BCom private exams to begin on 14th
Karachi, Jan 10: The BCom annual examinations for private candidates to be held under the auspices of the University of Karachi will commence on Jan 14.
According to a university statement issued on Wednesday, a total of 16,931 candidates will appear in the exams.
It said that 19 examination centres would be set up at various teaching departments of the university for male candidates.
For female candidates, 13 exam centres would be established in various colleges in the metropolis, added the announcement. app
School principal shot dead
Karachi: Armed men roamed the city streets for yet another day on Wednesday and targeted three people, including a former UC Nazim and a school principal, in separate incidents.
Syed Ali Haider, 55, was gunned down when two armed men on a motorcycle sprayed his car with bullets from sophisticated weapons outside his residence in Sector 11/A of North Karachi in the Sir Syed Town police area.
The victim's family and residents of the area took the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities. An MLO said the deceased suffered at least five bullets wounds to the upper body.
SP New Karachi Syed Salman said that Haider was the owner of the Lal Qilla Grammar School and also the principal of the same institute. He added that the deceased was a member of the Arts Council and was also a candidate for president of the council.
He suspected that the victim was murdered in a targeted attack.
Private schools to close tomorrow in protest
Karachi: Administrations of most private schools have decided to close their educational institutions on Friday (tomorrow) to protest the murder of the chairman of the United Private School Management Front.
Engineer Ali Haider was gunned down on his way to work in Sector 11-A of North Karachi on Wednesday.
Condemning Haider's murder, the Private Schools Management Association announced keeping private schools closed on Friday in protest.
The association has also convened a gathering of owners and administrators of private schools to condole Haider's demise and hold Quran Khawani for the departed soul.
The All Private Schools Management Association Sindh has also backed the decision to keep private schools closed on Friday. The news
UoP teachers seek 'breathing space'
Peshawar: The Peshawar University Teachers Association (Puta) has said that five universities on a single campus create problems that need to be addressed.
"It is time to give breathing space to University of Peshawar," Puta said in a press release and urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to extend it help in that regard.
The release said that Governor Barrister Masood Kausar directed the secretary of higher education department to consult all stakeholders to decide about shifting of campuses and distribution of assets among the universities and submit a comprehensive report to him in a month time.
It said that the governor was chairing a meeting of the newly elected cabinet of Puta. Besides Puta president Jamil Ahmed, University of Peshawar Vice-chancellor Dr Qibla Ayaz and Higher Education Secretary Farah Hamid were also present on the occasion.
The governor said that a decision in that regard would be taken in the best interest of the province. The Puta president appraised the governor about utilisation of funds during the financial year 2012. He requested the authorities to release more funds for holding golden jubilee of Puta in the current year.
The release said that it was the first meeting of Puta executive body after its election in November last year. The governor directed his secretary to hold a meeting with Puta president and general secretary and higher education secretary to resolve the financial constraints and arrange fund for a proposed international conference titled 'Role of academic staff associations in promotion of higher education' to be held in June at Baragali on the occasion of Puta golden jubilee.
The governor asked teachers to create awareness about tolerance among students. He appreciated Puta for its role in promoting liberal thoughts in the society and literary activities on campus.
University of Peshawar to have quick response force
PESHAWAR, Jan 9: The management of University of Peshawar (UoP) has decided to set up a quick response force and monitor movement of suspected elements on the campus owing to the prevailing security situation.
The UoP vice-chancellor, staff and students during a meeting discussed security situation on the campus and decided to install close circuit cameras at designated places within sections and academic units of the university, said a press release.
Besides, the contact numbers of the newly established central control room at UoP were also communicated to the students with the directions to report to it any suspicious movement on the campus. The meeting decided that gates of university hostels would be closed at 11pm sharp.
It is pertinent to mention here that few days ago two incidents of terrorism - a blast in geology department and another in administrative block - had exposed the security arrangements at the public sector university.
The release said that the quick response force would look into any extraordinary situation on the campus. The force would work under the office of provost to maintain good order within university hostels specifically.
The meeting was actually held to launch the digitalised website of UoP but security situation on the campus was also discussed in it, the release added. The meeting decided to sensitise students about the prevailing circumstances and get their support in maintaining conducive study environment on the campus.
The release said that displaying chest cards would be mandatory for students for their identification and maintaining record of entry and exit of guests to and from hostels, departments and units at UoP.
The meeting, chaired by UoP Vice-chancellor Dr Qibla Ayaz, was told that focal persons of all departments and administrative units were asked to update the website on regular basis.
Raja Inayatullah, in-charge of IT department, said that curriculum vitae of faculty members, examination schedule, results, recruitment forms and other relevant material would be available on the website for easy access of general public.
He urged the focal persons to update regularly relevant information of their departments concerned.
The oath taking ceremony of 13 student societies of UoP was also held on the occasion. Dr Qibla Ayaz administered oath to the newly elected office-bearers of the societies.
He also announced Rs1 million annual grant for the activities of the societies and approved establishment of two new societies.
The director of Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management, Prof Amir Nawaz Khan, gave a presentation to the participants of the meeting on emergency response management. Dawn