Adamjee College bags top positions in inter exams
Karachi, Sept 14: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) declared on Monday the results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate, part-II (Pre-Engineering and Science General - Computer Science) annual examinations-2011.
The overall pass percentage in the Pre-Engineering and Computer Science groups stood at 52pc (boys' 51.42pc and girls' 53.61pc) and 34.06pc (boys' 32.14pc and girls' 36.20pc), respectively.
It was after a gap of two years that all the top three positions in the Pre-Engineering group went to boys as earlier they had this honour in 2008 while shared the positions with girls in 2009 and 2010 examinations of the same group.
The girls, however, outclassed boys in the Computer Science group by clinching all the top three positions.
The number of students who took Grade A-1 in the Pre-Engineering group exams this year was reduced by 228 as in all 1,035 candidates got Grade A-1, whereas 1,263 students got Grade A-1 in 2010 exams of the same group.
Almost a similar pattern has been witnessed in the Grade A and Grade B, this year.
All the top three positions in the Pre-Engineering group exams went to the Adamjee Govt Science College while the top two positions in the Computer Science group were clinched by the students of the BAMM PECHS Govt College for Women and the third position was bagged by the DA Degree College for Women, Phase VIII, DHA.
Syed Hasan Murtaza (Roll No 573351), son of Syed Hasan Khurshid, got the first position in the Pre-Engineering group by securing 998 (90.72pc) out of 1100 marks; Muhammad Asad Rizvi (Roll No 573588), son of Syed Muzaffar Ali Rizvi, got the second position by obtaining 996 (90.54pc) marks while Syed Muhammad Askar Jafri (Roll No573389), son of Syed Mohammad Afsar Jafri, bagged the third position with 994 (90.36pc) marks. They all belonged to the Adamjee Govt Science College.
Zainab Parveen (Roll No 649389), daughter of Rana Masood Ahmed, got the first position in the Computer Science group by obtaining 945 (85.90pc) marks; Faryal Sharf (Roll No 649368), daughter of Sharfuddin Khan, secured the second position by securing 941 (85.54pc) marks while Zianab Ahmed (Roll No 649635), daughter of Mudassir Ahmed, bagged the third position with 938 (85.27pc) marks.
The top two position-holders belonged to the BAMM PECHS Govt College for Women while the one who got the third position was a student of the DA Degree College for Women, Phase-VIII, DHA.
Statistics of the results of the Pre-Engineering group annual examinations-2011 issued by the BIEK controller of examinations, Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti, showed that of a total of 23,406 candidates appeared in the exams.
A total of 1,035 students (756 boys and 279 girls) got Grade A-1, 2,573 candidates (1,763 boys and 810 girls) secured Grade A, 3,098 candidates (2,068 boys and 1,030 girls) obtained Grade B, 3,530 candidates (2,554 boys and 976 girls) got Grade C, 1,825 candidates (1,591 boys and 234 girls) secured Grade D and 110 candidates (109 boys and one girl) got Grade E.
Computer Science group
In all a total of 1,647 candidates took the exam and of them 10 candidates (one boy and nine girls) got Grade A-1, 53 candidates (15 boys and 38 girls) secured Grade A, 154 candidates (47 boys and 107 girls) got Grade B, 247 candidates (131 boys and 116 girls) got Grade C, 85 candidates (74 boys and 11 girls) secured Grade D while 12 candidates (11 boys and one girl) were placed in Grade E.
Expressing their views at a ceremony held in their honour by the BIEK at its auditorium, the position-holders of both the Pre-Engineering and Computer Science groups said that the city's poor law and order situation, targeted killings, strikes and frequent loadshedding and power breakdowns were the main problems being confronted by students and these lingering issues were badly affecting the performance of students.
They made an impassioned appeal to all political parties to shun the politics of violence so that the career of students of the metropolis was not destroyed because of their continuing bickering with each other.
BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, controller of examinations Muhammah Imran Khan Chishti, secretary Prof Haider Ali Naveen, parents and teachers of the position-holders were present at the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the BIEK chairman said that the motive behind issuing show-cause notices to all those educational institutions whose students' results in the HSC (Pre-Medical) annual examinations-2011, remained less than 20 per cent and even zero was aimed at getting removed their shortcomings prevailing there so that their students could perform better in the next year's exams.
Highlighting the importance of national languages, he said that a number of countries, including China, Germany and France had made progress mainly because they had made their national languages their medium of instruction.
The BIEK chief said that the mark-sheets being issued by the board had not been printed at any other press, but they were the board's own computerised mark-sheets.
The BIEK controller of exams, Mr Chisti, informed that the board with a view to making the examination system transparent had taken a number of measures and efforts were being made to further improve them. Dawn
BIEK issues show cause notices to inept colleges
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) chairman Professor Anwar Ahmed Zai on Monday said that the BIEK has issued show cause notices to the colleges that produced the result of 20 percent or less. Expressing his views in a ceremony held here at the BIEK, Zai said that their purpose was to ensure the success of students in future. The ceremony was held to appreciate the position holders of HSC part II pre-medical students. Zai said that the BIEK announced pre-engineering result 17 days earlier as compared to the last year, which showed their efficiency. BIEK Controller of Examination Muhammad Imran Chishti said that significant steps have been taken to ensure transparent and errorless marking. He thanked all officers and members of his team for their cooperation and hard work. Daily times
Monsoon rains & Education
Islamabad: Up to 2.5 million children have been affected by severe monsoon floods in southern Pakistan - and with many still recovering from the worst floods in the country's history just a year ago - Unicef says more help must reach them fast before the situation worsens.
Heavy monsoon rains and floods are affecting at least 5 million people across Pakistan, according to the government of Pakistan, with Sindh bearing the brunt of the disaster. In Sindh alone, many hundreds of thousands of families have been affected across 22 out of 23 districts. Nearly one million homes have been destroyed or damaged, causing population displacement, with many stuck or stranded along roadsides. Over 200,000 people are now staying in more than 1,400 relief camps, consisting primarily of government schools, buildings and makeshift tented settlements, according to preliminary figures released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Children and families are still recovering from the effects of the 2010 floods, which aggravated existing levels of widespread chronic malnutrition, unhealthy sanitation practices, low primary school attendance (especially for girls), and a host of child protection issues, and the new monsoon floods have disrupted that progress.
"Children are the most vulnerable in any emergency-in this disaster, many are experiencing the devastating effects of a flood emergency for the second time in a year. Their coping mechanisms were already weak and their vulnerabilities high," said Unicef Pakistan Representative Dan Rohrmann.
"We are witnessing vast devastation across huge swathes of Sindh. The key areas of concern for children right now include access to health and nutrition, safe drinking water and protection. At the beginning of an emergency like this, it is critical that children are reached with life-saving interventions and helped to return to a sense of normalcy," said Rohrmann. "The flood waters, apart from driving children and families from their homes, have contaminated wells and other sources of drinking water, compromised sanitation and hygiene, and are contributing to a rise in water-borne diseases, such as diarrhoea. There are immediate needs to reach children with clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages as well as provide additional health services to prevent disease outbreaks," said Rohrmann.
Following the official request for assistance by the government of Pakistan, Unicef is working closely with NDMA, provincial disaster management authorities, and other UN agencies to urgently assess the level of humanitarian needs. The emergency response, already underway by the government, will be jointly coordinated and implemented by UN agencies, the government of Pakistan, provincial government authorities, and civil society organizations. "We will ensure that vulnerable children receive essential assistance both during and after this emergency as part of our 'core commitments for children in humanitarian action'.
It is vital that we take all measures to save children's lives, alleviate suffering and protect the rights of children," added Rohrmann.
Schools, colleges closed
Karachi: All educational institutions in Sindh, including Karachi, will remain closed on Wednesday (today),according to an announcement of the Government of Sindh.
In view of the Met office forecast of more rain, the Government of Sindh has announced that all public and private sector educational institutions will remain closed on Wednesday.
The Chief Secretary of Sindh, Raja Mohammed Abbas, has announced that all private and public schools of Sindh, including Karachi will remain closed today.
The Secretary, Education, has also announced closure of colleges all over Sindh today. The Secretary, Higher Education, has stated that all public and private universities will remain shut due to the forecast of heavy thunderstorm and rains.
The examinations for the day have been postponed and the new dates will be announced later, said the Secretary, Education. The news
KP varsities need Rs2b to pay increased salaries, allowances
Peshawar: The public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are in dire need of financial assistance to pay salaries to their staffers and meet other expenses after the government increased salaries and allowances of employees.
They have requested the governor, who is chancellor of all public sector universities in the province, to steer them out of the financial crisis.
According to a press release issued by the University of Peshawar, all public sector universities in the province need Rs2 billion collectively to pay increase in salaries and allowances of employees, announced by the government in the budget.
The University of Peshawar (UoP) needs Rs575 million to meet its recurrent financial needs for fiscal year 2011-12 whereas Higher Education Commission had released Rs745 million to it for the fiscal year 2010-11. "But 50 per cent of ad hoc relief, announced in budget for employees of the university, is not included in the released amount," the statement added.
It said that on the request of public sector universities in the province, some amount was released to them to pay the additional ad hoc allowances to employees.
In this connection, the UoP was allocated an additional Rs265.5 million as well. "Thus the total recurrent budget of the university, to meet day-to-day expenses and pay salaries to employees for fiscal year 2010-11, is Rs1010 million," the statement said.
The financial impact on UoP to pay the 50 per cent ad hoc allowances for 2010-11 is around Rs270 million, which is not released to the institution, but still it has managed to pay its employees for the first two months of the current financial year.
The total impact of the revised pay scale and 15 per cent increase in salaries of employees for the current year is Rs278 million, which the university is unable to pay.
The UoP pays about Rs70 million to its employees under the head of monthly salaries but after revision of pay scale and 15 per cent increase in salaries this figure is likely to cross Rs100 million per month.
"The vice-chancellors of all public sector universities in a meeting last month had unanimously resolved that since 50 per cent increase in salaries last year and 15 per cent this year, announced by the federal government, was without any addition in the recurring budget of universities so they were constrained to request an audience with the chancellor to strategise the issue," the statement said.
The Higher Education Commission in response to the request of universities for enhancement in recurring grant had clarified that there were no funds available with it to provide assistance to the universities. Dawn
72 schools destroyed in Khyber Agency so far
Bara: The number of destroyed schools reached 72 in Khyber Agency as security forces demolished a private high school of 800 students in Droadda area of Bara tehsil.
Khan Karim, managing director of Khyber Education Academy, told this scribe that security forces had demolished his school without issuing prior notice to him. He said it was the only functioning high school in Akakhel area after the launching of the military operation in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency.
He said the management closed down the school for three days last Friday due to the possible action of the security forces against the militants in Droadda area where half of the population of the village had vacated houses following a warning issued by the Frontier Corps (FC) last month.
I have sent letters to the Milward FC camp, Balahisar, the headquarters of FC in Peshawar, and the office of Political Agent of Khyber Agency to know the reason for the destruction of the school by security forces. I have also demanded compensation but am yet to receive a response. Khan Karim said.
He said local security officials in Droadda had told him that they did not know the reason behind his school s demolition.
Khan Karim demanded that a proper place should be provided to him by the security forces for the continuation of children s education.
Earlier, 71 government-run schools were destroyed by the militants in Khyber Agency. Most destroyed schools were in Bara tehsil where military operation has been underway for the last two years.
After launching of the military operation, all the government schools were closed down in the area while privately run schools are still functional. The news