KU issues postponed papers' schedule
Karachi, Jan 24: Karachi University has announced a revised schedule of postponed papers.
The paper of Teaching of General Science/Commerce of BEd, postponed on Jan 18, will now be held on Feb 2, from 10am to 1pm. Functional English of MEd, postponed on Jan 18, will be held on Feb 2.
Anatomy-II (Part B) of MBBS, postponed on Jan 18, will be held on Feb 7.
Pharmacology of BDC Second Professional, postponed on Jan 19, will be held on Feb 6. Pathology of BDC Second Professional, postponed on Jan 24, will be on Feb 9.
Advanced Accounting of BCom, Part-II, postponed on Jan 14, will be on Feb 7, from 2pm to 5pm.
The paper of Cost Accounting of BCom, Part-II, postponed on Jan 18, will be on Feb 9, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
The paper of International Relations of BA, Part-I, postponed on Jan 18, will be held on Feb 9, from 2pm to 5pm.
Pakistan Studies of BCom, Part-I, postponed on Jan 19, will be held on Feb 11, from 2pm to 5pm.
The exam centers have not been changed.
Social work practicals
BA (Pass) Social Work practical exams and viva voce will be held from Feb 11 to 20 at different colleges.
The exams will be held in two shifts: 9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 5pm. On Fridays, the second shift will be from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. ppi
SHC stays Chandka MBBS results
Larkana: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday restrained the controller of examinations of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) from declaring results of 121 medical students of the MBBS final year.
A division bench of the SHC Larkana circuit comprising Justices Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui and Syed Muhammed Farooq Shah also issued notices to the LUMHS controller of examinations, the principal and the vice principal of the Chandka Medical College for the next date.
The court adjourned the hearing to a date to be later fixed by its office.
The 121 medical students filed a petition through Advocate Babu Sarfraz Jatoi submitting that on Dec 7, 2012 they had appeared in the examination of Medicine-I and Surgery-II. When they finished the papers some miscreants entered the examination centre and a dispute arose between them and the administration. Resultantly, the answer sheets were snatched from the petitioners and others students and torn up in the presence of invigilators and other examination staff.
They said that the varsity administration had assured the petitioners of taking their papers of Medicine and Surgery again within a few days.
They said that in case the result was declared it would ruin their academic career.
The petitioners prayed to the court to direct the respondents to hold fresh examination in respect of paper-II of Medicine and Surgery for the 10th semester of MBBS 2012-13.
They also prayed to the court to restrain the respondents from announcing their result of 10th Semester of MBBS without taking the paper-II of Medicine and Surgery from the petitioners. Dawn
FUUAST declares B Com result
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday announced the result of B Com both parts (Private) annual examination 2010, held in February 2012. As per result statistics 592 candidates were registered, 575 appeared in the exam and 37 passed it, making pass percentage of 6.43%. Meanwhile, FUUAST would remain closed on Friday, January 25, 2013 on account of Eid Miladun Nabi (S.A.W). app
150,000 students left in the lurch as education dept reneges on its promise
Karachi: The 1,300 schools set up by the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) under the Integrated Education Learning Programme (IELP) are in financial doldrums as the education department is delaying the funds it promised for running them.
Around 150,000 students are enrolled in these schools and 3,500 teachers are employed there.
The IELP began in 2009 with the help of foreign donors. Through the programme, individuals were encouraged to open schools in slums on a 16-month contract. The SEF assured that would bear all costs and provide a second grant if the schools were run successfully.
But a year down the line, a closing ceremony was held. The entrepreneurs were informed that the project had officially ended and subsidies till September were paid to them.
Much hue and cry was raised for the future of the 150,000 students that was hanging in the balance.
Moreover, the entrepreneurs had leased land and constructed rooms and washrooms as per the SEF requirements, and went from house to house to create educational awareness among the local communities.
Now when the fruit of their labour was finally reaping, uncertainty surrounded the release of the second grant.
On August 24, a board of governor meeting was held, presided by Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and attended by Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, Information Minister Sharjeel Memon and SEF Chairman Anita Ghullam Ali.
It was decided that these schools would be regularised and registered under the Sindh Education Department with the compulsory requirement to teach Sindhi language.
But four months have passed and no financial support has been extended to the 1,300 schools. The entrepreneurs are scared. "It will shake the confidence of the poor communities who trusted us with their kids, and agreed to have them educated," said an entrepreneur who runs a school in a beggars' community.
"We will be left with only two options - shut down the schools or charge fee. Both will have the same result; discord with the communities, adverse impact on the lives of several thousand students, and embarrassment for the entrepreneurs who had promised them free education for an unlimited time period."
Aziz Kabbani, the SEF programme director, said, "We hope the funds are released by the education department as soon as possible. Meanwhile, let it be known that the IELP is not on the verge of closure. We will do all that we can for the smooth running of the 1,300 schools." The news