Inter mark sheets delay, KU admissions

Students suffer as KU, BIEK blame each other
Karachi, Nov 08: Hundreds of students who passed their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Part II (Arts) examination recently are uncertain about their admission in University of Karachi (KU), due to what seems a lack of coordination between KU and Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK).

Chairman BIEK says students would not have suffered, had there been coordination on behalf of the KU, while Registrar, KU, says they allowed sufficient time for delivery of mark sheets and assured they will address the problem faced by students.

A large number of students from different government colleges, who have to submit their admission form for BA/B.Sc at KU, complained that they were not given their mark sheets by their respective colleges till Friday. Saturday, November 8 (today) being the deadline for admission, they fear that they will not be able to attach their HSC-II mark sheet, which is a mandatory requirement for admission.

Samina Younis, a resident of Korangi and student of Government College for Women Korangi 6 said that she will now have to go to the BIEK in person to collect her mark sheet and then go to the KU for submitting her form. "Since banks operate till 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, I doubt if I will be able to do that in the little time available," she said.

Ruqaya Jafri, Principal of the said college said that the BIEK did not dispatch the mark sheets. Explaining, she said that BIEK sends the mark sheets directly to the college. "We cannot do anything in this connection as it is the responsibility of the board," she said.

When Chairman BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai was contacted in this regard, he said, "We have dispatched the last lot on Friday and the concerned colleges should receive it on Saturday." He adds, "We did not delay our work, in fact we announced the results of Arts group 18 days earlier as compared to last year." Asked how long it takes to prepare and dispatch the mark sheets, Zai said, "The colleges should receive mark sheets in about two weeks after the result is announced and we dispatched all the mark sheets in time."

Commenting on the problems faced by students of Arts group, he said, "NED University, Dow Medical College and others coordinate with us before fixing the deadline for admission." He added that they allow sufficient time to the students for receiving the mark sheets. "However, no one from KU coordinated with us in this connection. Students would not have suffered, had there been coordination from the KU's side," he commented.

On the other hand, the Registrar KU, Raees Alvi said, "We do consider the dates of all the results announced by the BIEK and allow sufficient time to the students for the receipt of their mark sheets and fix the admission deadline accordingly." Explaining, he said, "We have an admission committee and deans of all faculties sit together and everything is considered before the admission date is finalised."

He further added that if the mark sheets are delayed by the BIEK they cannot wait for it. Asked if they coordinate directly with the BIEK, he responded, "We don't coordinate directly, however, we consider the date of results and make sure we allow sufficient time to the students for receiving their marks sheets."

Asked what students should do in case they are unable to submit the admission form along with the copy of their mark sheets, Alvi said, "It should not be a problem and students can consult Director Admissions if they face any problem." He maintained that if some one cannot submit the copy of required document on Saturday, he should still submit the form, inform the Director Admissions and provide the document by Monday. The News

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Class X exam form to be accepted from 10th
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has announced the schedule for the submission of examination forms by the candidates who had appeared in the SSC-I Science and General group (regular and private) annual examinations 2008 and intend to appear in SSC-II annual examination 2009.

The forms will be accepted from Nov 10 to Dec 6. A late fee of Rs100 will be charged from Dec 8 to 24, Rs200 from Dec 26 to Jan 3 (2009), Rs500 from Jan 5 to 12, Rs1,000 from Jan 13 to 20 and Rs1,500 from Jan 21 to 31. Ppi

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Probe into Liaquat Medical University pre-admission test mess
Hyderabad: The prime minister has taken notice of alleged irregularities and nepotism witnessed during the pre-admission test to MBBS classes and BDS courses on the complaint of PPP MNA Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur. The test was conducted by the Liaquat University of Medical Sciences.

He directed the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Health to investigate the matter.

According to Mr Talpur, the meeting of the Standing Committee would be held in Islamabad on November 8 under the chairmanship of Ms Mehreen Bhutto MNA. He said that he has been invited to attend the meeting and claimed of submitting proves of irregularities before the PM during a meeting. Dawn

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Edu dept replaces Sindh Textbook Board (STBB) chairman
Karachi: The slow pace of publishing textbooks for the coming academic year has forced the Sindh Education Department to replace the Sindh Textbook Board (STBB) chairman.

Colleges Regional Director Prof Abdul Salam has taken charge as chairman of the STBB, replacing Asghar Ali Bhutto and a notification has been issued, education department officials said on Friday.

It was also learnt that differences between Bhutto and Sindh Education Secretary Rizwan Memon were also a main reason behind the new appointment.

The differences between the two officials first became evident when Memon cancelled a tender issued by the STBB to purchase seven thousand tonnes of paper in August, the officials said. Giving details of the tender, they said that the paper was to be purchased at Rs 64,000 per tonne but they felt that the paper should be bought cheaper.

The education secretary also called upon adopting a transparent tender process to ensure the availability of textbooks before April 2009.

It may be mentioned here that the education department allots Rs 700 million for the STBB every year, of which Rs 350 million are for purchasing paper and Rs 350 million for printing textbooks. Buying paper at unnecessarily expensive rates will result in funds running short and fewer textbooks being printed than are needed. The board has to print and provide some 30 million textbooks for the students of the province before the start of the next academic year.

Talking about the change of the STBB chairman only a few months before the new academic year is to start, they hoped that the textbooks would be available on time if the paper is purchased as quickly as possible.

The next meeting of the committee, chaired by Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq to oversee the matter of purchasing paper, will be held today (Saturday). Daily Times

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PAF graduation ceremony at the Institute of Air Safety, PAF Base, Masroor
Karachi: A graduation ceremony was held at the Institute of Air Safety, PAF Base, Masroor on Friday. The chief guest, Air Vice-Marshal Tubrez Asif, Commandant, Air War College, awarded certificates to the successful participants and awarded the Chief of the Air Staff Trophy to Captain Najam Us Saqib for the best performance in the course.

Air Vice-Marshal Asif, in his address, emphasised upon the importance of professional investigations in accident prevention programme of PAF.

Stressing upon the role of investigations, he said that only through dispassionate analysis of the accidents, could the true causes be found and addressed in order to improve the safety standards.

He appreciated the efforts put in by the institute in imparting quality education and equipping the participants with modern investigation techniques and blending theory with practice.

Earlier, a synopsis of the course was presented by Air Commodore Ahmed Salam Khan, Officer Commanding Institute of Air Safety.

He also briefed about the subjects taught and exercises conducted during the course.

The course comprised officers from the three forces (Air Force, Navy and Army), Pakistan International Airlines, Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan National Corporation and Armed Forces Officers from friendly countries, which includes, Jordan, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The News

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