Schools & colleges new academic session schedule

New academic session for schools from April and colleges from August
Karachi, Nov 01: After receiving criticism on its plan to start the new academic session in provincial schools and colleges simultaneously from April 1, 2009, the Sindh Education Department is making changes in the plan and has decided to start the session in schools from April.
The academic session of colleges of the province will commence as usual from the month of August, said Sindh Education Department officials.

The decision of starting the session in schools and colleges on the same date was taken at a meeting of the education department's steering committee on October 17 which was chaired by Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq.

The meeting was also attended by Sindh Education Secretary Rizwan Memon, EDOs (Education) of 23 districts of the province, Sindh Textbook Board (STBB) Chairman and heads of education boards of Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas.

The start of a new session from the same date was also creating confusion between the teachers and students as examinations of the classes IX and X were to start from March 20, 2009 and the exams of classes XI and XII from April 28 making the session too long for Inter students, the officials said while stating reasons for change in academic session plan.

"It would have been very difficult for the STBB, which is already in crisis, to prepare and publish textbooks both for the schools and colleges during the same session," said Government Schools Teachers Association General Secretary Muhammad Aslam.

He said that students of governments schools were already getting the books very late and the decision of commencing the sessions at the same time would create a problem for the college students too.

A notification regarding the change of date for the starting of colleges will be issued in the next few days, Education department officials said.

They said that decision was taken after interference of Haq who received complaints from concerned stakeholders regarding confusion about the new academic session in colleges

The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) spokesman lauded the decision of the department for separating the academic session of schools and colleges. "There are already a number of problems in colleges and adding to them is not an option," he added.

It may be pointed out that the date of starting academic session was changed from April 1 to August 16 during the previous regime without consulting the stakeholders. Since the independence of the country, the academic session of Sindh used to start from April 1 every year. Daily Times

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Karachi University announced BSc (Home Eco) results
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Friday announced the results of BSc (Home Economics) first year annual examination 2008.

According to statistics, a total of 251 candidates appeared in the examination and 146 of them were declared successful.

The pass percentage stood at 58.17. App

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University of Sindh schedule of test for admissions
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has finalised arrangements for admission to graduate classes scheduled for Nov 2 (Sunday).

Candidates who have submitted admission forms can obtain their admit cards from the Sindh University Model School, Hyderabad on Saturday by late evening from counters setup for boys and girls candidates.

Point buses would ply for those appearing in test from different routes of Hyderabad City to Jamshoro at 7.15am.

The buses would ply from Old Campus (Gari Khata) via Market, Hirabad, City Gate and Qasim Chowk and from Latifabad the routes would be Agricultural Complex, Poonam petrol pump and Qasim Chowk.

These will also ply from main road of Qasimabad and follow routes of Nasim Nagar Chowk via Poonam Petrol Pump and Qasim Chowk. Dawn

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