SSC Part-I exam forms to be accepted from 16th
Karachi, Sep 04: Examination forms of the Secondary School Certificate Part-I examination for Science and General Group would be accepted without any late fee from September 16 to October 29.
This was announced by Controller of the Examinations Board of the Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) Kalim Asghar Kirmani on Friday.
Kirmani said that late fee of Rs50 would be collected from November 01 to 15 along with the examination forms.
As much as Rs100 late fee would be charged from November 16 to 25 and Rs200 from November 26 till December 03, while Rs500 late fee would be collected from December 06 to 12.
It was also announced that those candidates who would submit forms between December 13 and 27 would have to pay a late fee of Rs800 and Rs1200 from December 28 to January 01.
The examination forms would be available from the National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited and Askari Commercial Bank, Board Office booths. The forms could also be obtained from examination store of the Board from September 16 after production of an authority letter from head of the institution against the payment of cost of the forms through pay order in favour of the Secretary BSEK.
The stamp of the school must be affixed on the back of the pay order, Kirmani added.
The examination forms of Science and General Group (Regular) would be accepted in Accounts Section of the BSEK after showing attested photocopies of recognition letter valid for the academic session 2010-11 and a copy of slip for questionnaire submitted in practical section which is mandatory.
The examination forms of General Group (Private) would be accepted at the said booths of the above mentioned banks, he said.
Schools administrations are requested not to direct any student to BSEK to deposit individual examination forms and the examination forms of all the students of their schools should be submitted in one stretch, Kirmani added. The newsYour Comments
Education, vocational training of IDPs planned
Karachi: There are more than 62,000 flood victims in 47 camps in the city and more sites have been identified for accommodating the displaced people, said City Administrator Fazlur Rehman on Friday.
He said that despite the ongoing financial crunch and the responsibility to look after the city's projects, the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) had been striving to fulfill its moral obligations regarding the needs of the IDPs in camps.
In reply to a question, the City Administrator said the provincial government was making funds available to the city government for taking care of IDPs.
Rehman said that the provision of food and medicines was not the only task, but there were a lot more things to be done for the IDPs. The city's philanthropists and non-government organisations had been assisting the CDGK as regards provision of food to the IDPs, but the CDGK wanted to take a number of other steps for the IDPs.
He said CDGK had started focusing on measures for education of children of flood affectees in these camps, arrangements for sports and recreational facilities, provision of lavatories and arrangements for special dietary supplements for the nursing and expecting mothers.
So far, all the helping hands had been concentrating on basic necessities such as food and medicines, but the time had come to aggressively launch other projects including those of education, sports, vocational training, the city Administrator said and added that help of philanthropists and NGOs of the city would be sought for these things.
"The situation in rural Sindh will take a lot of time to get normal, so the IDPs could not be left as just the IDPs but through vocational training programmes, the adult IDPs would be provided opportunities to contribute their skills to the nation," claimed the City Administrator.
He said he had already issued directives to the CDGK health group of offices to carry out a detailed survey on iodine deficiency and malnutrition cases among IDPs within two weeks.
He further said that he was keen to find ways to help the IDPs, particularly women who were facing problems with regard to health and sanitation owing to their social traditions. Daily times
SZABIST presents cheque to PM for flood relief fund
Islamabad: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) has donated one-day salary of its faculty and staff members in Prime Minister's Flood Relief Fund on Friday, says a press release. Director of SZABIST Islamabad Campus, Syed Asad Hussain has presented a cheque of Rs1.1 million on behalf of all four campuses of SZABIST to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani for the Prime Minister's Flood Relief Fund. The news