KU postponed papers | Classes 9 and 10 exams 2013

New dates for KU papers
Karachi, Feb 09: The controller of examinations of the University of Karachi has announced that the paper for BCom part-1 (private) that had been scheduled for Jan 29 and the paper for MBBS first profession (part-A and B) scheduled for Jan 30 that were postponed will now be held on Feb 10 (Sunday). ppi

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Exam dates for schools, colleges
Karachi: The examination dates for schools and colleges across Sindh were announced in a meeting of the Steering Committee on Education on Thursday.

Headed by Board of Intermediate Education Karachi Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, the participants of the meeting declared April 8 as the exam date for the Secondary School Certificate (classes IX and X) and May 7 for the Higher Secondary School Certificate (classes XI and XII).

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Sindh Assembly passes bill for leadership institute
Karachi: The provincial assembly on Friday unanimously passed a law to establish the Karachi School of Business and Leadership Institute in the private sector in the metropolis.

Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro said the Sindh government wanted to increase the educational facilities available in the city and simultaneously encourage the participation of private sector in the filed of education. The news

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FUUAST extends admission date
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology (FUUAST) Director Admission Morning Programme Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan on Friday has announced extension in admission date till February 13. As per announcement, Khan directed relevant students to contact with respective departments with original documents. Students can collect fees voucher along with admission form from departments and could submit fees at Allied Bank of Urdu Road Branch. Daily times

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Beaconhouse students re-enact popular literature
Karachi: A-Level students of the Beaconhouse School performed five different plays on the second day of their annual drama festival.

The day opened with enactment of an Italian play 'The accidental death of an anarchist', in which a maniac is arrested for a bank bombing. As the police are interrogating the crime, he jumps out of a window, making his viewers believe he died.

In the second act he appears again, disguised as a judge investigating the death. He interrogates the policemen and somehow makes them think that they murdered the maniac. The play ends with the maniac bombing all four cops and then escaping.

The second play, "King and I", a musical, was adapted from the novel titled 'Ana and the King of Siam'. It was presented by students of the North Nazimabad campus. Set in 1862, the play is about Anna, a widowed strong-headed school teacher, who arrives in Thailand to tutor the King's children.

The third play, Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie, was presented by students of the PECHS branch. "Non-performance" by playwright Ariel Elizabeth, was showcased by students of the Clifton campus, promoting the idea that team effort is necessary for any success.

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", a comedy involving love, lunacy and laughter, was adapted and presented by students of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal branch.

It was an interesting initiative taken by the school for the promotion of arts among students. Though swear words in the first play were toxic to the ear, especially from school going actors, but all in all it was entertaining.

The judges for the event were included Bollywood actor Alyy Khan, Framji Minwalla from IBA and Pakistani television actor Raju Jamil. Students were awarded in the categories of best actor (one from each play), best production, best direction, best art design, best play and best actor of the day.

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City School holds conference on psychological issues
Karachi: The City School, Southern Region, launched a conference aimed towards students' personal and social development in line with The City School Vision-2020 initiated by Dr Farzana, CEO & Managing Director of The City Schools.

It is a network wide training and awareness program about the unique needs of the millennial students born between 1984 and 2004 on the psychological issues of the youth today, said a statement issued on Thursday.

The objectives of the conference, held at a local hotel, were to help the participants to understand the need of mental health support at different ages; be better able to explore those needs; and to learn strategies to respond well when a need like that arises in schools.

Dr Rakhshanda Talat Hussain, former chairperson Department of Psychology, University of Pakistan and a founder member of "Dialogue", spoke about the myths about mental health; myths about the mentally and emotionally challenged individuals; causes of unsocial behavior in students; and tensions of everyday life.

She emphasised the responsibility of society in helping to overcome inhibitions and explore problems with a view to solving them.

She applauded the management of The City School in taking the initiative of introducing guidance and counselling program across all its schools.

Speaking as chief guest, Dr Huma Baqai reiterated the importance of behavioural and social/emotional counselling. The news

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Quota for Fata students sought
Kohat: The United Tribal Party has demanded special quota in colleges and universities of the country for the students who have been affected by the military operations in Fata during the last decade.

The vice-chairman of the party, Habib Noor Orakzai said that if the government could provide jobs package to the people of Balochistan, why step-motherly treatment was being meted to the tribesmen from Fata. In a press statement he regretted that the food provided to the IDPs was insufficient and of poor quality. The tribesmen were living in damaged tents in severe cold, the press release said.

The tribesmen have access to health facilities and food permits which is injustice with the people from the tribal belt.

He vowed that they would try their level best to stop negative propaganda against the tribesmen by the government and foreign media and continue efforts for establishing separate province for the tribal people. Dawn

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