JCW Peshawar convocation | FAPUASA black day
Over 200 JCW graduates get degrees
Peshawar, Apr 30: Over 200 graduates of the Jinnah College for Women,
University of Peshawar, were awarded degrees at the 19th convocation of
the college here Thursday.
Among them, six students were given
gold medals for their outstanding positions in various disciplines.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan, as chief guest on the
occasion, awarded degrees and medals to the graduates.
the spacious convocation hall of the university, the convocation was
attended by a large number of passed-out and current students, teachers
of the college and other officials. Those awarded gold medals included
Sumaya Amin for securing first position in BSc in the session 2008 both
in college and the university; Samina Mushtaq for clinching top
position in BA examination; Rukhshanda Yousaf, standing first in
session 2009 in BSc.
In Social Sciences, Abira Saeed was
awarded gold medal for her distinction in BS economics in session 2009,
Sara Shabbir Khan was awarded two gold medals for clinching top
position in BA 2009 both in college and in the university, while Bushra
Khalid was given gold medal for first position in pre-medical group for
In his speech, Dr Azmat Hazat said he felt proud
of the talented students being produced by the top institutions for
female education in the province. "Its a real day of pride for us and
the parents of the graduates," he added.
He said Jinnah
College for Women had the distinction of being adjudged the best
college in the province by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education, Peshawar for the last nine years, which is a hallmark.
vice-chancellor said that female literacy rate in the province and
region was the lowest and much needed to be done to improve it. "We are
here to encourage girls to acquire higher education. Science education
is very important to improve the manufacturing sector and
self-sufficiency of the country. Women are more than half of our
population and their contribution is imperative," he argued.
"I request you to please tell me that when forms will be issued for admission in B.A and B.Sc. Thank you"
Name: Faiza Zoha
City, Country: Peshawar, Pakistan
"i just love everything about jinnah college, it means a lot to me, my teachers especially mam rukhsana javed, who has been like a mother and my friends are a major unforgetable golden part of my life.....miss jinnah n the lovely days...:))"
Name: laila rahim mian
City, Country:sydney, australia
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Black day to be observed today
Islamabad: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic
Staff Association (FAPUASA) has announced that it will observe black
day today (Friday) all over Pakistan against the gruesome murder of
Nazima Talib, a professor of Mass Communication at the University of
Talking to this scribe here on Thursday, FAPUASA
President Professor Mahr Saeed Akhtar said that teachers would wear
black armbands and hoist black flags and banners in universities as a
mark of protest. He said that a meeting of the FAPUASA would be
convened soon to chalk out future course of action.
He asked the
federal and Balochistan governments to pay compensation to the families
of academicians becoming target of violence. He demanded of the
president and prime minister, governor and chief minister to announce
Rs2.5 million compensation for the family of Professor Nazima.
said that violence against teachers is on the rise. He urged the
government to take a serious notice of the situation and provide
protection to the teaching community. He said that the murder of
Professor Kiyani at the same spot the day when he was appointed pro
vice-chancellor of Balochistan University two years ago should have
been an eye opener for the authorities.
Kakakhel, vice-chancellor of the Kohat University of Science and
Technology, kidnapped six months ago, has not been recovered so far.
The Higher Education Commission and National University of Modern
Languages failed to take action against Brigadier (r) Ubaid Ranjha who
thrashed Professor Tahir Malik. The culprits involved in the thrashing
of Professor Iftikhar Baloch of the Punjab University have not been
arrested. The culprits who beat faculty members of the AJK and Mehran
universities are still at large.
Teachers of the University of
Balochistan held a protest rally in Quetta on Thursday. It was
participated by hundreds of teachers and other employees as part of
three-day mourning. They demanded arrest of target killers and security
The president and secretary of the QAU Academic
Staff Association - Dr. Eatzaz Ahmad and Dr. Gulraiz Akhter - expressed
dismay over the callous attitude of the authorities, who miserably
failed to take action on the incidents of violence. They said that
academicians were performing a noble job and to assassinate them in
broad daylight without any reason was against the values and norms of
Balochs. They urged the authorities to make necessary arrangements to
ensure security of the teaching community in vulnerable areas.
to the statement of a banned Baloch outfit that it was a revenge
against torture and killing of Baloch women by security agencies, an
academician said that targeting innocent people for revenge was quite
unfair and unjustified.
An emergency meeting of the executive
council of the NUML Academic Staff Association, held here on Wednesday
with its President Syed Farrukh Zad in the chair, condemned the killing
of Professor Nazima. The ASA said that the incident was embarrassing as
it aimed at the killing of a female, which reflected moral degradation
and depravity of our society.
The ASA of Peshawar University
held a general body meeting on Wednesday. Talking to this scribe,
Siddiq Akbar, president of the UET (Peshawar) ASA, said that a meeting
of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa chapter of FAPUASA is expected Thursday evening
to discuss the matter.
Professor Zahid Majeed, general-secretary
of the Allama Iqbal Open University ASA; Professor Zafar Noon,
president the University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore) ASA; M
J Sangi, general-secretary of the Mehran UET (Jamshoro) ASA and M Naeem
Butt, president of the Kohat University ASA, also condemned the
incident and called for arresting the culprits. The news
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Academic Staff Association holds demonstration
Quetta: Teachers of University of Balochistan held a protest
demonstration against target killing of Professor Nazima Talib under
the auspices of Academic Staff Association her e Thursday.
Protesting teachers demanding arrest of her killers and issuance of NoC
to the teachers desirous to going to other provinces.
Teachers also suspended teaching in the University second day today.
Protest demonstration was led by President Academic Staff Association
Kaleemullah Barech. Protestors said that killing of Professor Nazima
Talib is third incident of University teachers death in target killing.
After male teachers, now female teachers were being targeted which is
They said teachers are considered extremely respectable strata of any
society. If he is confronted with insecurity how would they can be able
to discharge their duty of equipping them with education.
Paying tributes to Professor Nazima Talib they said that her services
would be remembered for long.
They demanded of University administration either to provide security
to the teachers or grant NoC to such teachers who have applied for
transfer to other provinces. Association announced to donate one day
salaries of the teachers to the relatives of Nazima Talib.
Meanwhile, no progress could be made despite lapse of three days of the
murder of Nazim Talib in an act of target killing. Professor Nazima
Talib was teaching at the University for the last 22 years. Police said
no progress could be made in her murder. Police said it arrested 5
suspects from Brewery road here today and number of such arrests has
mounted to 27 during the past two days. After interrogation, innoncent
persons would be set free. Ppi
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Read Foundation toddlers excel in exams
Islamabad: The toddlers of Read Foundation School, Bhara Kahu,
Islamabad, enthralled the audience with their lively performance and
artistic skills on the occasion of the first annual examination prize
General Manager READ Foundation Muhammad
Shafique was the chief guest on the occasion. He awarded merit
certificates, cash prizes, medals and trophies to students and teachers
in recognition of their outstanding performance. The result of the
school remained 100 per cent.
The students also delivered
speeches on different topics as well as put on display their beautiful
art works, which were appreciated by the parents and teachers alike.
The chief guest appreciating the hard work of students said that
schools are places where knowledge is born, nurtured and passed on to
the next generations, as a tool for leading a better life.
parents and locals of the area were touched by the performance of young
children, who delivered speeches and presented different tableau on the
concepts of peace, understanding, tolerance and brotherhood.
the audience, the chief guest appreciated the high standards and
congenial environment of READ Foundation School and lauded the efforts
made by the faculty. He termed the teaching as a prophetic profession.
He advised the students to excel in their studies to become dynamic,
knowledgeable and devoted citizens of Pakistan.
Foundation School Principal Naeem Akhtar Abbasi said, "Allah Almighty
has endowed us with immense qualities and potential to strive for
knowledge, achieve higher skills and a higher order of being as humans,
and READ Foundation is an emblem in this faith."
Foundation School Human Resource Manager Shahid Rafique said that the
school is the largest private sector educational organisation of the
rural areas with an enrolment of 70,000 plus students and 339 schools
made a significant contribution towards the goal of providing quality
education to a large segment of the younger generation.
Other officers of the foundation, teachers, parents and elites of the area also attend the function.
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Students learn about social issues through cartoons
Rawalpindi: Young students enjoyed moments of delight and
pleasure at an educational show held at the Rawalpindi Arts Council
here on Thursday to educate them about important social issues with the
help of attractive and lively cartoons and comic characters.
by the Society for Tolerance, Environment and Education through
Recreation (Steer) and Gogi Studio, Nigar Nazar, the first woman
cartoonist of Pakistan, was real performer of the show, who not only
made sketches and cartoons in front of hundreds of students, but also
taught them how they themselves could do it with ease and comfort.
600 students from various charity-based schools operating in Rawalpindi
and Islamabad attended the show in which they were informed about
importance of education, environment, disaster management and other
The students were provided schoolbags having comic books, art supplies, colour pencils and colourful cartoon books.
Nigar Nazar said that she was highly convinced that
there must be some kind of attraction for young students while going
through their books otherwise they get averse to studies and even fail
to receive true message of their lessons.
She said whenever
she conducted programmes for students anywhere in the country no one
from the participating students ever showed any signs of tiredness or
anxiety, but instead enjoyed the environment and took great interest in
learning messages through cartoons.
Referring to some of the
programmes recently held in Lahore, she said thousands of students
turned up for these programmes and they provided schoolbags to them
having textbooks, notebooks and other material relevant to their
Nigar Nazar has for over 30 years rendered pictorial
humour with a down to earth pragmatism. These highly expressive
cartoons have provided cheer to gloomy days and attempt to beat the
hypocrisy of society. She said over last thirty years, Gogi has been
featured in many booklets, calendars, posters, TV shows and newspapers
and she has also published books, which are a compilation of her comic
strip. The first book titled 'Glad to Meetcha Gogi' was published by
Adam Publishers and second one titled 'Gogi on the Go' by Pak-American
Publishers that allow readers to observe how the characters in Gogi's
world interact with her and each other.
Hamad Bashir of the
Steer said that the main objective of the organisation is to fight
environmental pollution and degradation, disseminate knowledge and
education through art and recreation along with other formal and
informal means, sensitise civil society about social problems and
promote democratic norms, moral values and decent social behaviour.
said that the organisation comprises eminent members of civil society
from different professions and walks of life such as academicians,
artists, journalists, former civil servants, engineers, representatives
of youth and senior citizens.
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Islamabad: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF)
Boys College, Sector H-8/4, will host a seminar today (Friday) in
connection with 100th death anniversary of Maulana Muhammad Hussain
Azad. The event is a part of series of functions, which are being
arranged to pay tribute to the eminent writer, Shams-ul-Immad Maulana
Mohammad Hussain Azad. Professor Syed Ali Athar Zaidi will be chief
guest on the occasion.
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Educational welfare society launched
Rawalpindi: The Sohaib Educational Welfare Society was launched the other day, says a press release issued here on Wednesday.
Rawal Town Administrator Arshad Warraich inaugurated the society's office at Chandni Chowk, Satellite Town.
Educational Welfare Society Administrator Dr. Habib Ahmed Sheikh,
Chairman Chaudhry Nasir Mehmood, President Javed Anwar Mughal, General
Secretary Nasir Mehmood Mir, Dr. Zakaullah Warraich, Dr. Rafique Arain
and Shahid Pervez were present on the occasion.
ceremony, Arshad Warriach lauded the efforts of the office-bearers for
launching an educational society. He hoped that the society would work
for the promotion of education and welfare of people.
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Parents voice concern at declining standard of education
Karak: Parents of Working Folks Grammar School and College students
have expressed concern over the declining standard of education in the
institution and have demanded of the minister for labour to stop
politically motivated recruitment in the school.
A grand Jirga
of the parents of the entire district was held here on Thursday at Town
Hall Karak, with the former All Teachers Association, Karak President
Malik Noor Wali Khan in the chair.
Addressing the jirga, Malik
Noor Wali Khan, former district naib nazim Haji Akbar Badshah, former
councilors Ali Marjan and Younas, Coal Mines Federation President of
Chakwal district Naveed, Dr Rostan and Liaqat Ali said the school had
been established for the education of the children of labourers, but
this right had been usurped due to alleged political interference.
said the government was spending Rs2.5 million on the transportation
service provided to the students for pick and drop on monthly basis but
the service being provided to the students was substandard and the
contractor was earning million of rupees on monthly basis from Karak,
Lakki and Kohat schools but spending very little on the transportation.
They demanded raising the boundary walls of the school for security
reasons to provide protection to the students. The news
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Protest against merger of schools
Dera Ghazi Khan: Students and teachers of several primary
schools on Thursday demonstrated against the merger of 161 primary
schools into far-off schools.
The protesting students and teachers were carrying placards inscribed with slogans against the merger of their schools.
female teacher said the schools should either be merged with nearby
schools or shifted within the premises of same schools as it would be
difficult to reach schools in far flung areas.
father of a student, said there was a need of establishing more schools
in the district, but the government was creating problems for both
students and their parents.
Sources said the merger of schools
was based on a survey conducted by the district monitoring office
(education) while it had allegedly ignored the ground reality and
violated the set rules.
EDO (education) Malik Irshad said the decision on merging of schools was taken to save extra expenditures. Dawn
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