Karachi university forms submission without late fees
Karachi, Sep 29: University of Karachi has announced that the forms for BA, BCom, BOL and BSc (improvement of division) for the external candidates will be accepted without a late fee as per the following schedule:
BA part-I, part-II, both parts and improvement of division: by Oct 7; BSc/BCom part-I, part-II, both parts and improvement of division: Oct 5.Your Comments
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Recognition, affiliation: BIEK schools inspection
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has constituted teams to visit the city's higher secondary schools and see if they are eligible for the recognition/affiliation with the board.
The teams are supposed to verify that proper faculty existed and laboratories are well-equipped at the schools that have requested recognition by or affiliation with the board.
According to BIEK Secretary Prof Haider Ali Navein, the inspection for the granting and renewal of recognition/affiliation will begin in mid-October and completed in a month's time.
Dismayed over the abysmal performance shown by some higher secondary schools in the last two years, Prof Navein has sent a letter to the city district government's executive district officer (EDO) pointing out that while the pass percentage of most higher secondary schools remained below 30, there were several other schools whose results was even zero per cent.
Such a dismal performance by the schools has compelled the board to review the situation and galvanize the environment, besides taking appropriate measures, the letter says.
The secretary said that a number of higher secondary schools were found to have inadequate faculties and ill-equipped science laboratories during an inspection carried out last year.
In certain other cases, he added, a junior was found heading a school having some senior faculty members.
Similarly, there were examples where subject specialists were assigned to teach some other subjects, he informed the EDO in the letter.
Seeking the EDO's cooperation in correcting the wrongs, the secretary requested nomination of a representative of the former who could accompany the BIEK teams during their next inspection of schools. Dawn
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Seminar on men's sexual health held at DMC
Karachi: National Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (NIDE) organised a seminar on 'Men's Sexual Health Issues' at Dow University of Health Sciences where doctors stressed the need on creating awareness amongst the public as well as doctors to stop the mushroom growth of quacks, who, having no knowledge of the issue have destroyed many lives.
Prof Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor of DUHS and Prof A Samad Shera from Diabetic Association of Pakistan were the chairpersons at the session and highlighted the need to address this issue.
Prof Zaman Sheikh highlighted certain facts and figures in his presentation on Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) and said that it is a predictor for heart attack, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic problems and should be taken seriously. He added that sometimes certain drugs taken for diabetes, high blood pressure and simple peptic ulcer can lead to E.D and treatment is simply withdrawal of drugs.
Giving research evidence of a study conducted simultaneously in Brazil, Malaysia and Italy, he said that prevalence of E.D is about 31.7per cent in diabetics, about 40 per cent in people with coronary heart disease and increases to about 46.5 per cent in people having high blood pressure along with diabetes and said that the problem is quite underestimated in Pakistan, and quoting the same study he said that as many as 90 per cent people never seek treatment.
The seminar was attended by participants including faculty members of the university, family physicians and trainee doctors. The news
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