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Inter exams from 30th
Lahore, April 12: Intermediate
Annual Examination 2014 will commence from April 30. Arrangements are
being finalised by all the nine examination boards of Punjab. According
to Chairman of the Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) Dr Muhammad
Nasrullah Virk, scrutiny process in this regard will be completed soon
and the candidates will be allotted examination centres near their
It is pertinent to mention here that last year the Inter Exam had commenced from May 13, 2013 owing to general elections. The news
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Over 4,000 Class-V, VIII students await results in Vehari
Vehari: Over 4,000 students of Class-V and
VIII are waiting for their results in the district despite declaration
of the result by the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) on March 31,
according to a source.
The affected students belong to the
various areas of the district including Mailsi, Thingi, Garahmore, Tibba
Sultanpur, Machiwal 9-11/WB and Vehari.
The students and their parents held a protest in front of the Examination Cell, Vehari, against the PEC for the negligence.
students, including Javaid, Ali Asghar, Amir, Rukhsar Khan, Rizwan,
Umer and Faizan said that they had appeared in the examination in
their respective centres but their result was not declared.
least six government schools of Mailsi, including the Govt High School
111/WB, Government Middle School 163/WB and many private schools
complete results are missing. The source said that about 20 percent of
the results of district Vehari were missing. The administration of the
examination branch Vehari and PEC staff are trying to trace the missing
The parents of the students alleged that the education
department of district Vehari had deputed incompetent staff at the
examination branch due to which they were suffering. They said the staff
of examination branch had been on duty for conducting matric
examination while the branch was without staff.
Private Schools Association Vehari demanded Chief Minister Shahbaz
Sharif to dissolve the PEC as it had failed in conducting the fair
Rashid Chohan, the president of the association,
said the results of hundreds of boys and girls had not been declared but
the PEC had announced merit list of position-holders.
Salam, Examination Branch assistant director, admitted that the result
of the hundreds of students of Vehari was missing. He, however, claimed
the result of the remaining students would be declared soon.
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Higher grades obsession has negative effects: CIE chief
Lahore: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Chief Executive Michael O'Sullivan has said students and their
parents are becoming obsessed with higher grades in examinations and
called for limiting this tendency, saying it has negative side effects.
said teachers were also excessively focused on training students to
score higher grades and eventually compelled them to spend more time in
"This is not an ideal learning experience," he added.
He observed that students studying for longer hours would be missing
physical as well as cultural activities, which was highly undesirable.
CIE chief executive is currently visiting Pakistan and was speaking after the Cambridge Schools Conference on 'Building a curriculum
that equips learners for the future' on Tuesday. Representatives from
134 schools offering Cambridge education across Pakistan attended the
He said the CIE could limit the tendency of grades
obsession by designing and constantly improving examinations so they
could develop thinking skills as well as ability to analyse and apply
Responding to a question whether there was a minimum
age for appearing in Cambridge examinations with reference to a
nine-year-old boy who recently scored top grades, O'Sullivan said the
CIE did not encourage students to earn grades in an unusual age bracket.
reference to supporting Pakistan to improve its local examination
systems, O'Sullivan said the CIE had started discussions with the Punjab
government as to how it could contribute in improving public sector
education with particular reference to examinations.
already committed to providing training to key officials in the
examination boards. My colleagues will be having further discussion with
the Punjab government officials this week," he added.
official said the CIE was also engaged in initial discussions with
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government officials and exploring ideas for holding
large scale examinations.
Regarding keeping pace with the changing
world and modern technology, the CIE chief agreed technology would
completely change education and assessment systems in examinations.
prediction is that within about next 20 years, it will be unusual to
take any examination with paper and pen," he said and added the CIE
would continue to recognise that any change should happen when schools
and societies would be ready to adopt the change.
question about curriculum development, O'Sullivan said the CIE was doing
it in partnership with the schools offering Cambridge qualifications.
a question about hue and cry in Punjab about a chapter in a biology
textbook on explicit intercourse, O'Sullivan said: "We are living in a
diverse world and we need to be sensitive to different cultural values
and perceptions that are suitable." Though the CIE was mainly offering a
mix of international qualifications, he said, it was also developing
curriculum and examinations for particular countries and identified it
developed curriculum and O' Level examinations in Islamiat and Pakistan
Studies for Pakistani students.
O'Sullivan further said the CIE
officials including their colleagues in Pakistan were constantly in
touch with Cambridge schools representatives and listening to their
suggestions and recommendations for improvement in curriculum and
examinations. He said CIE trainers were also regularly visiting Pakistan
and training local teachers besides extensive online training. "Later
this year, we will be making a significant change by establishing a
local training team that will be going to schools and offering teachers
training," he added.
Answering a question about apprehending
culprits who leaked the O' Level Islamiat and Pakistan Studies papers,
O'Sullivan did not identify those responsible owing to legal concerns,
but said the incident gave a good understanding to the CIE to improve
its examination security. Dawn
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PU admission schedule
Lahore: Punjab University's Examination Department on Thursday issued schedules for
submission of admission fees and forms for different examinations.
exams include Medical Diplomas including D.A, D.O.M.S, D.M.R.D, &
D.M.R.T, Part-II, annual examination 2012, and D.C.H & D.T.C.D,
annual examination 2012. Last date for submission of admission form with
single fee is 25-04-2014 while form can be submitted with double fee
till 28-04-2014. The commencement dates of the said exams are May 15,
2014. Detailed schedule is available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Univeresity of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) arranged a lecture
on "Role of Veterinary Graduates as Entrepreneurs" on Thursday.
to a press release, LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali delivered the
lecture in which teachers and students participated in a large number.
Syed Babar Ali spoke about various aspects of entrepreneurship and the
role of young veterinarians. Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business
Management Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad and Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science
Prof Dr Sarwar Khan were also present. Meanwhile, a delegation of
Denmark agriculture experts visited the UVAS and called on
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. The news
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Munnu Bhai donates personal library to GCU
Lahore: Columnist, poet and playwright Munnu Bhai has announced donating all his literary treasure to the Government
College University (GCU) as a token of appreciation for its contribution
to promotion of drama and literature.
Munnu Bhai, whose real name
is Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, made this announcement during his lecture at
GCU on "Responsibilities of Media in Democratic Society" on Monday.
will make my will and it shall be noted that my complete library,
including personal books, scripts, collections and all literary
material, shall go to the GCU library where students from diverse
backgrounds will benefit from them," said Munnu Bhai while appreciating
the university's system of preservation of books on scientific lines.
the students, he said, "I will give you all my books and personal
literary collections so that my heart always beats in your hands and my
eyes always remain with your eyes."
Munnu Bhai said the Pakistani
media was still in formative years and would grow mature with the
passage of time, adding that it played a tremendous role in raising
awareness among the people about the national issues.
the impression that the media was portraying a negative image of the
country, saying it was a mirror to the society. However, he said, people
just wanted to watch media reports in their favour, adding that
everyone should bear criticism without wearing the glasses of
favouritism or prejudice.
GCU Vice-Chancellor Khaleequr Rahman,
who chaired the event, termed Munnu Bhai a national treasure, saying the
GCU students and teachers had always learnt a lot from him.
"It is a matter of great pride for us that he posed his trust in the GCU for donating his personal library," he added.
VC told Munnu Bhai that the GCU Library stood tall among its peers on
account of its strong section of personal collections as more than
145,464 books had been donated by eminent writers, poets and scientists,
including Ashfaq Ahmed, Bano Qudsia, Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum, Prof
Qayyum Nazar, Kamal Azfar, etc.
Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed and senior faculty members were also present. Dawn
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Lahore: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Sunday claimed to have completed
distribution of textbooks in 2,107 partner schools of 11 different
districts in southern Punjab.
A PEF spokesperson claimed
that nine cluster centres were set up in Multan, Muzaffargarh,
Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Vehari, DG Khan and Rahim
Yar Khan to provide books to the partners. These books were provided
free to partner schools. The news
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