HSC science exams results
Karachi, Sep 07: The Controller of Examinations, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti, on Tuesday declared the results of Higher Secondary School Certificate Part-II (Class-XII), pre-medical group, annual examinations 2011.
According to the gazette issued, 3,080 male candidates registered for the annual exams, of whom 3,032 students appeared in the exams and 1,163 candidates were declared successful. The pass percentage was 38.36.
The gazette shows that 12,638 female candidates registered for the exams and 12,495 students appeared in the papers while 6,796 candidates passed the exams. The pass percentage was 54.39. The overall pass percentage was 51.26.
Two cases of the use of unfair means were reported during and after the examinations, Chishti said.
As many as 127 male candidates secured A-One grade, 301 students got A grade, 321 candidates B grade, 260 students passed their exams with C grade and 144 candidates and 10 students got D and E grades respectively.
Moreover, 680 female candidates received A-One grade, 1,838 students had A grade, 2,142 candidates got B grade and 1,741 students passed their exams with C grade whereas 391 candidates and four students had D and E grades respectively.
Out of 197 educational institutes - private and public - affiliated with the BIEK, 97 institutions produced 50 per cent passing results.
Sobia Azfer, of PECHS Government College for Women, clinched the first position, scoring 994 marks out of 1,100 (90.36 percent). Sobia had also secured first position in her matriculation exam in 2009.
Loadshedding and lawlessness were the major problems faced by the students during their studies. "There was no electricity when we were appearing in the exams," she said.
Urba Ashfaq, also of the PECHS Government College for Women, secured the second position with 990 marks (90 per cent).
Tazeen Fatima Rizvi, of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, bagged the third position with 986 marks (89.63 percent).
She was out of the country and did not attend the award ceremony organised in the honour of the position holders.
The first two position holders said that some of the classrooms at their college had had no ceiling fans.
Sobia refused to comment on the government's decision of introducing the Chinese language in schools while Urba appreciated the decision.
Chairman BIEK Anwar Ahmed Zai said that the students would now receive computerised enrolment forms which would carry the photographs of the students as well.
It had also been decided that photographs of the candidates would also be pasted on their mark sheets from the next academic year, he further said. The news
Combined system of exam ends
Karachi: The system of combined intermediate examinations (part-I and II) meant for private candidates has come to an end, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Tuesday.
He said that from the current year, the BIEK would carry out registration of external candidates for part I exams of the arts and commerce groups only. He said that from now on, the intermediate course of both parts would have to be completed separately in two years. app
Private medical colleges ripping students off millions
Karachi: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has alleged that public medical colleges in Sindh unnecessarily delayed their admissions in MBBS and BDS programmes so that private medical colleges could be benefited.
"All that is happening right under the nose of PMDC, where private medical colleges are earning millions and millions of rupees in the name of admission forms, pre-admission tests, exorbitant admission and tuition fees and donations" The PMA's office-bearers Dr Sher Shah Syed and Dr Habib-ur-Rahman Soomro said at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday.
They once again demanded of the government to make Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) an independent and highly-powered institution to improve the level of medical and dental education in the country and check the irregularities committed by the medical educational institutes. PMA leaders Dr Sher Shah Syed and Dr Habib-ur-Rahman Soomro alleged that currently the PMDC was playing into the hands of owners of some private medical colleges, who are using the PMDC for increasing their profits by offering sub-standard medical education.
"Some businessmen, who have entered into the profession of medical education, want to earn more profits and are using the platform of the PMDC for acquiring the permission to start evening medical colleges in the country" they charged.
They said PMA had time and again opposed the "unique idea" of evening medical colleges, as it would further deteriorate the medical education in the country and would produce doctors who have little knowledge as to how and what kind of treatment should be given to patients in life-threatening situations.
The PMA office-bearers maintained that nowhere in the world was any college was functioning that imparted medical education in two shifts especially when most of the private medical colleges didn't even have the complete faculty to impart medical education in the day to students.
They further charged that private medical colleges not only lack qualified faculty and other necessary facilities to impart medical education but they also make false claims about their full-time faculty and facilities.
"It is also the responsibility of the parents also to ascertain that the medical colleges, where they are going to get their children admitted for education, really have the full-time faculty and other facilities that were mentioned in the prospectus or not" the advised the parents.
They strongly criticized the present administration of the PMDC and charging that it was fulfilling the agenda of some businessmen in the garb of educationists, urged the government to take stock of the irregularities in the medical educational sector. The news