BISE Sukkur announces results of Class XI
Sukkur, Nov 01: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Sukkur announced the result of annual examination of Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering Group of Part-I of Class X1. Sources in the Board said 12,008 students passed all papers out of 19,972 while 7,964 students failed and 114 students remained absent from the examination. The result of 654 students was withheld, they said. The news
67 colleges, high schools get notices for poor results
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has issued show-cause notices to 67 city-based colleges and higher secondary schools for their poor performance in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) humanities group annual examination-2010.
Quoting the relevant rules authorising the board to suspend or cancel its affiliation with any college or higher secondary school whose students' pass percentage registers below 33, BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said that the 67 educational institutions served show-cause notices had been asked to explain their position within the next 15 days. He said the notices had been issued a few days back and a final decision on their affiliation with the board would be taken in the light of their explanation.
Among these institutions are 13 colleges and four higher secondary schools whose students' pass percentage in the exam appeared to be zero. Nine of them are private and the rest public sector institutions.
Expressing his concern over the deteriorating standard of education at both public and private educational institutions, Prof Zai said that it had now become necessary for the board to advise parents that they must inquire about the performance of institutions in the previous (intermediate) examinations before getting their wards admitted to the higher classes. Members of the centralised admission policy (CAP) committee also should not place students in those institutions whose performance remained abysmal, he suggested.
The institutions which came out with zero pass percentage in the HSC (humanities) annual examination-2010 are: Ghazi Mohammad Bin Qasim Govt Higher Secondary School; Govt Girls Higher Secondary School (SM), Chaneser Goth; Iqra Grammar High Secondary School, Ahmed Raza Road; Al-Razi College of Intermediate Education; Rehan Intermediate College, Korangi No.4; Tariq Bin Ziad College, Shah Faisal Colony; Govt Boys Comprehensive Higher Secondary School, Azizabad; Modern College, Gulshan-i-Hadeed; Govt Degree Boys College, Shams Pir, Baba Bhit; Govt Degree College, Jungle Shah, Keamari; Quaid-i-Millat College (evening); Ghazi Foundation College, Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Al-Noor Degree College, Block 18, Federal B Area; Gulshan College of Information Technology and Management Sciences; Govt Degree Arts and Commerce College, Razzaqabad; VMT College for Girls; and Haji Abdullah Haroon Govt College (evening).
Five other institutions whose pass percentage in the same exam remained below 10 are Islamia Govt Arts & Commerce College (morning); NJV Govt Boys Higher Secondary School (Urdu medium); Islamia Govt Arts & Commerce College (evening); Liaquat Govt College (evening), Malir; and Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Keamari.
It is worth-mentioning that 80 to 90 per cent students of 13 government colleges, three government higher secondary schools and one private college were declared fail in the examination.
Govt plans closure of 1,100 schools
Karachi: The Sindh education department is considering shutting down more than 1,100 government primary schools located in 21 districts after officially declaring them "non-viable" and "non-feasible", it emerged on Saturday.
Responding to a query by this reporter, Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Parliamentary Affairs Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq claimed that the government had sought objections from the public and stakeholders before making a final decision about the fate of such schools through an advertisement recently published in newspapers.
However, the advertisement that declared over 1,150 government primary and lower secondary schools "non-viable" and "non-feasible" and provided their district-wise details did not invite any objections from the general public or any other stakeholder. When the minister's attention was drawn to this fact, he said he would look into the matter. "If it is so then the whole exercise behind giving such advertisements must have gone in vain," he said.
"In fact, the categorisation of schools as non-viable and unfeasible is based on the reports compiled by the respective executive district officers for education and the motive behind giving such an advertisement was to invite objections from the public and stakeholders so that such schools could be removed from the record of the education department and their buildings could be utilised for some better purpose," he added.
Pir Mazhar explained that past governments spent millions of rupees getting the schools established at those places where they were not required and subsequently their buildings either turned into Autaqs of feudal lords or had been lying deserted.
Asked what would be the fate of students and staff, including teachers of those schools which might be closed after getting feedback from the public and stakeholders, sources in the education department said that in such cases, students would be accommodated in the next nearest public sector schools while teachers and other staff would be merged in other schools by raising their SNEs (Sanctioned New Establishment).
Such schools are located in Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Badin, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Sanghar, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Khairpur, Naushero Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Ghotki, Umerkot, Jamshoro, Matiari, Tando Allah Yar, Kashmore and Kambar-Shahdadkot.
The highest number of 162 such schools are located in Sanghar, followed by 142 in Tharparkar, 98 in Shikarpur, 81 in Thatta, 75 in Dadu, 72 in Benazirabad, 70 in Kashmore, 68 in Naushero Feroze, 64 in Khairpur, 53 in Jacobabad, 43 each in districts Mirpurkhas and Sukkur, 41 in Kambar-Shahdadkot, 37 in Umerkot, 32 in Matiari, 29 in Badin and so on.
Two such schools located in each district Karachi and Hyderabad are: Govt Boys Primary Schools (both named after Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani), Nasirabad, Federal B' Area; and Govt Boys Lower Secondary School Mohammad Ali Laghari, Mosu Khatian and Govt Boys Lower Secondary School, Juman Khujejo, Tando Fazal.
However, according to the Sindh Education Monitoring and Information System (Semis) figures, the number of ghost or closed government schools in Sindh is much more than the 1,157 government schools described as 'non-violable and non-feasible' by the education department.
Meanwhile, sources in the education department said that there were four categories of schools likely to be closed down. They included a) ghost schools, b) non- feasible schools, for they are located quite far from villages, c) nationalised schools that were de-nationalised but remained on the education department's record and d) two or more schools being run in one compound that have been merged but they separately exist on record. Dawn
Complaint lodged against teacher for beating student
Karachi: Father of a grade-3 student has lodged a complaint with the offices of the Executive District Officer, Education, (City District Government Karachi), alleging that a teacher at had tortured his daughter and possibly other students as well.
"I am a resident of Saeedabad, Baldia Town and my daughter is a student of Class III at Government St. Luke School, 9/B Saeedabad, Baldia Town School," the complainant said.
"One day when my daughter returned from the school, I saw marks on her arms and rest of her body while one of her fingers was badly injured," he said. "I was shocked to see her injuries and asked her what had happened. She was nervous and crying when came home. She told me that one of the school teachers had beaten her up," he further said.
The complainant said he did not understand why it had happened to his daughter and went to the school to ask the school's administration about the unpleasant incident. "I visited the school and met the teacher, who was responsible for beating the child. I asked him why did he physically punish the child and he should have informed the parents if the child had done something wrong," he added.
According to the complainant, before the teacher could reply to his question, his real brother, who is also a teacher at the same school came into the room and started beating him in front of the students and other staff of the school.
I went to the office of ADO, Education, Baldia Town and lodged a written complaint against both brothers but due to reasons best known to the concerned authority no action has been taken so far, he said in his application submitted at the offices of EDO, Education, Muhammad Ibrahim Kumbhar.
The sources in the education department, CDGK said that Kumbher has ordered an inquiry into the matter but no report has been submitted to the office till to date. They also said that according to the law, real brothers could not perform their duties within same premises and inquiry officers should also consider this point in his report.
Five new cadet colleges in Sindh soon: minister
Hyderabad: Senior Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq said on Saturday that culture of nepotism is a disease jeopardising the social system and rendering injustice to the most deserving.
"We have become habitual of seeking favours of influential people even in such comparatively trivial and routine matters like getting appointment from doctors, admissions in schools or colleges, etc," the minister observed while addressing as the chief guest on the 19th All-Pakistan Bi-lingual Declamation Contest at Cadet College Petaro.
Mazhar asserted the PPP government is committed for infusion of quality in the education system and in order to achieve that objective it was not just reforming and reinforcing the educational institutions but was also establishing at least five new cadet colleges in Sindh province.
Two of those colleges, he said, to be set up at Nawabshah and Garhi Khuda Bux, would be solely for girls.
The minister noted that in the past Sindh had only one cadet college at Petaro but five more colleges were instituted subsequently and before long at least five more would be added to the total of existing colleges.
Earlier, Principle Cadet College Petaro Commodore Muhammad Aslam Rana in his welcome speech said that the purpose of holding such contests was to promote cultural integration and mutual understanding among the students. The news