SSC-I results: Over 69pc students declared successful
Karachi, Oct 26: Over 69 per cent candidates - 63.70pc boys and 76.41pc girls - cleared all the five papers in the Secondary School Certificate (Class IX) Science Group annual examinations.
The results of the annual exams, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi in early 2010, were out on Monday.
BSEK controller of examinations Kalim Asghar Kirmani said that a total of 121,033 candidates - 68,615 boys and 52,418 girls - appeared in the exams. Of them, 83,757 candidates - 43,706 boys and 40,051 girls - were declared successful in all the five subjects, he said.
He said that 20,419 candidates - 12,857 boys and 7,562 girls - passed four papers; 9,969 candidates - 6,981 boys and 2,988 girls - cleared three papers; 3,766 candidates (2,674 boys and 1,092 girls) passed two papers and 1,682 candidates (1,269 boys and 413 girls) cleared one paper.
According to the BSEK, results of 547 candidates have been withheld for different reasons.
Results of 374 candidates have been withheld due to unauthorised change of examination centres. In addition, results of 139 and 38 candidates have been withheld because of use of unfair means by the candidates during exams as reported by the BSEK vigilance team and the governor's special vigilance team, respectively.
According to the controller of examinations, marks sheets of the examinations will be issued to the representatives of schools concerned after two weeks. DawnYour Comments
BIEK to declare results of HSC-II (Arts)
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) would announce the result of higher secondary school certificate, Part-II, (Class XII) Arts (regular and private) on Tuesday (today).
The Board would also give lifetime achievement awards to the educationists for their outstanding contributions and service in the education sector, Chairman, BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Board has also decided to award performance certificates and shields to the position holders while these honours would be named after the freedom fighters and other well-known personality of Pakistan, he further said.
According to the chairman, BIEK, Board would give lifetime achievement awards to Dr Aslam Farrukhi, Professor Anita Ghulam Ali, Begum Marium Farooqui and well-known painter and calligrapher Yousuf Tanveer.
Furthermore, top position holders of arts, commerce, pre-medical, pre-engineering, home economics and computer science group will receive shields, which would be named after Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Mullana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Pir Illhai Bux, Pir Sabghat Ullah Shaheed, Mullana Hasraat Muhani, Mullana Zafar Ali Khan, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Sadquain, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, and Qaisar Hussain Khan Bakhtari, he also said.
He added that 'student's syndicate', compromising of position holders, would also take oath on October 26 (today). The news
BIEK students' syndicate to take oath tomorrow
Karachi: Members of the first students' syndicate of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi, which has been constituted to find ways and means for improving the examination process, will be administered oath on Tuesday.
The student syndicate comprising first three position-holders of all the groups of Intermediate examinations-2010, heads of their colleges and the Board officials, which will meet quarterly, has been assigned the task of preparing recommendations for improving the examination system, its pattern and as well as the syllabus in the light of their experience.
BIEK Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said that the idea behind setting up such a body is to bring the meritorious students, principals of their educational institutions and board officials on one platform. "Their interaction will help improve the examination system," he said, advocating the need for including talented students in the policy-making process.
He said that with a view to making the newly-formed syndicate a permanent body the board decided that the first position holders of all groups of the annual examinations-2010 would continue to serve next year along with all the three position holders of the next year's intermediate exams.
"Recommendations of the syndicate pertaining to the BIEK will be discussed by the board's senior officials to incorporate them in its policy if found feasible while those concerning other departments would be forwarded to them for their perusal," Prof Zai said.
He said he was optimistic that the syndicate recommendations would not only assist the board in further improving the examination system but would also help other departments concerned in devising their strategies in the light of talented students' recommendations. Dawn
European scholarship on offer for KU
Karachi: Pro Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU), Shahana Urooj Kazmi has advised the students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the university to avail the ERASMUS MUNDUS EUROPE ASIA (EMEA) scholarship that is open from November 1 - December 15, 2010.
Erasmus Mundus (EMEA) is a scholarship programme for students of undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral level as well as for university staff in academic or administrative positions, financed by the European Commission.
The scholarship programme is open to nationals in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan who want to study or work at one of the European partner universities. The project is coordinated by Lund University (Sweden).
Dr Kazmi informed the audience that the students, teachers and non-teaching staff of KU can apply for the scholarship. The news
Fuuast students plan protest
Karachi: Students of Baba-i-Urdu campus of the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) have announced that they will launch a protest campaign by boycotting classes on Tuesday against the non-availability of basic amenities and required facilities at the campus.
The protest drive titled "Save Abdul Haq campus" is aimed at highlighting the lingering issues such as non-availability of clean drinking water and university buses, filthy environment, ill-equipped computer lab, dilapidated condition of building and classrooms and inflated tuition fee, said the office-bearers of the students' action committee of the FUUAST Baba-i-Urdu campus, while speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday. Dawn