Beaconhouse School System Cambridge exam's distinction
Beaconites 'O' and 'A' level high-achiever
Islamabad, Apr 09: A total of 378 Cambridge International Examinations
(CIE) distinction holders of Beaconhouse School System received their
'O' and 'A' level high-achiever awards at a ceremony here on Wednesday
The ceremony was held at the Beaconhouse School System,
Margalla Campus, decorated in greens and whites with fresh flower
arrangements, fairy lights, garden lanterns and floating candle
displays in coordinated pottery that gave the evening a soft, elegant
Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Asghar, rector of
the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), graced the
occasion as chief guest of the ceremony, which was attended by more
than 1,000 guests, including Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman Mohammed
Said Al-Lawati, CIE Country Manager (Relationships & Communication)
Uzma Yousaf, parents and students. Eminent journalist and media
personality Syed Talat Hussain was the keynote speaker and Mohammad
Ayub, a teacher running a free school for underprivileged children of
Islamabad for over 25 years, was the guest of honour for the evening.
'O' and 'A' level high-achievers included 29 prize-winning CIE
international, national and regional distinction holders namely Anika
Sadiq - world topper in A Level Mathematics and a Cambridge Academic
Brilliance Award winner, Zainab Abaid - world topper in A Level
Psychology, Faryal Khalid - world topper in O Level Mathematics, Tabish
Jaleel - world topper in O Level Advanced Mathematics, and Zara Durrani
- world topper in A Level Economics.
The top position-holders
in Pakistan included Saad Qadeer, Faizaan Abassi, Zarak Pasha, Mashail
Malik, Usman Masood and Nadia Ashraf. While the top regional
position-holders were Umaira Iqbal, Sarim Zia, Farheen Akhtar, Xenab
Naqvi, Shah Zaman, Malika Shahbaz, Sidra Hassan, Tabish Sheikh, Arsalan
Adil, Hira Basher, Mariam Javed, Mashail Aman, Mehak Akhlaq, Muhammad
Junaid Farooq, Saad Qadeer, Zara Durrani and Maria ul Mulk.
attending the gathering were immensely moved at the announcement of the
name of brilliant Saad Sadiq, a Beaconhouse high-achiever with six As,
who lost his life in the tragic attack on Parade Lane mosque on
December 4, 2009. His parents, Brigadier and Mrs Sadiq, attended the
ceremony. Brigadier Sadiq received his son's shield of honour while his
mother shared memories of her son and read out extracts from a speech
that Saad Sadiq had written for his election to the school's student
council. Saad also received accolades from all his teachers, fellow
students and friends.
After distributing prizes, medals and
shields to the high-achievers, Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Asghar
HI(M) congratulated high-achievers, their parents and Beaconhouse
School System. He emphasised that knowledge becomes education only if
its acquisition carries a moral purpose, along with the importance of
courtesy as part of our cultural values. He advised all students to
develop the ability to discover the elements of success in every
Danial Kasuri, executive director of the
Beaconhouse Group, congratulated the proud parents and stressed that
children face countless attractions and distractions in today's world
and are in a greater need than ever of sustained parental involvement.
Talat Hussain urged students to continue their drive to not just excel
academically but also to utilise their faculties in exploring,
inventing and thinking of ways to contribute towards making life better
for the community at large.
During the ceremony, Umar Khan
enthralled the guests with his exquisite violin recital and Salik Shah
had the audience completely involved in his melodious rendition of
Later, Danial Kasuri presented mementos to the chief
guest, guest of honour and keynote speaker. The chief guest also
presented Kasuri with a NUST memento.
"I am proud to be Beaconity."
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"Best wishes for all achievers."
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Headstart School holds science fair
Islamabad: The Headstart School organised the Science Fair 2010
at its Elementary Branch here on Thursday to encourage the next
generation of scientists and engineers, says a press release.
was heartening to see so many young scientists at their best,
presenting their projects so proudly to the invitees, demonstrating a
spirit of scientific inquiry that is fostered through participation in
such activities. Their command on the subject matter and their pride in
their accomplishments reflected in their public speaking, as they
explained their projects and answered the questions posed to them. They
were excited about their projects, especially because most of them had
selected their area of interest to work on and had learnt many new
scientific ideas and methods researching on these, enjoying themselves
immensely in the process. Their exuberance and ownership of the whole
programme reflected their initiative and confidence.
Grade 6 students took up many ambitious projects like bristle boat,
electric boat, electrolysis, windmill, electromagnetic crane, speaker,
electric city and power generation from wind. Grade 7 students seemed
inspired to find solutions to the challenges impending their present
day Pakistan and presented projects like flood detector, security
system, pelton wheel and filtration plant.
The attitude and
approach of these students goes on to prove that all is still not lost
and we have a generation coming up, who is fully cognizant of the needs
of the day, discovering new horizons and id definitely getting geared
to work towards the betterment and development of their country.
academic institution organises annual science fairs, which facilitate
students to showcase their knowledge, skills and interest in science.
The students prepare projects which basically follow in four categories
- experimental, engineering, displays and theoretical.
school aims to make learning a meaningful and interactive experience
that engages students in hands-on engineering and design activities
that enhance their knowledge through complete immersion in their
learning, with the end result that these students emerge as efficient
problem solvers and effective appliers of knowledge and skills.
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College clarifies news report on students' protest
Rawalpindi: The Federal Government Postgraduate College for
Women, Kashmir Road, has clarified a news item published on April 7, 2010 regarding protest by students on imposition of heavy
fines, says a press release issued here on Thursday.
college agrees that institutions fall prey to anarchy without rules and
regulations. Therefore, the college administration has outlined a code
of ethics in the form of rules & regulations printed in the college
prospectus, which are binding on all students.
In order to
curb the non-serious attitude of the students and to ensure regularity,
punctuality and discipline among them, fine is also imposed for bunking
classes and missing college examinations.
administration ensures the intimation of college rules to the concerned
parents and students by printing them in the prospectus. At the time of
admission also, they are made to sign an undertaking containing all
rules of behaviour, attendance, uniform, examinations etc. The
examination committee also circulates its regulations well in time and
students are aware that they will be fined in case they miss their
This year, due to the revised examination
schedule of Punjab University, the college introduced pre-university
examination for BA students. This was being done in the best interest
of the students and to ensure good results in the final university
examinations as last year BA results were not up to the mark. Students
were informed before they proceeded on their preps that failure to take
the pre-university examinations would lead to imposition of fine.
a nation, it is our responsibility to inculcate in our youth, strict
observance of rules so that they emerge as ethically responsible
citizens of Pakistan. It is further added that the amount of fine
realised from the students is promptly deposited in college fund and is
utilised for the welfare of students.
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NUST hosts CAC session
Islamabad: The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) hosted the
inaugural session of its corporate advisory council (CAC) here on
Thursday. The industry was represented by a diverse group of CEO's and
directors from Pakistan's largest businesses while NUST was represented
by officials of academia and planning divisions. The news
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NVM to hold speech competition on 'Volunteerism'
Islamabad: National Volunteer Movement (NVM) is planning to hold a
speech competition on 'The Role of Youth in Promoting Volunteerism'
among the students of twin cities' educational institutions. Total 10
educational institutions would participate in the competition. The
participating institutions will first hold speech competitions on the
given topic at their campuses prior to sending names of winners to the
organisers. The students securing first three positions at their
respective institutions would participate in the final ceremony.
Purpose of the competition is to make students aware about the
importance of volunteerism; encourage them to participate in
volunteers' campaigns through activity-based learning.
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AIOU teacher praised for authoring book on Pushto
Islamabad: Speakers at a programme here on Thursday appreciated AIOU
Professor Abdullah Jan Abid for writing a book titled 'Short History of
Pushto Language and Literature'.
is among the founders of the AIOU's department of 'Pakistani Languages
and Literature'. He is also involved in producing a documentary on
Pushto poet Rehman Baba.
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU)
organised the programme to congratulate Abid on receiving the national
award from the 'Writers Guild' and Justice Kyani Award from 'Abaseen
Arts Council' in appreciation of his book.
Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said that consistent
efforts and hard work bred achievements. He said that Almighty Allah
helps hard working individuals and Abdullah's book is an example of
He said that since the book was written in Urdu language,
it would help promote unity and brotherhood among people of various
ethnic backgrounds. Sangi said that national language was important for
national integrity and progress.
He said that as Department of
Computer Sciences chairman, he prepared Urdu e-learning software to
make Urdu the language of internet as well. He said that since AIOU
imparted education to students primarily in Urdu, the software
certainly would be of tremendous help.
He said that AIOU's main
campus in the capital was connected with its provincial campuses
through five video conferencing seats. He said the facility would
gradually be extended to all 36 regional campuses of the university. app
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