ISLAMABAD(KARACHI), 09 July: The University of Karachi finally announced the continuation of the two-year conventional degree programme, according to a statement issued by the varsity.
The decision was made during an important meeting of KU Academic Council on the two-year associate degree programme proposed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Meanwhile, the Academic Council also constituted a committee regarding the phase-wise implementation of two-year associate degree and four-year BS programmes.
The committee comprises Professor Dr Anila Amber Malik, Professor Dr Intikhab Ulfat, Professor Dr Samina Saeed, Professor Dr Maqsood Ali Ansari, Professor Dr Taseer Ahmed Khan and Professor Dr Nadeem Mahmood.
The Academic Council meeting was held at the Arts Auditorium and was chaired by the KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi.
Back in April this year, the University of Karachi had decided to continue enrolling students for two-year BA/BSc degree programmes.
Last year, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had asked all the public and private universities and their affiliated colleges to abolish two-year BA/BSc degree programmes.
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The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is all set to take matric exams today (Monday).
According to BSEK officials, a total number of 348,249 students will appear in the annual examinations. The paper will start at 9.30 in the morning and will end at 11.30. The duration of each paper will be 2 hours.
The officials also informed that overall 438 examination centres have been established in the city. Section 144 has been imposed in the surrounding areas of the examination centres. All photo state shops all closed. During the exams, COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) would be implemented.
According to the schedule, the science group exams will be conducted in the morning, while general group papers will be held in the evening shift.