Schools summer vacations
Karachi, May 24: Schools across Sindh will remain closed from June 14 to August 13 on account of summer vacations.
The announcement was made by Sindh's secretary education. Last year, summer holidays for the province were held from July 1 to August 31.Your Comments
Fuuast extends form submission date
Karachi: Controller Examination Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) on Thursday extended the date of examination form submission till 6th June for BA, B.Com (I, II), MA (I, II) and special exam of homoeopathic/seminary courses. The students can submit the examination forms for the annual exam 2013 with late fee of Rs200 up to June 6. The news
CMC exam put off after rumpus
Larkana: The exam of forensic medicine for third year MBBS students studying in the Chandka Medical College (CMC), Larkana, could not be held when a rumpus erupted between students and the invigilator.
Most of the students of MBBS third year, 39 in total, refused to take the exam under the supervision of Dr Agha Jawed, a demonstrator in the Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana, on grounds that he was allegedly misbehaving with them. He had been nominated on Friday as a member of the vigilance committee.
Situation at the campus grew tense when a few students had a heated argument with Dr Jawed in the administration block. The unruly students later dismantled the main gate of the principal's office while raising slogans against Dr Jawed. They refused to sit the exam being conducted in the auditorium.
The CMC vice principal, Prof Sher Muhammed Shaikh, and human resources director Dr Akbar Bhutto tried to pacify the students but in vain. Meanwhile, Dr Jawed slipped away from the scene to escape the students' wrath.
The exam would now be held on June 4, said controller examinations at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SBBMU).
However, the same exam was held on schedule in the Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College, the second affiliate of the SBBMU.
The name of Dr Jawed was removed from the vigilance committee, said CMC vice principal Prof Shaikh. Dawn
KUTS appeals for 20pc special allowance
Karachi: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has appealed for a 20 percent special allowance from the federal government.
"The same allowance has been given to the employees of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology. But, staff at the KU suffers," said KUTS President Muttahir Ahmed. The news
Power utility criticised for outages during exams
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi chairman, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, criticised the Karachi Electric Supply Company for outages during exams on Wednesday.
He expressed concern over the situation in which candidates were being made to give their papers in severely hot weather conditions.
"Despite our writing to the KESC to kindly reschedule their loadshedding timings so that students do not have to suffer during their exams, the power supply continues to go off in the most crucial times," he said.
Meanwhile, the board officials caught seven candidates cheating during their physics part-II paper at the Jamia Millia Government Degree College in Malir.
"Due to past experiences and problems, including the triple murder of college principal Zafar Mehdi Zaidi, his driver and peon over 10 years ago, the college has been marked as a sensitive centre and when the super vigilance team entered the college it was prepared for anything," said the BIEK chief.
He said that the board's private exams would commence after the regular exams on June 16 and the private students would get their admit cards 10 days before that. Dawn