KARACHI - On the directives of Sindh Education Minister, Sharmila Farooqui, advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Media, paid surprise visits to different examination centres along with team of Education Department.

She visited Government Boys Secondary School, Channessar Goth and caught seven candidates who were found involved using unfair means.

Their answer sheets were taken back and sent to the Chairman Board of Secondary Education Karachi and Controller of Examinations for further action. She also visited Norwejain Government Boys Secondary School Azam Basti Mehmoodabad and Muslim Boys Secondary School and caught one candidate found cheating.

Sharmila while talking to media said that Sindh Minister for Education had taken serious notice of the news of cheating in the Matric Examination and had directed to constitute a team comprising the representatives of Education Department and Secondary Board to conduct raids in order to control the cheating.

She said that Sindh Government wanted to eradicate cheating culture and to create trends of competition among the students, she concluded.

KU forms submission date extended: The University of Karachi has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for MS, PhD and MD till April 23.

This was announced by the Convener of the Post-Graduate Admission Committee, Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi on Thursday. She announced that the last date for submission of admission forms for MPhil/PhD/MS/MD has been extended till April 23. Forms can be submitted with a prescribed late fee of Rs500.

Moreover, list of eligible candidates for KU entrance test will be displayed on the KU website on April 26.

The written test in this regard would be conducted on May 6, it was further stated.