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KU forms schedule
Karachi, Feb 04: Karachi University announced on Sunday that
enrolment forms for LLB and LLM for 2012-13 may be submitted in colleges
concerned with a Rs1,500 enrolment fee by Feb 28. After the deadline, additional Rs750 will be charged, said a notification issued on Sunday.
It also said Feb 4 was the last date for obtaining admission forms
for BA, BSc and BCom from colleges. The forms may be submitted from Feb 6
to Feb 27 with a Rs500 fee. ppi
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SU situation limping back to normal
Hyderabad: The Sindh University syndicate on Sunday
discussed the situation arising out of the week-long agitation by
members and supporters of an association claiming to be representing a
large number of university employees, and decided to turn down demands
for the removal of the SU registrar or any other official.
The meeting, chaired by SU vice chancellor Dr Nazir A. Mughal,
constituted a committee and asked leaders of the agitating employees to
sort out their issues with the committee.
The Sindh University Employees-workers Association (Sewa) has been
spearheading a campaign for about five-six weeks to press the provincial
government and the SU administration to remove the registrar, Mohammad
Nawaz Narejo, and accept the charter of demands it has put forward to
the administration. The campaign turned violent on Tuesday when police
moved into the campus and tried to disperse participants in a sit-in
held outside the administration block. A senior police officer and
several other people were injured in the ensuring clash between police
and agitators. Fourteen employees were booked and arrested after the
The syndicate meeting was attended by Rais Ahmed Khan, Advocate
Jhamat Jethanand, Dr Anwer Ali G. Syed, Dr Sarfraz Solangi, Dr Ghulam
Murtaza Mastoi, Imran Halepoto, Badar Soomro, Dr Mumtaz Bhutto, Dr Asad
Larik, Prof Dr Abdul Sattar Ansari, Mohammad Nawaz Narejo and Dr Imdad
Observing that a dialogue with leaders of the agitating employees was
in the best interest of the university, the meeting constituted a
five-member committee comprising Prof Anwer Ali G. Syed (convener) Dr
Sarfraz Solangi, Dr Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi, Imran Halepoto and Dr Imdad
Ismaili and said a decision regarding the employees' grievances would be
taken in the light of the committee's recommendations.
The committee was directed to submit its recommendations in the next
meeting of the syndicate to be held in the last week of the current
The meeting also resolved to maintain a peaceful atmosphere on the
campus through a cordial relationship between the administration and the
The vice chancellor told the media after the meeting that all
legitimate demands of the protesting employees would be considered but
blackmailing through agitation was not acceptable. Regarding cases
against SU employees, Mr Mughal said that some of the agitators attacked
and injured policemen on the campus and also tried to disrupt water
supply and point buses operation by indulging in violent acts. The law
should take its course, he added.
Most of Sewa leaders have gone into hiding to avoid arrest after they
were booked in cases pertaining to creating a law and order situation,
attacking police personnel, disrupting water supply to the SU campus and
employees' residential colony etc. The 14 agitators arrested after the
Tuesday clash have already been remanded in judicial custody. Dawn
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Preston University to hold 14th convocation
Karachi: Preston University is going to hold its 14th convocation on Wednesday, 06th February, 2013 at a local hotel.
to a release of the university, as many as 1000 students are expected
to attend this mega event. The programme would include awarding degrees
in various disciplines, while medals, including patron, rector and
sponsor medals on the basis of outstanding academic performance, will
also be awarded to the students, who showed outstanding performence.
Sindh Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan would be the chief guest at the convocation.
Chancellor Preston University Dr Abdul Basit and other prominent figures
of education sector would attend the event. This ceremony will be
attended by the students who have graduated between semesters summer
2006 to 2012. Daily times
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Fate of over 1,500 schools hangs in the balance
Dadu: The Integrated Education Learning Programme
(IELP), one of the biggest initiatives of the Sindh Education Foundation
(SEF), has been facing financial trouble since last year.
Even though funds for the programme were promised by the Sindh chief
minister and provincial education minister, they haven't been received
yet, trapping around 1,500 schools between a rock and a hard place.
In 2009, over 1,500 low-cost schools were established in 23 districts
of the province under public-private partnership. They were set up by
private individuals or social organisations on a 16-month contract. The
SEF and the provincial education department had promised to release
funds in the shape of second grant on the condition that the programme
had to be successful.
In a meeting of Sindh IELP school operators held in Bhan Saeedabad
town of Jamshoro district on Sunday, it was said that 8,000 teachers in
these schools had not been paid for the past eight months.
The IELP meeting was also attended by teachers and community members
while Community Development Council executive director Ibrahim Maznani,
and heads more than 30 different civil society organisations also
attended the meeting under the aegis of the Indus Rural Research
Development Organization and the Community Development Network.
The schools operators demanded that funds be released immediately by
the Sindh finance department so that the process of educating poor
children in remote districts of Sindh could continue.
Participants in the meeting said that a meeting of the SEF board of
directors was held on August 24, 2012. The Sindh chief minister presided
over the meeting while provincial education minister also attended it.
The participants said that it had been decided that the schools being
run under the IELP would be regularised and registered by the Sindh
However, they said, seven months had passed since the meeting but no
financial support had been extended and this was worrying the school
entrepreneurs, teachers and also students. If the funds were not
transferred soon, warned participants, it will cause panic among the
stakeholders who will not be able to sustain the schools risking the
education of more than 250,000 children in the province.
School owners said that they had leased land and constructed rooms
and washrooms in their schools according to the SEF requirements. They
said that they had visited peoples' houses to create awareness regarding
education but when the project had become to get popular among the
people, its funds were stopped. They owners said that they hadn't
received funds from July 2012.
School owners and teachers appealed to the chief minister, provincial
education minister and the education secretary to take necessary action
and release funds immediately. Dawn
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