Karachi intermediate Humanities (Private Group) results announced
Karachi, Oct 26: Results for the Humanities (Private) Group, HSC part-II and Parts-I and II (combined) were announced on Sunday by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK). The top three positions were held by female candidates.
According to the gazette, 15 cases of unfair means were reported during the exams, while 113 results were withheld for want of correct information and necessary documents. BIEK Officials have said that students will get the mark sheets at their mailing address after two weeks and the answer books will be available on the payment of the prescribed fee within 40 days of the declaration of the results.
As many as 6,923 male candidates registered for the exams; 6,455 appeared, and 2,647 (41.01 per cent) passed.
Moreover, 7,994 female students registered for the exams; 7,602 appeared and 3,047 (40.08 per cent) passed.
Hafiza Ayesha Naz clinched the overall first position in the Humanities (Private) Group with 833 marks out of the total of 1,100. Tuba Ahmed got the second position with 830 marks. The third position holder, Quazafia Moheem, got 827 marks. The newsYour Comments
Sindh government issued security plan to private schools
Karachi: The Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh, has issued a eight-point security plan to all private schools in the province, keeping in view the threat of terrorism in the educational institutions of the country, while all private and government schools and colleges have been directed to reopen today (Monday).
The directorate has formed inspection teams to implement the security plan in the institutions. The decision preparing the plan has been taken just after the twin blasts at Islamic University cafeteria in Islamabad.
Director Private Institutions, Sindh, Mansoob Siddiqui said that the eight-point security plan had been given to all private schools to protect the institutions from any untoward situation, as all private and government schools will reopen from today. He said, "Under the plan all administrations of the schools are directed to issue ID cards to school bus drivers and vendors, and try to avoid setting any mob outside the schools building. The entrance of unknown persons into the premises of any school should be strictly banned. The directorate has also given instructions regarding suicide bombing and earthquake. The managements of institutions are directed to develop contacts with their concerned police officials and town nazim."
It is worth mentioning that Sindh government last week has closed down all private and government schools and colleges in the province from October 21 to 24, 2009. The provincial government had taken the decision due to security concerns.
On the other hand, Chairman All Private Schools Management Association Sindh (APSMAS), Syed Khalid Shah, on Sunday said that Home Secretary Sindh had agreed to issue arm licenses to private schools' organisations so that schools could provide security to their students and staff within the building premises.
He advised the school administrations that are willing to get arms license to obtain license from the head office of APSMAS.
He claimed that APSMAS had issued eight-point security plan to all private schools, and asked the school managements to depute strong and vigilant guards at the entrance of schools.
"Schools' managements are requested to force students to do not go outside the schools during recess time. School parking area should not be allowed for unknown people, while list of emergency phone numbers should be fixed inside the school," he added. The nation
Karachi schools and colleges reopen today
Karachi: All schools and colleges across the province reopen on Monday after about a week's closure for security concerns.
There was utter confusion among students over the reopening of the educational institutions amid reports of the killing of the Balochistan education minister in Quetta on Sunday and the subsequent announcement that education institutions in that province will remain closed for another three days.
Sindh education department officials, however, clarified on Sunday evening that all public and private educational institutions in Sindh would reopen on Monday as was announced earlier.
The provincial authorities had closed all educational institutions in Sindh on Wednesday after receiving reports of possible acts of terrorism. However, they reopened all public and private universities the next day. Dawn
Are educational institutions reopening today?
Karachi: Uncertainty prevailed on Sunday regarding the reopening of educational institutes, despite claims from the government, stating that all public and private schools and colleges will reopen from Monday (today).
Earlier this week, the education ministry had announced that all public and private education institutions would reopen on Monday after a gap of a week, owing to threats of terrorist activities. Several private schools and universities, however, have announced that classes will not resume today.
A student from the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), on the condition of anonymity, shared a text message which she had received from the ZAB Desk Server. According to this message, SZABIST will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday. The message further said that students would be informed via SMS about when the institute will reopen.
Similarly, the Centre for Advanced Studies, the Karachi Grammar School (KGS) and Bayview Academy have also decided to remain closed on Monday. KGS students were told to not come to school on Monday. The teaching staff, however, are supposed to report on duty.
Many other schools located in the Defence Housing Society, Phase-V, have preferred to remain closed, despite government directives, and have informed parents to not send their children to school on Monday.
On the other hand, classes at Beacon House and The City School are expected to commence from Monday, and parents and students have not been notified of any further holiday.
Earlier, students of The City School were told that all branches of the school would remain closed on Monday. The decision, however, was changed on Saturday, it has been learnt.
Only the senior sections at Cambridge school systems such as Froebell's will open on Monday, owing to ongoing examinations. The junior section will remain closed till further notice.
Similar decisions were taken by many other Cambridge system institutes in order to facilitate students who have to appear in 'O' and 'A' Level exams. The junior sections were kept closed owing to security concerns, a principal of one of the schools said. "We are working on how to overcome the issue. There are serious security concerns but we cannot leak any information at this stage," she said.
Meanwhile, Private Schools' Management Association Senior Vice Chairman Sharaf Uz Zaman has appealed to the Sindh home secretary to beef up security at government and private schools in populated areas of the city. He also requested authorities concerned to issue arms licences as soon as possible to the management of schools, so that school administrations can ensure the safety of their students. The news
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