KU declared BA part-I, II results
Karachi, Feb 02: The University of Karachi on Monday announced the results of BA part I and II (overseas candidates) annual examination-2008.
A KU official said that the examination was conducted at various centres including those in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Riyadh, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait and Muscat.
A separate KU announcement said that the exam form of LLB (final) supplementary examination-2009 could be submitted till February 8. Dawn
Students call for director's removal
Hyderabad: Students of the Centre of Excellence in Arts and Design affiliated to the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology have accused director of the centre of misconduct and malpractices and demanded that he be removed immediately.
Junaid Memon, Habibur Rehman Phulpoto, Waliullah Umrani, Hidayatullah and Abdul Salam Mirani said at a news conference here on Monday that having closed down the ceramics department for all practical purposes the director was forcing the students who had sought admission to this department to change their discipline.
They alleged that if a student raised objection to the forced change of discipline, he was declared failure. Serious irregularities were committed in admissions for 2010 and the students who had obtained less that required marks were also given admission, they alleged.
They called for an inquiry into the 2010 admissions and restoration of admissions of the students who had opted for ceramics design department.
They demanded that an inquiry should be held against the director and appealed to the government and vice-chancellor of MUET to redress their grievances.
They warned if the VC failed to do so they would organise a march to Islamabad and observe hunger strike outside the offices of HEC and federal education department.
The director of the centre Prof Dr Bhai Khan Shar rejected the students' allegations and claimed that group of failed students were trying to blackmail the university.
He said that the centre had not given any admission to the ceramics design department during 2009-10 because the department was yet to be made functional.
He said that one of the students who had held press conference was hit by term-back policy because his attendance was at bottom line. Even a niece of the Sindh education minister and his own niece were not promoted to next term because of the term-back policy, he asserted.
He claimed that rules and regulations were being strictly observed. Dawn
PM directed edu dept to improve education quality
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday directed the Education Ministry to improve the quality of education in the federal government educational institutions through proper monitoring and right selection and training of teachers.
Chairing a meeting at the Education Ministry here, Prime Minister Gilani directed the ministry to pay equal attention to the rural area schools and work out a plan to upgrade two schools to model colleges in the current financial year and two in the next financial year for imparting quality education to the youth, says a press release issued by the PM's Secretariat.
Gilani's meeting with the Education Ministry officials was a follow-up to his Jan 30 visit to the Federal Government Higher Secondary School, G-8/4, during which he interacted with the students and was disappointed to note that their knowledge was rather poor, needing improvement in the teaching methodology and capacity-building of the teaching staff to impart quality education to the youth that was inalienable right of every child irrespective of cast and creed. It came as a surprise to the prime minister that the Education Ministry had no system to monitor the quality of education.
He directed upgradation of one school each for boys and girls to model schools in Bhara Kahu in the current financial year and another two at Sihala and Tarnol in the next financial year.
As regards the award of permanent status to ad hoc teachers, the prime minister directed the ministry to liaise with the Ministry of Finance to resolve the issue.
State Minister for Education Ghulam Farid Kathia assured the prime minister that a comprehensive plan would be submitted to him within one month to improve the standard of education in the federal government institutions.
Shortage of science, mathematics and computer teachers was also discussed. Daily times
Community School issue
Rawalpindi: Syed Mazhar Ali Shah, who is running a Community Development School (CDS) in a village near Attock, has applied before the Lahore High Court (LHC) to stop the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, from charging the school affiliation fee, inspection fee and the endowment fund.
Justice Asad Munir of the LHC, while hearing the case, has asked the BISE to appoint a legal counsel and submit its reply within three weeks. The petitioner, Mazhar Ali Shah, has adopted before the court that the government in an effort to promote education in far-flung areas took an initiative to establish CDS or 'Bad-Dopehar' Schools under the Community Participation Programme.
It was through this scheme that any person either a government schoolteacher or a private person could establish a CDS in the government owned school building. Through an agreement it was settled that the person who will run a CDS, would charge Rs300 per student to impart education. As per the agreement the said person was to pay to the BISE 10% of the total income and 5% maintenance fee.
The person was also responsible to share the utility bills, the petitioner also told the court through his petition. It was recently that the BISE written letters to all the persons running CDS asking them to pay Rs95,000 to the BISE as affiliation fee, Rs8,000 as inspection fee and endowment fund.
Nominating Secretary Education Punjab, Higher Education Punjab, Director Community Participation Punjab, Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Rawalpindi, Chairman BISE and Secretary BlSE the petitioner has prayed to the court not to levy the CDS with all these funds, as these are not mentioned in the agreements that they signed with the government and that is valid from 2009 to 2014.
The petitioner has informed the court that their students have been regularly appearing in the BISE examinations. He further prayed to the government to declare the said letter of BISE as illegal. The news
DUHS students Week
Karachi: The Second Annual Students Week began at the Ojha Campus, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi on Monday, with students and faculty members participating in the inauguration ceremony.
Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, in his welcome address emphasised the importance of extra-curricular activities amongst students.
Dr Rana Masood, chief organiser of the event, mentioned the aims of the students' week. A march past was held after the inaugural ceremony which was then followed by a 100-meter race separately for male and female faculty members. A competition of target shooting was won by Sindh Medical College. A cricket match between the different faculty members of clinical and pre-clinical departments of DUHS also took place.
Throughout the week, there will be different sports events. The concluding event on February 7 will include drama skits and a prize distribution ceremony. The news
Cultural show at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The students of Gender Studies Department at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) presented a cultural show on Monday. The students highlighted cultural aspects and roles of women in society. They beautifully presented the culture of the four provinces of the country in the form of folk tales.
FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. The VC and Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, appreciated students for organizing the unique and colourful cultural show. The show was a part of the final project of the course 'women's contribution in tangible and intangible arts'.
Students beautifully presented stories of Heer Ranjah, Sohni Mahiwal, Durkhani and Adam and Punchait System. Dr Rukhsana Hassan, incharge of Department of Gender Studies, and Fareena Iqbal, of Quality Enhancement Cell, were among the judges to evaluate performance of the students. Daily times
Changes in education policy
Larkana: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Javed Leghari has said that changes have been made in the education policy.
He expressed these views while addressing the eighth convocation of the Chandka Medical College here on Monday. He said the education ratio was only 10 per cent, which was a major challenge for them.
Leghari said 4,500 Pakistani students had been studying in universities of 22 foreign countries for their doctorate. The role of doctors in society was important, he said, adding 45 medical universities were working in the country. He announced Rs 100 million aid for the institution.
The Vice Chancellor Liaquat Medical and Health Services University, Jamshoro, Dr Naushad Shaikh, urged the new graduates to serve the patients honestly. Dr Sikander Ali Shaikh, the vice chancellor of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, said Rs 14 million had been sanctioned for the university and it would be established at the Larkana-Khairpur bypass.
Chandka Medical College Principal Dr Asadullah Mahar highlighted the achievements made by the college. Later, Professor Zafar Pirzada, Syed Imtiaz Shah, Abrar Shaikh, Ghulam Akbar Solangi, Saifullah Jamro, Sikander Ali Mughal and others distributed medals and shields among the new graduates. The news
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