With the announcement of the Intermediate pre-engineering results on Thursday, The Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) has revoked affiliation of four more private colleges that have failed to improve on their ‘zero per cent’ results over the last four years.
The colleges are Clifton High School and College for Women, Clifton; Ashrafi Intermediate College, Gulshan-e-Iqbal; Escribir College of Advance Studies, PECHS; and Jinnah Intermediate College for Girls.
“We will continue to remove substandard institutions from the list of BIEK-accredited colleges,” said BIEK chairperson Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai. “This business of wasting time and money of students needs to end. I direct parents not to get their children admitted into these institutions.”
Earlier, on August 11, the BIEK chairperson had announced disaffiliation of four other colleges: Allama Iqbal Intermediate Girls College, Steel Town; Al Hadeed College for Science, Commerce and Arts, Gulshan-e-Hadeed; Askari Intermedaite College, Gulshan-e-Hadeed; and The Paradise College, North Nazimabad.
To honour the top achievers in its Intermediate pre-engineering exams, the BIEK held a ceremony at its office in North Nazimabad.
Muhammad Sunain Hasan of Government Delhi College bagged first position with 992 (90.18 per cent) marks out of a total of 1,100. Muhammad Salik Salam of Adamjee Government Science College was just one mark behind and secured second position at 90.09 per cent. Third position was shared between Khuzaima Sohail Salat of the DJ Sind Government Science College and Ayesha Mahboob of BAMM PECHS Government College for Women, both scoring 89.09 per cent.
According to the results announced by the education board’s examinations controller, Imran Khan Chishti, a total of 28,239 students sat the pre-engineering exams, of which nearly 55 per cent passed.
Nearly six per cent of the students achieved ‘A-1’ grades, 12 per cent got ‘A’, 14 per cent had ‘B’, 14 per cent with ‘C’ and seven per cent scraped a ‘D’.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2014.
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