16,990 schools flooded
Larkana, Sept 07: Sindh secretary of education Alamuddin Bullo has said that a total of 16,990 schools have been flooded in the province, forcing more than 300,000 students to discontinue their education.
Talking to journalists after a meeting of executive district officers (education) of Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore and Ghotki here on Monday, he urged the officers to prepare contingency plan for the rehabilitation of damaged institutions.
He said that donor agencies would also be contacted on the basis of the data. Since many schools had been converted into relief camps the department was considering a plan to start second shifts in the (remaining) schools to save students' future.
He said that tent schools would be started in the camps where the schools had been submerged. Presently, 334 tent schools were being run with the help of National Commission for Human Development, he said.
He said that massive floods had severely affected the education infrastructure and said the government would seek private schools' assistance in imparting education at their schools in evening shifts. Dawn
50 schools, colleges declared as relief camps
In view of the anticipated flood danger in Dadu city and other talukas of District Dadu including Mehar, Johi and Khairpur Nathan Shah; Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq has said that the Education Department has declared more than 50 schools and colleges of Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Mitiari districts as relief camps. In a statement on Sunday, the senior minister further stated that sufficient transportation arrangements have been completed for the evacuation of the affectees.
KU announces BA Part-II results
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) announced on Monday the results of BA Part-II and both Parts of the External Annual Examinations-2009. A total of 9957 students were registered, 9315 appeared and 3052 of them were declared passed in the examination. The passing percentage was 32.80. The university also announced the results of B.S. Physiotherapy (Fourth Year) Annual Examination-2010. A total of 66 students were registered, all 66 of them appeared and all of them passed the examination.
Educational institutions announce holidays
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) will remain closed on September 7 on account of Shab-e-Qadar and again from September 10 to September 13 on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will be closed on September 7 and continue till September 12. The news
School, college holiday today
Karachi: All schools and colleges in the public and private sector across Sindh will remain closed on Tuesday on account of Shab-i-Qadr, government officials said on Monday. Dawn