Girls outshine boys in BA exam
Karachi, June 21: The University of Karachi announced the results of the BA Part-II regular annual examination.
According to the results, the first three positions in the examinations were secured by female students.
Anam Fatima, a student of the BAMM PECHS Government College for Women, secured the first position.
Fizza Rizvi, a student of the Sir Syed Government Girls College, fetched the second position.
Nida Zehra Abass, a student of the DHA Degree College for Women, secured the thrid position.
In total, 8,481 students appeared for the examinations.
Of them, 749 passed in the first division, 2,631 in the second and 14 in the third.The passing percentage was 40 02.
LLB, LLM examination forms' submission date extended
Karachi: University of Karachi on Wednesday extended the date for submission of forms of LLB part I, II, III and LLM part I and II for students who could not submit their forms within the lapsed date.
Students could now submit their forms in their respective colleges, with Rs500 late fee, from 19-26 June 2014.
The total amount for LLB exams will be Rs5,500, including late fee, whereas the fee for LLM will be Rs5,400. Students enrolled in 2008 or before will be charged Rs 5,000 extra.
The university has also extended the date for submission of MA and double MA examination forms without late fee till 7 July 2014.
SSUET to pass budget on June 21
Karachi: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will pass its budget for the year 2014-15 on June 21.
In this regard the SSUETs Board of Governors will meet on the announced date under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid Hassan Rizvi.
The budget proposals have already been finalized by the university's Finance and Planning Committee but have yet to be approved by the board.
Meanwhile the chancellor will also be meeting the Academic Council of SSUET on June 16.
The meeting will be held in order to review the university's academic program for the coming year.
The council is likely to approve the draft prospectus for 2015 and the forthcoming admission process.
It will also consider the proposal, approved and recommended by the Joint Board of Faculties, for introduction of a new discipline of Electrical Engineering from next year. However, it will be subject to the approval of the Pakistan Engineering Council.
Female students to receive stipends via mobile phones
Karachi: The Sindh education department has signed a three-year pact with a private telecommunication company to distribute stipends to 450,000 girl students studying in sixth to tenth grades.
The signing ceremony was attended by education minister Nisar Kuhro and Telenor officials at a local hotel on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Kuhro said from the month of August, a total of Rs1.2 billion will be distributed among 450,000 girl students from sixth till tenth grade through Easy Paisa, a mobile phone banking service offered by Telenor.
He said students in rural will receive Rs3,500 while those in urban in areas will receive Rs2,500 every year.
It was stated that the mobile phone banking service will transfer stipends to girl students in a transparent way while previously the money was sent by post and a number of parents complained about not receiving it.
Meanwhile in Karachi, many schools in Landhi, Korangi and Saddar Town have not received stipends for two years in a row, according to a report published earlier in The News.
School owners cry foul over tax on fees
Karachi: Private school owners have voiced strong opposition to the imposition of 15 percent tax on school fees as proposed in this year's Sindh budget.
Khalid Shah, the president of the provincial All Private Schools Management Association, criticised the proposal in a meeting held on Wednesday. "The government has not done anything to help private schools which have been providing quality education to our children and trying to fill the void created by governmental mismanagement."
He also pointed out that, instead of offering subsidies on electricity and gas rates to the schools, they were being charged the significantly higher commercial rates.
"About 70 percent of the education burden of Karachi is being handled by private schools. By increasing operational expenses for low-cost private schools, the government is doing a disservice to the city's education sector," said Shah. The news