Karachi students poor results in HSC commerce part-II 2009
Karachi, Oct 8: At least 80 per cent students of each of 22 colleges - 14 government and eight private - have failed to clear their Higher Secondary School Part-II (commerce group) annual examinations-2009.
Moreover, not a single student of seven private colleges has managed to pass the exam while five government colleges' results appeared below 10 per cent, according to the statistics released by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK).
The 22 colleges whose 80 per cent students failed include Hashmat Memorial Higher Secondary School, Gulshan-i-Iqbal; Govt Girls Degree Science/Arts College, Sector 11½, Orangi Town; Govt City College (morning); Iqra Intermediate College for Boys & Girls, Shah Faisal Colony; Govt Boys
Comprehensive Higher Secondary School, Azizabad; Sirajuddaula Govt College (morning); Karachi Cambridge College, Shershah; Govt Degree Arts & Commerce College for Men (evening), Korangi-6; Fountain Cambridge College, Baldia Town; Haji Abdullah Haroon Govt College (evening); S.M. Govt Arts & Commerce College (evening); Govt Degree Girls College, Sector 42, Korangi-2½; Al-Hadeed College for Science, Commerce and Arts; Sajjadia Institute of Technology & Management Science College; Govt Degree Boys College, KMC Stores, Nishtar Road; Govt Boys Baba Willayat Ali Shah Higher Secondary School; Iqra Grammar High Secondary School, Ahmed Raza Road; Govt Degree Boys College, Baldia Town; Kingston Higher Secondary School, Korangi; Govt City College (evening); Govt Allama Iqbal Degree College (evening) and Govt Degree Boys College, Surjani Town.
Out of the 460 students of the Islamia Govt Arts & Commerce College (evening) who took the exams, only 34 emerged successful making the pass percentage at 7.39. Similarly, out of the 675 students of the S.M. Govt Arts & Commerce College, only 104 could pass the exams to make the pass percentage at 15.41.
From the Orangi Town's Govt Degree Science & Commerce College, 136 students took the exams and only six of them emerged successful. The pass percentage stood at 4.41.
The five government colleges whose results remained below 10 per cent are: Riaz Govt Girls College, Liaquatabad No10; Quaid-i-Millat Govt College (evening); Islamia Govt Arts & Commerce College (evening); Govt Degree Science & Commerce College, Asifabad; and Govt Degree Science & Commerce College, Orangi Town.
There are seven private institutions whose performance appeared abysmal as none of their students could pass the exams. DawnYour Comments
BIEK introduced new groups in Humanities
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi has introduced new grouping of subjects in Higher School Certificate (HSC) Humanities regular Part-I and Part-II from annual examinations 2010 and 2011 respectively. In a press release issued on Wednesday, Controller of Examinations, Professor Agha Akber Mirza, advised students to choose any one subject from each group with the extent of three subjects from the following groupings. There are a total of five groups, and at least four subjects have been placed in each group.
DAE examination centre shifted
Karachi: The examination centre for Diploma of Associate Engineer First-Year, Annual Examination 2009 has been switched from Government DJ Science College, to the Government Islamia Arts and Commerce College, announced Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) Controller of Examinations Prof. Maqsood Hussain on Wednesday.
The candidates of Government College of Technology, SITE, Karachi (Evening) (Architecture, Auto and Diesel, Chemical, CIT, RACT, TDP, Textile Spinning and Weaving) have been asked to appear.
The controller added that all candidates who appeared in the examination at the DJ Science College on October 6 are also advised to appear on October 8. The news
Government to ensure high education standards
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that present government of Pakistan Peoples Party under its e-Five Plan and manifesto was making all out efforts for promotion and development of education in the province.
Presiding over a nigh level meeting regarding Education City Project of Karachi at CM house here on Wednesday, he said that education was essential for progress, prosperity and employment, while government was making efforts to improve working and standard of government educational institutions, while private entrepreneurs were also being encourage to establish Schools, Colleges and universities in various parts the province.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that due to various reasons, the quality of education and literacy ratio has suffered a lot, but present government has offered incentives for enhancement of educational activities.
The meeting discussed in detail the perspectives, planning and scope of Education City Project designed outside Karachi (in Malir area). It was informed that the Education City is being established on 8900 acres of land.
The meeting decided to immediately establish Education City Authority with Zubair Motiwala Advisor to C.M as its head, which will assign the task for framing byelaws, aims and objects, sphere and scope of the scheme within two to three weeks.
The Chief Minister also directed to prepare a Master Plan of the scheme and all stakeholders should be properly looked after and provided required facilities in the Education City scheme.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah maintained that public -private partnership will be encouraged for enhancement of education in the province. He said that legal issues will also be resolved soon, for which a team of lawyers and experts will be constituted.
He appreciated the efforts of Aga Khan Education Board for establishment of Aga Khan University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Education City and directed concerned departments to process accordingly and land required be allotted/handed over to Aga Khan Board of Education for initiating development works.
The meeting was informed that Aga Khan Education Board will establish University campus at an estimated cost of $41 million.
It was informed that 10,000 jobs would be created under project while houses, parks and other facilities will be arranged there.
The meeting was attended by Senior Minister Education Pir Mazhar ul Haq, Advisor to C.M for investments Mr. Zubair Motiwala, Chief Secretary Sindh Fazal ur Rehman, Secretary Education Rizwan Memon, Member (Land Utilization) Subhan Memon, Special Secretary finance Ms. Naheed Shah, President Aga Khan University Firoz Rasul, Chairman Board of Trusty AKU Saidullah Khan Dehlvi, director General Sindh Board of Investment Arif Ellahi, Project Director AKU Karim Nur Muhammad and Director Construction AKU Syed Shahab Akbar and others. The nation
School guard gunned down
Karachi: A watchman of a private school in Gulistan-i-Jauhar was gunned down on Wednesday, police said.
They blamed the targeted killing on a personal enmity.
The firing incident, which occurred in Block 13 of Gulistan-i-Jauhar, within the remit of the Sharea Faisal police station, sowed panic in and outside the White Rose Grammar School where the victim had been a watchman for more than a year.
"Sher Zaman, 55, was sitting on the traffic island outside the school with Amir, the owner of the school, and one of his friends, Ayaz," said Inspector Sohrab Meo, the area SHO.
"Eyewitnesses told the police that two men riding a 70cc motorbike pulled up there, targeted Sher Zaman and rode away."
He said a preliminary investigation suggested that the victim tried to escape when he saw the motorbike riders approaching him while he was sitting with his employer and his friend. After sustaining a single bullet, the SHO said, Sher Zaman tried to run away, but the attackers, clad in shalwar-kameez, shot him in the head twice.
"One of the two riders got off the motorbike and fired a single shot. Zaman was hit in the abdomen, but he still managed to break into a run. However, the gunman ran after him and fired twice in his head, killing him on the spot," he added.
The police shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, and after legal formalities it was flown to the victim's hometown Kohat. The Sharea Faisal police station registered a case (FIR 750/2009) under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified killers on the complaint of the victim's younger brother, Shaukat Zaman. Dawn