KU annouced BA BCom exam forms and fees structure
Karachi, Oct 15: KU Controller of Examinations Nasiruddin Khan, has announced that the examination forms and fees of regular students of B.A. (Pass), B.Sc. (Pass) and B.Com Part I, II and both parts, graduate level examinations-2009 (fresh and failure) will be accepted without late fee from October 15 – October 22.
KU has approved to extend the date of submission of thesis of LL.M final annual examinations till October 17 with a late fee of Rs 1000. Procedure for late fee and formalities will remain the same, as notified earlier.
Today (October 15) is the last date for submission of examination forms of B.A, B.Com, B.O.L and B.Sc. (Improvement of Division) External Annual Examinations-2009. Meanwhile Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will remain closed on October 17 on account of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's birthday. The newsYour Comments
Karachi Schools told to stop charging annual fee
Karachi: Sindh chief secretary Fazlur Rehman has asked the provincial education secretary to issue a stern warning to the managements of private schools asking them to immediately stop collecting annual charges.
Taking notice of reports that a large number of private schools have been charging the annual fee, the chief secretary noted that there was no provision of such a fee in the Sindh Private Education Institutions (Regulations & Control) Ordinance-2001 and its rules enforced in 2005.
He directed the secretary to ask such schools' managements to refund the unlawful fee or adjust the same in the tuition fee if it had already been collected.
Parents of students enrolled in private schools had long been complaining about the trend of being fleeced them on one pretext or the other, regretting that the practice had been going on unchecked.
Most of the complainants also spoke of exorbitant admission fee, donations (in the name of "development"), recreation fee, etc being charged at many schools, pointing out that there was no provision of such fees in the relevant laws.
Director of the Sindh Directorate of Registration/ Inspection of Private Institutions Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui, when contacted, said that private schools were allowed to charge the admission fee not exceeding three months' tuition fee.
He said that all private schools had recently been warned through a circular that annual fee, recreation fee, donations and any other charges except the admission and tuition fees were unlawful. The circular, he added, asked them to stop collecting such unlawful fees or risk suspension/cancellation of their registration.
He said that the directorate's monitoring teams visiting private schools had been directed to see whether teachers and other staff were being paid according to their qualification and experience. Dawn
Connections of colleges disconnected
Karachi: While the KESC is going ahead with its recovery drive, the power utility announced that it has disconnected electric supply to some government colleges on non-payment of power bills. The colleges whose electric supply disconnected including Government College of Home Economics, Stadium Road, Government Adamjee Science College, SM Science College, Karachi College for Women at Chand Bibi Road and Government Polytechnic College Lyari.
Private schools playing a pivotal role
Karachi: Private schools are playing a pivotal role in educating the nation's youth and we must encourage the participation of these institutions in achieving the 80 per cent literacy goal in Pakistan, Director Private Institutions, Sindh, Mansoob Siddiqui said on Tuesday.
He expressed these views while visiting the Dawood Public School (DPS). Hussain appreciated the role of DPS in imparting quality education to its students for over 25 years and assured his full support to the school administration.
"The management of the school is providing quality O-level education which should be a role model for all private schools. The school offers a beneficial learning environment and solid faculty which translates into its students producing excellent results," he said.
He also appreciated the arrangement of free education for the school's menial staff and termed it a good example of adult literacy.
The director expressed his regret over the recent upheavals experienced by the school, and asserted that the reputation and integrity of the institution had suffered needlessly due to the instigation by certain elements, putting at risk the safety and security of teachers, staff and students.
He said, "Such incidents must be curtailed at all cost. We are committed to supporting private institutions." The news
Seminar on National Educational Policy
Hyderabad: Linguists, writers and academicians have termed the newly-introduced educational policy as confusing and demanded that educational sector should be handed over to provinces and Sindhi subject should be made compulsory in the private schools of Sindh.
They were speaking at a seminar on the subject of "National Educational Policy and Sindhi Language," organised by Sindhi Language Authority at its Dr Nabi Bux Baloch Hall.
Noted scholar Mohammed Ibrahim Joyo said that since the inception of Pakistan, every successive government had introduced its own educational policy, in which one thing had been common. All these policies meant to promote English and Urdu languages. He said that there was no mention of any other language in the educational policies.
Mr Joyo said that before wining freedom from British rulers, it was assured that the new motherland of Muslims would be a multi-national and multi-lingual state. However, only one language was declared the state language after the creation of Pakistan, he said.
He said that this benefited only Urdu and Punjabi- speaking people, as Urdu was introduced in Punjab, NWFP and Balochistan while in Sindh and Bengal their respective mother tongues, along with Urdu, remained medium of instructions. He said that this resulted in protests.
Hameed Sindhi said that it was universally accepted norm that medium of instructions should be mother tongue, but there was no mention of mother tongue in the newly -introduced educational policy.
He said that education plays an important role in determining the social and political status hence medium of instruction is a vital issue. He warned that if we abandoned his/her language it would be disastrous.
Ghulam Rabbani Agro said that during British rule Sindhi language enjoyed its full status as it was taught as compulsory subject up to class III and added that people of Sindh, through their struggle, got accepted their demand regarding language and believed that during democratic government, they can win more through struggle.
Former secretary education and currently senior member Board of Revenue, Ghulam Ali Pasha, said that ministers and politicians have got appointed illiterate people as teachers hence one could imagine what would be the outcome.
He said in our educational system English is taught as international language, Arabic as religious language, Urdu as national language and Sindhi as mother tongue.
Hence a child is over burdened, he added. He said that Sindhi should be made medium of instructions up to primary level.
Ghulam Nabi Mughal said that if "we become emotional on only teaching Sindhi, our children would be pushed back by five years". He said along with mother tongue there was need of teaching English at early stage.
Sindhi Language Authority chairperson Dr Fehmida Hussain, Gul Mohammad Umrani, Taj Joyo, Idrees Jatoi and others, also spoke on the occasion.
A committee headed by Dr Fehmida Hussain was constituted, which would compile suggestions regarding introduction of mother tongue in the national educational policy.
Ibrahim Joyo, Professor Qalandar Shah Lakyari, Professor Aijaz Qureshi, Taj Joyo and Idrees Jatoi were taken as members of the committee. Dawn
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