SU Vice-Chancellor chairs meeting of all affiliated law colleges, decides to commence 2nd semester exams from Nob 10

An important meeting of principals of public and private law colleges affiliated to the University of Sindh Jamshoro was held under the chair the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, in which the examinations of 2nd semester of LLB 5-year program would be conducted from November 10 to November 29, 2022.

The meeting decided to commence the classes of the 2nd semester after exams from December 2022 to February 2023. Afterwards, all the affiliated law colleges will be bound to submit the progress report of commencement of the classes to the university by February 15.

The house also agreed to declare the result of second semester exams by the end of January 2023 or the beginning of February 2023.

The meeting unanimously agreed that the first semester classes will be commenced from December, which will continue in January and February 2023, after which the affiliated colleges will inform the Controller of Examinations about the completion of courses of the different batches on March 15, 2023, on the basis of which, the date of first semester examinations will be announced in March 2023.

The house also constituted a committee consisting of 4 principals two from each government and private law colleges giving it a mandate to decide whether to opt for winter vacation in December or not.

The meeting agreed that after the completion of courses, the second semester classes will be conducted in April 2023, May and June, the exams will be held in August 2023 and the final-year students will be discharged.

In the meeting, it was resolved that the 3-year LLB program had ended in 2021 as per the decision of the Pakistan Bar Council, therefore, the colleges which had failed students of the LLB 3-year program as yet, will have to pay the annual affiliation fee to university for the smooth conduct of examinations.

On the request of various principles, the house extended the date for seeking admissions to LLB 5-year program for the academic year 2022 by October 28, 2022.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro stressed need to compensate the academic loss of the law students enrolled at various public and private affiliated colleges by leaps and bounds

He said that the purpose of the meeting was to complete the rest of the work in time, including submitting the exams forms of the 2nd semester batches to the office of the controller examinations so that the exams could be started from November 10 without any difficulty.

“This will compensate for the educational loss of the students”, he said and added that he was happy to know that more than 70 students of Sindh University's Institute of Law had been appointed as judges and law officers.

Dr. Kalhoro said that the marking formula in the LLB papers was very clear and out of 100 marks, as many as 40 had been given to the concerned college administration for assignments and attendance, while 60 marks were awarded by the examiners having assessed the answer copies.

“The answer copies are checked by the teachers who teach the students by coming to the university under the centralized system. Then how can it be said that there is involvement of the controller in awarding low marks or failing of the students in large numbers”, he questioned.

He said that the affiliated law colleges must implement the 10% scholarship rules and provide financial support to poor students, which he termed as “a good omen”.

Registrar Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Controller of Annual Examinations Prof. Dr. Sirajul Haq Kandharo, Controller of Semester Examinations Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui and principals of all the affiliated law colleges were present in the meeting.