KU declares MA final (external) results
Karachi, Feb 03: University of Karachi (KU) has announced the results of MA (Final) External Annual Examination 2008. Kashif Abdullah secured First class first position, Asma Hasan bagged second while Maha Nosherwan scooped third position.
A total of 2099 students were registered, 1997 appeared and 1237 passed the examination. The pass percentage was 61.94. The newsYour Comments
Book fair at KU
Karachi: A 3-day book fair has been organised by the Student's Aid Project (SAP) at Karachi University on Tuesday at Gymnasium.
Speaking on the inauguration ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Karachi University (KU) Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said that books have been around for centuries but they were not easily available to the common person. He added that book are our best companions even better than human beings, some time, because a good book never deceives anyone.
On the occasion, Justice Retd Saleem uz Zaman Siddiqui said that University of Karachi is the only institution, which arranges such informative events, like book fair for their students. Nowadays, people are abandoning the habit of reading books but one should try to strengthen their bond with the books.
According to Prof Ghafoor "The book can be said to have read only when you understand its true meanings otherwise mere reading can only help in improving your reading skill and cannot polish your understanding".
The book fair consists of more than 50 stalls with books on various subjects of Science, Arts and Commerce. 10% to 20% discount is offered on the books to make it affordable for every student. The nation
Uncertain future for education dept contract employees
Karachi: The future of contractual employees hired in 2007 by the City District Government Karachi's (CDGK) education department is extremely uncertain, because none of them have received salaries for January 2010, it has been learnt.
Approximately 960 people were hired on three-year contracts in grades 1 to 4 during the tenure of the then-executive district officer (EDO)-education, Fakar Karim. These employees were working as peons, lab attendants, watchmen, and sweepers at various schools and offices. Their contracts expired on January 20, 2010, and none of them have received their salaries for last month. Moreover, several employees claimed that they had faced this problem in the past as well.
Meanwhile, the office of Education EDO Muhammad Ibrahim Kumbhar has forwarded the case to the DCO for consideration, it has been learnt. It may be possible that the case will be passed on to the finance department and the Sindh chief minister, sources said. There are, however, some issues in this case: even though the number of those affected in this case is around 960, the EDO education's office has received more than 1,100 applications in this regard, sources said. It is therefore necessary to verify the record.
Former EDO, Karim, has told Kumbhar that she had appointed 961 employees during her tenure. She also suggested that the EDO education's office check the counter-sign on the employment letters. This will help in detecting fake appointments, sources said.
Student stabbed to death in varsity clash
Khairpur: A student was stabbed to death when two groups of students clashed in the Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai University on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Muhammad Khan Ghambhir, a first year student of the International Relations Department.
Two other students, Zeeshan and Qamaruddin, were injured in the incident. The administration has closed the university after panic gripped its premises.
Angry students blocked the Khairpur Bypass near Shah Hussain Chowk and burned tyres to protest the killing. Some students wielding sticks forced the shopkeepers to pull their shutters down.
Meanwhile, the police have registered an FIR against Sabir Chandio, Abid Sher, Dodo Chandio and Hafiz Mangi but failed to arrest them. Instead, parents of the nominated accused have been taken into custody. The news
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