Perfect Zero!

How’s that for a score!

Out of the HSSC Part II (pre-med) exams held recently, it was discovered that 30 schools in Karachi failed to produce even a single student who could pass the boards! Of the 30, 12 were public sector colleges while the remaining 18 were private sector.

Whether it was a lack of interest on part of teachers or lack of interest on the part of the students, we wouldn’t know, but it does paint a bleak picture of education in the city. I, for one, am of the view that students should not pass based on rote learning or because it gives the administration a good reputation. I believe students should pass based on their skills and on merit, which was something unfortunately not focused on in these colleges.

On the other hand, since none of these colleges had any graduating students, it means lessor competition to others trying out for university admissions, who knows, maybe we might even an actually studious batch of students.

Source: Gulf Times

14 Comments so far

  1. Zainub (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    I could rant and rave quite endlessly on this topic today Mansoor, I’m in my educationist mood today….

    I believe one exam at the end of the year is hopelessly flawed and arbitrary way of judging the collective creative, intellectual and academic skills of a student. About time we introduced the concept of GPAs and encourages children to work hard all year round. We’ll have fewer of such problems then, I believe.

    PS: One a related note, Just thought I’d mention, after all we also got a story suggestion for this from an unnamed person, all the three top positions were bagged by girls (again). :p

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    well, zainub, then you should definitely read and comment on THIS article

    The school with 12 students and 3 teachers :p

  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    SINDH Education foundation

    is TRYING hard to elevate education, they need OUR help to improve on education and thereby results

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    So, Mansoor, did you get education in some of similar college ? later some corrupt general of your community showed “DANDA” to higerups of university and forced them to give you admission?

    Atleast, your thinking process does reflect that.

  5. Raja Islam (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    Some time it is about college.If student is good it will make no diffrence because college reputation is bad.If you need higher percentages then go to DJ or Adamjee or top college.

  6. K (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    its not fair.. i just wrote response to Jamash’s sick post and it dint appear.. :(

    you guys are sick.. ..

  7. Me (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    Adnan – So sad to read your comments. Instead of commenting on the post, as usual, you are busy in personal attacks. And then you talk about Ramzan ki fazeelat and how we should be good human beings atleast during this month. I think its time that you start practice what you preach? I hope you’ll take my comments with an open heart and mind and will not attack me or call me “ignorant” as well. Good luck bro!

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    There’s no personal attack. Experiencing him on various posts, I was just questioning him whether he got education in ONE of such institute. What was wrong asking that? if I am asked such question(s) regardless of the tone of questioner, I would happily reply in either Yes or No depends on the facts.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

    And since when non-belivers start giving respect to followers? I remember on other posts you called us followers “ignorants”[a personal attack].why do you expect us followers[closed minded people as per your definition] to be enlightened souls?

  10. Me (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

    Adnan – read again what you wrote:

    So, Mansoor, did you get education in some of similar college ? later some corrupt general of your community showed “DANDA” to higerups of university and forced them to give you admission?

    Don’t you think something is wrong in the above? in the way you ask a question with so much sarcasm? anyway, you’re a mature person, i dont have to tell you what’s wrong and right. But why so much hatred for anyone who doesn’t agree with your point of view? And no, I’m not related to Mansoor. I don’t even know who he is.

    Non believers and followers?? what are you talking about? I’m a bit confused. I think you’re confusing me with some other person. I never comment on this blog. And I don’t judge people by their belief; I respect everyone (and that includes you too) regardless of his/her language, colour, cast, religion, etc. Isn’t it what our prophet also practiced? God bless you.

  11. SiddiKee (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    hamara khawab weeran sunsan jahil SINDH


    hamara khawab parha likha punjab

  12. hoodhbhoy (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 9:42 pm


    0+0+0+0 = 0

    add all the KMB authors’ wisdom and you get zero(no result) too.

  13. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    not a single comment abt the topic (including mine :p) strange people

  14. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    I had a chance of working with people of SEF foundation. Very few sincere people there, they has done a good job in giving some almost hauted orphan schools to people who really want to help.

    But the thing i have noticed is that these guyz get a lot (and i mean it) of funds from UN, and most of that is …….. u knw what happens next. They are also invited to send their best teachers to UK for training but that ends up in some Inter pass teacher going to UK on vacation and on return they join some private school based on the training they get instead.

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