KU declares MBBS, MA (Final) external results
Karachi, Nov 10: University of Karachi (KU) has announced the results of MBBS Third Professional (Supplementary) Examinations -2010. A total of 59 students were registered, 57 appeared and 37 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 64.91.
KU also announced the results of MA (Final) external annual examinations 2010 in Arabic, General History, Philosophy and Sindhi. In MA Arabic 10 students were registered, all of them appeared and three passed the examination. The pass percentage was 30.
In MA General History 28 students were registered, 26 appeared and 19 passed the examination. The pass percentage was 73.08. In MA Philosophy 10 students were registered, eight appeared and only two could pass the examination. The pass percentage was 25.
In MA Sindhi 24 students were registered, 22 appeared and nine of them passed the examinations. The pass percentage was 40.91. The newsYour Comments
KU faculty members distribute relief items
Karachi: A Karachi University (KU) team, led by Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, on Sunday distributed relief items among the flood victims at the Razaqabad relief camp here. They distributed quilts, mattresses, pillows, clothes and ration among 100 families at the camp. Shawls were distributed among the women at the camp, it was further stated. Dr Shahana said that the faculty and students of Karachi University collected the relief goods. app
SPLA march to CM House
Karachi, Nov 10: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) announced on Tuesday to stage a protest rally in front of the Chief Minister's (CM) House in order to fulfil their demands to hire teachers to end shortage and implement the time-scale formula at all the government colleges of Sindh.
The rally will be taken out from DJ Science College on Wednesday (today) and reach the CM's House.
SPLA President Prof Mirza Ather Hussain, while addressing a press conference at the library of DJ Science College, said that the government colleges are facing acute shortage of teachers in the province but the provincial education department is continuously neglecting the issue.
He said that there are about 250 government colleges in the province and out of them 150 colleges are facing acute shortage of teachers. Many colleges have no teachers for English and commerce subjects. He regretted that the government is not taking serious steps to resolve this sensitive issue.
He further said the teachers of the government colleges in Sindh have been facing many problems including implementation of time-scale formula, shortage of faculty, lack of insurance and housing facilities and delay in promotions and upgrading but initially SPLA is raising voice on two core issues including teachers' time-scale formula and shortage of faculty in government colleges.
The time-scale formula is a method through which the increase in the grade of government college teachers is determined.
President SPLA said that the government is not taking interest in meeting the demands of teachers so the college teachers have no other option but to protest.
He said that SPLA leader Prof Iftikhar Mohammad Azmi was receiving threats and being intimidated not to hold a protest march. He condemned these threats and announced that the protest rally would be held at any cost.
Prof Hussain said that if their demands were not fulfilled, then the SPLA's ongoing campaign would continue. He made it clear that their protest would be peaceful and educational process in the colleges would not be affected due to their protest rally. Daily times
Sindh University admission test
Hyderabad: Test for admission to bachelor degree programme in the University of Sindh, its Mirpurkhas campus and Sindh University Laar College, Badin, will be conducted on November 14, according to an announcement by the university registrar. Dawn
VC leads rally against land grabbing
Hyderabad: In an unprecedented move, Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University Prof Dr Nazeer A. Mughal led a rally of university teachers, officers and employees outside the press club on Monday in protest against illegal occupation of 30 acres of varsity land.
Speaking on the occasion, the vice-chancellor said that from time to time, the land mafia had grabbed hundreds acres of the university land, but despite registration of FIRs, no action had been taken against land grabbers over the last 10 years.
They usually chose gazetted holidays to grab land and raised a structure overnight, he said. \
He said that on Saturday, which was a holiday, land grabbers occupied 30 acres of university land at gunpoint and started construction of buildings. An FIR was registered against the accused, but Jamshoro police took no action against them, he said.
The university land was a trust and it was the duty of everyone to protect it, he said and added that it was an irony that the vice-chancellor himself and the university teachers, officials and employees had been compelled to come out on roads in protest against the usurpation of university's property.
He said land grabbers had already also occupied 70 acres of university's land meant for the university employees' housing society. Most of the land grabbers were government employees belonging to police, health and other departments, he said.
Later, a university estate officer said that the land grabbers had so far occupied 1,840 acres of the university land.
NEWS CONFERENCE: Later, an action committee of university teachers, officers and employees threatened to close the university for an indefinite period of time if the land was not recovered in 24 hours.
Leaders of the committee Prof Badar Soomro, Basheer Ahmed Shaikh and Ghulam Nabi Bhalai said the Sindh governor, chief minister and other high officials would held responsible if any harm came to the staff of the university.
Jamshoro police have registered an FIR under section 413, 447, 147, 148, 149 and 504 PPC against Roshan Khoso and 15 others, but no arrest was made till filing of this report.
Meanwhile, inquiries by Dawn revealed that three leaders of the ruling party belonging to Jamshoro district are supporting the land grabbers. Dawn
LUMHS extends date for fee submission
Hyderabad: Director Admissions Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro has extended the date of submission of admission fee for the candidates of First Year MBBS/BDS Academic Session 2010-2011 up to November 12.
He said here on Monday that the date of submission of admission fee has been extended in order to facilitate the candidates. The news
FUUAST media ethics moot
Karachi: The Mass Communication Department of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) will organise a seminar on ģMedia Ethicsī on Wednesday (today) at Seminar Hall, Abdul Haq Campus.Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser, would preside over the seminar, while noted journalists Mazhar Arif, Mazhar Abbas, Dr Semen Naghmana Tahir and Dr Tausif Ahmed would speak. ppi
Encroachment forces students
Karachi: Due to overnight construction in a rented building of a public school, the students and teachers of couple of classes could not attend their classes on Monday.
The students, teachers and non-teaching staff of Saadi Government Boys Secondary School, located in Shah Faisal Colony No3 near Nathan Khan Bridge, reached the school in morning after weekend but they were shocked to see the constructions in the corridor of the building.
This corridor is being used as classrooms because there is lack of the space in the building, one of the school teacher said. "We hardly have three to four rooms in the building and one room is used as principal's office while others are the classrooms," he said.
The school runs in the morning shift as most of the students work after the school timings, he also said. There are over 250 students and 24 teaching and non-teaching staff of the school, he added.
The principal went to the local police station to lodge FIR against the illegal construction but the policemen present there did not comply. They only received the application and told the principal that they would look into the matter, he quoted the duty officer.
However, on the directives of the town's municipal's officer, the illegal construction was demolished by the concerned staff of Shah Faisal Town. The TMO said that they have taken action against illegal construction within the premises of the building but, could not do anything else in this regard.
According to the school's management, "It seems that the owner of the building was trying to make some space for commercial purpose. There were at least four small size kiosks, which could be used as shops".
There is no drinking water available for the school whereas power supply was disconnected on the application of the building's owner years ago and the only washroom of the building is a complete disaster, it was learnt.
Owing to lack of space, there is no laboratory in the school and many students have said that their eye-sight have been affected because they attend classes without the electricity. The owner of the building has also damaged the blackboards of the schools and there are lots of dents on the board and it is difficult for the teachers to write on it, the school teachers said.
"We have written numbers of application to the concerned authority but there was no response in this regard," they further said.
"We want to study in the morning shift and the education department should give us proper place with all facilities.
The government should heed our request and make necessary arrangements with immediate effect," the students said.
District Officer Education, Secondary and Higher Secondary, Shabbir Jokhio along with Deputy District Officer visited the school and ensured the school's management that he would make alternate space for the affected students.
Jokhio also said that he would come to the school with the Executive District Officer, Education, Muhammad Ibrahim Kumbhar on Wednesday. The news