Colleges admissions against the vacant seats
Admissions in Class XI
Karachi, Sep 26: Director General Colleges Sindh, Rafique Siddiqi, permitted principals of 29 colleges to grant
admissions to the eligible students against the vacant seats, a press release
said on Thursday. According to the press release as per policy of the
Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) Committee the permission was granted to the
principals of 15 girls' colleges and 14 boys' colleges across the city to give
admissions in class XI for the current academic sessions 2008-2009 at their own
level to eligible students.
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SBTE announces DBA results
Karachi: Sindh Board of Technical Education announced
the results of Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Part II Annual
Examination 2008, a press release said on Thursday. According to statistics
given by the board, 387 candidates appeared from all over Sindh of which 202
passed their exams. The over all result remained 52.19 per cent. Muhammad Faheem
Ahmed of New City College of Business Administration stood first with 1,154
marks and Farhan Siddiqui of the same college secured the second position by
scoring 1,031 marks while Mohsin Iqbal of College of Business Administration
obtained third position with 1,000 marks to his account.
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Move to 'privatise' two colleges withdrawn
Karachi: The Sindh government has withdrawn a notification announcing the
handing over of two government colleges to an NGO, Zindagi Trust.
on Thursday, students and teachers of the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls'
College blocked Stadium Road on Thursday during an almost two-hour-long protest
against the "privatisation" of their college. The Sindh Professors and Lecturers
Association (SPLA) demanded that authorities undo a notification in this regard
dated Sept 23 or colleges from across the province would launch a protest on
Secretary said that the Sindh government has withheld the notification vis-a-vis
handing over the colleges to the Zindagi Trust for the time being.
Students and teachers of the college chanted slogans against giving the
control of educational institutes to private organisations and termed this an
anti-education step. The SPLA members were also present at the scene and said
that the colleges being given to Zindagi Trust were among the top 10 colleges in
the city and there was no reason why they should be 'handed over' to 'private'
The SPLA also threatened that all activities of the
Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls' College and Rana Liaquat Ali Khan
Government College of Home Economics would remain suspended on Friday as a
protest against the government notification. They also said that they would
again hold a protest on Saturday before Rana Liaquat Ali Khan Government College
and warned that on Monday all the activities of all colleges in Karachi would be
suspended in protest.
A couple of days ago the Sindh government announced
handing over the Khatoon-e-Pakistan and a few other colleges to the trust while
the Sindh chief secretary issued the notification in this regard on
Following the protest, the SPLA organised a press conference at
the Rana Liaquat Ali Khan Government College of Home Economics. They demanded
that the Director-General Colleges, Sindh, and the Secretary, Education, should
be replaced with pro-education officers.
They demanded of the president,
the prime minister, the Sindh governor, the Sindh CM, chief secretary, and
education minister to cancel the notification of September 23 or colleges from
across the province would launch a protest. Director-General, Colleges, Rafique
Siddiqi, was not available for comments. The News
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