Karachi educational institutions reopened with thin attendance
Karachi, Sep 25: All government and private educational institutions in the city reopened on Thursday after the Eid holidays. However, attendance was quite thin as most students, as well as teachers, did not turn up.
Some private schools observing two weekly holidays are to reopen on Monday.
Meanwhile, the first-year classes at government colleges could not start on Thursday as the process of placing fresh matriculates in appropriate colleges could not be completed in as many as 24 days since the commencement of the current academic session.
Sources in the provincial education department's Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) committee attributed the delay to the late issuance of marks sheets by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BIEK).
Voicing their concern over the inordinate delay, a number of government college professors and teachers pointed out that since the current academic year had already been delayed by almost a month, neither teachers would be able to cover the entire course nor would the students be able to comprehend the course.
"The first-year students of government colleges already lag behind their counterparts in other cities where classes had begun on Aug 15," they said.
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Classes in Thatta college suspended
Thatta: Some 1,800 students of Government Boys Degree College, Thatta, are suffering due to suspension of academic activities since demolition of their college building four months ago.
Soon after the demolition began, makeshift arrangements for classes were made in the commerce block of the college but they proved futile as the students found it difficult to concentrate on studies amid dust arising from the under-demolition building.
Pakistan People's Party MPA Humera Alwani, who recently visited the site along with parents of the students and members of civil society, was told by college principal Professor Wazir Ali Jakhar that the construction of the college building was stopped after the contractors took away construction material obtained from the demolished building, including some 30,000kg of iron, gates and windows.
The college staff and students informed the education authorities about the matter in a letter but to no avail.
The MPA was told that the construction of a small part of the building was going on but very slowly and that too not as per specifications.
The science block, four laboratories, two classrooms, staff room, principal office and library reception have been demolished and the playground is filled with debris hence students have no option but to stay at home.
The parents of the students requested the MPA to make efforts to ensure speedy completion of the building. Dawn
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Eid Milan reception at Karachi university
Karachi: An Eid Milan reception was held at the Karachi University campus on Thursday. An official said that the party was hosted by the Karachi University administration.
It was attended among others by the senior faculty, teachers as well as staff. Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, presided over.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that such occasions also provide opportunity for interaction and exchange of views. Prof. Siddiqui said that during the holy month of Ramazan fast and worship is to seek the blessings of Almighty Allah.
He stated that we should mould our lives in accordance with the Islamic teaching so as to be successful in this world and in the life hereafter. The Vice-Chancellor said that our efforts should also be aimed at helping the poors and less privileged in our society so as to try and mitigate their sufferings. He also asked the students to try and help those in need in the society. The nation
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