Karachi colleges humanities (male) placement results
Karachi, Sep 19: The Director General Colleges (Sindh) and the Chairman, Centralised Admission Policy (CAP), Professor Dr Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui, has announced in a statement issued on Friday that 3023 male students were granted placement admissions in 28 government colleges in the faculty of Humanities.
According to press release issued, all the admissions were given as per cut-off ratio, and the successful students were advised to visit their respective colleges to complete the admissions process within a week. The classes would begin soon after Eid, he added.
The results show that only six male students achieved an 'A-One' grade while 57 and 182 students got an A and B grade respectively, and 381 and 2160 male candidates managed to get C and D grade in the exams whereas 237 got an E grade. All the results are available on the CAP's official website, he said.
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World Bank funds conditions to enhance literacy rate in Sindh
Karachi: World Bank (WB) has made it clear that its funding to enhance literacy rate in Sindh will be on the condition of maintaining transparency in the hiring of teachers in Education Department, Senior Education Minister (Sindh) Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq said while addressing a press conference at Sindh Assembly on Friday.
"The Education Department has received clear instructions from WB in this regard and one of which is to go slow. It is better to delay the hiring of teachers than to appoint unsuitable or unqualified people," said the education minister who arrived one hour late at the press briefing.
The minister said that job letters for junior school and higher school teachers would be released soon, however, he did not mention any timeframe in this regard. Some 55,000 out of 1,78,000 candidates have cleared the test while there are some 13,000 to 13,500 vacancies.
Pir Mazhar will be going to Washington DC (USA) on Saturday (today) to attend a four-day workshop on "How policy making works in civilized country". He is also scheduled to meet WB officials during his visit to USA.
"After reviewing the performance, the WB has agreed to extend support to the education sector for four years. European Union has also assured us to support our education sector and they will give 39 million euros," he said, adding that it was subjected to the performance of education department and fulfilling WB terms and conditions.
He said that the WB has reduced the interest rate from one per cent to 0.75 per cent, which basically constitutes service charges, adding, WB has mentioned that if they found any irregularity in the education sector they will stop funding. The minister clarified that no politics or political pressure was involved in hiring the teachers, saying, clear instructions have been issued to District Recruitment Committee (DRC) in this regard.
He lamented that political pressure in education sector has destroyed the infrastructure and it happened during previous governments. "The DRC is bound not to accept any pressure and it would be checked by the validation of third party. If anyone is found recruiting a person out of turn then he would be fired," he warned.
The education minister said that strict action would be taken against the people attempting to temper the education policy. He said that chief minister Sindh has given verbal orders to lift ban on the jobs and written instruction would soon be issued. The process has been started and the education department would soonmake jobs announcement, he added.
Pir Mazhar further said that the teachers' test showed a poor result, as only two per cent candidates could clear higher school teachers test, while seven per cent cleared the test for junior school teachers and 22 per cent candidates passed primary school teachers test. The candidates had to obtain 60 per cent or more marks to clear the test, he said. The news
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JPMC nurse dies due to alleged negligence of doctors
Karachi: Rubina Habib would have never imagined that her death would be caused by something that she knew how to do best for the last nine years of her life. Rubina was a nurse at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
She was a hardworking nurse and did all that she could to make her patients comfortable during the time they were admitted to the hospital. No matter how many deaths she had seen in her life as a nurse, she would have not believed that she would also suffer the fate of her patients, lying on the same bed as they do, during the last hours of her life.
Sadly, she did not die a natural death, after all a natural death at 28 is highly unlikely to begin with, but in fact she died due to the negligence of the very people she was working with.
Rubina had everything going for her she had a stable job and was on a maternity leave for the past two months. For understandable reasons she was to deliver her baby at the JPMC Maternity Ward.
However, fate had other plans for her as she died in the ward at around 2:00 am on Friday morning. The news spread like wild fire and the nurses left their wards to protest against the negligence. The protest affected the routine of Pakistan's largest state-run hospital and several patients admitted in the hospital suffered because of the protest. As a part of the protest, nurses blocked the main road outside JPMC, making it difficult for people to access the four major hospitals located on that road, including JPMC, National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD), National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and the Kidney Centre.
When the nurses showed no signs of backing out of the protest, the JPMC administration called the members of the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) but the council refused to respond to the hospital until they took action against the doctors that were allegedly involved in the negligence. Following the PNC's reply the hospital's administration suspended six doctors, two nurses and three postgraduates including Dr Reena, Dr Humera, Dr Devi Kumari, Dr Talat and Dr Mehnaz. The hospital management issued a press statement signed by JPMC Acting Director Professor Ghulam Mehboob, which stated that five doctors have been suspended and an enquiry has been ordered. However, not a single name was mentioned in the statement. However on contact a senior member of the hospital management, on the conditions of anonymity, said that a six-member committee comprising some senior members of the hospital management, members of the PNC and doctors has been created which would issue a report within the next 24 hours after which further action would be taken on the basis of the findings of the report.
The nurses were against the formation of an enquiry committee, terming it to be a delay tactic. A senior member of the PNC said that the hospital management would never remove the staff involved in the negligence and said that instead of the proper course of action the hospital's management would announce a meager amount to compensate for Rubina's life. "We are ready to go to court to get justice for Rubina," said Nursing Superintendent Irshad Abbasi.
He added that the issue just does not end at Rubina's case as everyone who will be treated by the negligent doctors and staff will be at risk. Rubina body was taken to her residence at Saeedabad and a large number of nurses attended her funeral. Daily times
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