BSEK extends form submission date
Karachi, Sep 02: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi has extended the last for submission of enrolment forms for Class IX till September 20, said Secretary BSEK Hoor Bi Mazhar on Tuesday. The applicants could submit the forms till the given date without any late fee.
Prior to the announcement, the last date for the form submission was September 01. The secretary said that owing to unavoidable situations, including conversion of a number of schools into relief camps and a bad law and order situation in the city, the students had faced problems submitting their forms on time. The decision was made to facilitate the applicants, she added.
Meanwhile, central chairman of All Private Schools Management Association Sindh, Syed Khalid Shah, and other representatives of the body had also met with chairman BSEK Syed Anzar Hussain Zaidi recently to request him to extend the last date for the submission of enrolment forms. The members of association had said to Zaidi that students of many pubic and private schools would not be able to submit their forms on the due date and requested him to increase the deadline in this regard.
The schools' administrations, students and their parents had remained disturbed due to a bad law and order situation in the city during the last month or so, they had said. The news
BIEK declares home economics part-I results
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced on Tuesday the results for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Home Economics Group Part-I and Diploma in Physical Education (DPE). The total number of registered candidates in Home Economics Part-I Annual 2010 was 299, out of which 268 appeared, 125 candidates passed all seven papers, 47 six papers, 33 five papers, 19 four papers, 12 three papers, 12 two papers while 13 passed only one paper. In the DPE, 21 candidates were registered. Twenty appeared and nine passed it with a pass percentage of 45 percent. ppi
Universities oppose 4-year degree programme
Peshawar: Several public sector universities have raised objections to the launching of four-year bachelor degree programme in the colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it has been learnt.
The administrations of the universities have expressed reservations that the implementation of the programme was not feasible, an official in provincial Higher Education department said.
However, Secretary Higher Education Farah Hamid Khan, when contacted, said the programme would be implemented in the designated colleges at all cost, saying "it is policy of the government".
The government has introduced the programme from the current academic session aimed at bringing the education level to the international standard. The new programme is part of the National Education Policy with the changed curriculum fulfilling criteria of the international standard.
Of 134 colleges across the province, the new programme had been implemented in 19 post-graduate and degree colleges as a pilot project in the existing budget, the official said. The education department wants to implement the new programme in all the colleges of the province if is successful in the selected colleges, she further said.
Currently the project is underway in various colleges of Kohat, Bannu, Saidu Sharif Swat, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Haripur, Abbottabad, Manhera, Temergara and Peshawar.
The universities have also expressed no-confidence on the ability and capacity of the teachers in colleges, saying the new programme is based on the semesters which need a lot of assessment of the students.
The second major objection was that under semester system a teacher of the college has been given the power to give 60 per cent marks to the student through internal evaluation while 40 per cent marks would be given by external examiners.
They fear that the teachers in colleges would not be able to deliver on merit and in a transparent way, the official said.
The official further said that the universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have already launched the four-year degree programme at high fee; so they think that if the same programme was launched in colleges, it would decrease their earnings.
Defending the implementation of the new programme in the colleges, the official said that monitoring and evaluation committees would be established at provincial and divisional level to make programme successful.
There was strong opposition from the administration of Bannu university, she said, adding "we are trying to convince them; otherwise colleges in Bannu will abolish their affiliation with the Bannu University."
The secretary higher education said she had summoned a meeting of the vice chancellors of the public sector universities on September 2 to solve the issue amicably.
Once the new programme was implemented in the colleges, it would reduce burden on the universities that would pave the way for the more poor students to get higher education, she said. Dawn
Quiz competition at SSUET
Karachi: An Al-Quran quiz competition was held by the Pakistan Quiz Society at the auditorium of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET).
The chancellor of the university, Engr Z.A. Nizami, appreciated the efforts of Hafiz Nasimuddin for creating awareness and spreading Islamic teachings among the students through quiz competitions.
He urged him to organize such informative and knowledgeable quiz competitions in every month for the Muslim youth.
The quiz competition had three rounds of questions. In the first round there were five questions, in the second round there were three questions for each contestant team of two students. While the third round concluded on a knock-out basis. According to the judges, Mehreen and Maria of Ideal Degree College secured first prize, and second prize went to Fahim Hassan and Umar Aslam of Government College for Men.
Shazia Perveen and Fauzia Bano of Government College for Women got the third prize. Special prize went to Muhammad Aziz and Muhammad Shoaib of the Adamjee Institute. Prof. Dr. Nasiruddin Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor Karachi University and Hafiz Nasimuddin also spoke on the occasion.
FUUAST sends relief goods to flood victims
Karachi: The management of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) management on Tuesday sent flood relief packets worth millions of rupees to the affected areas. The relief material, which contains food, mineral water and medicines, was sent through a Pakistan Air Force aircraft. Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Dr Hissamuddin Mansoori led the delegation of some teachers and thirty volunteers from his faculty to deliver the relief material meant for 1500 families. He handed over the materials to Dr Nilofar Shaikh, Vice Chancellor, University of Khairpur. Tne news