KU issues security advisory for BA, B.Com exams

The University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday issued a security advisory for BA and B.Com exams starting from May 24 on campus.

In view of the recent security measures, it has been decided that students coming for examinations on foot can enter through Silver Jubilee Gate after showing their Admit Cards.

The advisory states that the students should try to use public transport or pick-and-drop service to get to the university. They could easily get to examination centers by the shuttle service being provided by the varsity.

In case of bringing a private vehicle, the students are directed to park their vehicles in the designated area at the Maskan Gate. In case of vehicle theft, the university administration will not be responsible.

The administration has arranged a shuttle service to take all the students to the examination centers which will be available at both the entrances Maskan Gate and Silver Jubilee Gate of the KU.

The students should try to arrive at the university one hour before the scheduled examination time so that they can easily reach the examination center after the required security check. In addition, the KU security advisory also directs that carrying a mobile phone or any internet device to the exams centers is strictly prohibited.

At the time of entry, the students should keep their ID cards, registration cards, and admit cards and present them at the request of the university security. Further, the students should follow the orders of the university security staff and avoid unnecessary discussion.


Second phase of SSRL Chinese language program in Thar

The first phase of a program aimed at teaching the Chinese language to youth in Thar has been completed with heartening results.
A top official of Sino Sindh Resources Private Limited (SSRL), a local subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, said that dozens of boys and girls in Thar Block-1 are getting proficient in the Chinese language.
Children of local villagers in Thar Block-1 are being taught the Chinese language by qualified teachers under a long-term program initiated by SSRL. The project which SSRL is carrying out in collaboration with the Confucius Institute, University of Karachi was inaugurated a few months ago.
The first session has been recently completed and the results are quite heartening. Both boys and girls have now become familiar with the Chinese language. The second session has commenced recently.
To encourage the students trophies and medals and gifts for the top ten will be distributed during the second session.
“Such initiatives are the need of times as the local youth are being equipped with an additional skill which will help them in establishing themselves in the future,” commented Li Jigen, SSRL’s CEO.
“We have initiated this project to help local kids learn the Chinese language. This skill will be an added tool for them once they enter professional life.
“Dedicated Chinese teachers from Confucius Institute have been employed to impart Chinese language to local kids. These classes are helping the local residents of Thar in overcoming the language barrier,” he added.
A total of 30 boys and 30 girls from local schools of Thar are attending these classes. The classes are being held in three different schools. On weekends the teachers are teaching the Chinese language to local employees of SSRL, which is working on a Coal-electricity integration project in Block 1 of Thar Coalfield. It is a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) priority implementation project.


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