Poor Intermediate Pre-Medical results

Poor HSS results: show-cause notices to 67 institutions
Karachi, Sep 08: The Chairman, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Anwar Ahmed Zai, on Wednesday issued show-cause notices to 67 educational institutions which registered poor results in the Pre-Medical annual examinations, 2011.

The higher secondary schools (HSS), public and private colleges were warned to clear their positions in this regard. Otherwise, the notices said, the Board would cancel or suspend their affiliation with the BIEK.

There were 21 education institutions, including eight in the public and 13 in the private sector, which gave zero per cent result, he further said.

Meanwhile, there were 17 educational centres which had a result less than 10 per cent and 15 public-run colleges and two private institutions also fall in this category. At least 29 HSSs gives less than 20 per cent result this year and 24 government and five private colleges were also included in this list, he added.

The Director, Colleges, and the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh, and other stakeholders were informed regarding the show-cause, Zai said. The Board of Governors meeting was also called in to get permission to cancel the affiliations of those colleges which had given poor result during last years annual examinations, he said.

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Registration of private candidates for intermediate exams
Karachi: The Secretary Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Wednesday notified that the registration of private candidates of Humanities and Commerce groups including improvement of division, additional subjects, short subject, re-enrolment case as well as those regular students of Science, Commerce and Humanities, who have exhausted all the examination chances, for appearing at the Higher Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2012 has started without late fee from September 5.

The registration would continue till October 5, without late fee while with late fee of Rs100 registration would continue from October 6 to November 7, he said.

Meanwhile, late fee of Rs200 would be charged from November 8 to 28 and with late fee of Rs300 from November 29 till date of submission of examination forms, he added.

All such candidates who have passed their Secondary School Certificate (Matriculation Examination) from any examination board other than Sindh are also eligible to apply, the secretary BIEK mentioned.

The BIEK further notified that the forms and documents after getting checked personally from registration section of the BIEK, Room No51 could be deposited in the UBL, Hussain D Silva Town, North Nazimabad Karachi on all working days except holidays from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

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Introduction of Chinese language
Karachi: The senior minister for education, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haque, has said that the decision to introduce the Chinese language in government schools in Sindh will bring positive and far-reaching results in view of the accelerated and unprecedented development made by China in recent years.

He stressed the need for closer ties with China, which, he said, had proved itself to be a time-tested friend. He urged the youth of Pakistan to come closer to the youth of China.

Haq said that the language barrier was one of the reasons for the intellectual, academic and technological gap between the youth of the two friendly countries. He added that with the vision of Asif Ali Zardari, this gap would be bridged through the decision of teaching Chinese in schools and colleges.

The education minister also emphasised that while designing the curricula and accommodating this subject in the scheme of studies all the pros and cons would be assessed and duly accommodated.

He said that the decision for seeking cooperation from the friendly country with reference to getting expertise in shape of master trainees would soon be finalised.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Private Schools Management Association, Sharfuzaman, said that if the government had decided to introduce the Chinese language because of good relations with China then a beginning should be made from the members of the provincial cabinet and the members of the assembly.

He appeared to be a bit taken aback by the government's decision when some of the more pressing issues were still lying unresolved.

On the advice of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the Muslims of the subcontinent had started learning the English language, but hardly 10 percent of the total population could understand this language, Sharfuzaman added.

There was no harm in learning any language, but the authorities should be realistic before taking such decisions, he said.

The chairman of the All Private Schools Management Association, Syed Khalid Shah, said that schoolchildren had already been learning four languages, and their difficulties would increase when they started learning the Chinese language.

The Sindh government should have taken educational experts on board before taking the decision, he said.

Haider Ali, president of PEAK Private Schools Management Association, advised the government to introduce the Chinese language at college and university level and not at the school level.

"The schoolchildren would go for rote learning to pass the exams in the language whereas the students at college level are much mature and could realise the importance of the language," he said. It would be better for students who were interested in studying in China, he added. The news

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SU Dadu campus not ready yet; admission announced
Dadu: The University of Sindh has announced admission to MBA classes at its Dadu campus although there is no furniture and staff and the temporary building housing the campus is undergoing repairs.

The MBA classes would start at the Ustad Bukhari Degree College from Sept 26. Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Anwar Ali Shah told this correspondent that the provincial government had not yet released the allocated amount of Rs99 million to make the campus functional. The university would provide funds temporarily till the allocated amount was released, he said.

The campus has been temporarily set up in 12 rooms of the college which is yet to get needed furniture and electricity system.

Dr Syed Anwar said that the first batch of MBA classes comprising 110 students in morning and evening shifts would start from Sept 26 and staff would be appointed soon.

He hoped that repair work would be completed before the beginning of classes. Fifty acres of land have been selected near Dadu for the campus.

Nadeem Ahmed Ghaloo, a social activist, objected to the appointment of Dr Anwar Ali Shah as PVC and said that all staff and the PVC should be from Dadu. Dawn

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KU BEd results declared
Karachi: The controller of examinations, University of Karachi, on Wednesday declared the results of BEd (Evening Programme) Second Year Supplementary Examinations 2010.

According to the gazette issued, 38 candidates were registered for the exams while 37 students appeared in the papers. Meanwhile, 15 candidates got B grade and 11 C grade.

KU to hold presentation of first Mauritian Urdu Novel: A presentation of the first Mauritian Urdu novel "Apni Zameen" by Enayat Hossen Edun is going to be held on September 10 at the auditorium of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU).

The presentation is going to be jointly organised by the ICCBS and the High Commission of Pakistan in Mauritius. The objective of the event is to encourage the author, who is playing a vital role in promotion of Urdu language in Mauritius, while the first Mauritian Urdu Novel "Apni Zameen" is a product of the author's activities.

KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui would preside over the literary gathering.

KU syndicate election: An election to the syndicate of the University of Karachi (KU), would be held on September 28 between 9:30am and 1pm, the KU registrar announced.

The last date of the submission of nomination was September 20 and it would be submitted to the Registrar's Office, he said. The last date of the withdrawal of submission was September 24 and final list would be put up on display the same day, he said. The news

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KU announces schedule for submission of DTCD exam forms
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) has announced that the candidates of Diploma in Tuberculoses and Chest Dieses (DTCD) could submit their examination forms at their concerned colleges till Sept 20 without any surcharge. KU spokesman said in a press release issued here on Wednesday that the students of DTCD could submit their examination form with a bank voucher of Rs 3,850 till Sept 20. He continued that after Sept 20 they would have to pay Rs 500 extra charges till the examinations. Daily times

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