Dean (CEA) Prof
Dr Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi paid tribute to late Kalam. The participants
offered Fateha for the departed soul. The news
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