FDE summer vacation extended
FDE to extend summer vacation till September 13
Islamabad, Aug 09: Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will issue a
formal notification on Monday to extend summer vacation for the students
of Islamabad Model and Federal Government colleges and schools till
Talking to APP, Director General Federal
Directorate of Education Shaheen Khan said Minister for Education has
already announced extension in summer vacation for which the
notification will be issued.
She said now the students will not get the winter vacations of two weeks in December to make up for the lost time in summer.
decision to scrap the winter vacations will remove concerns of the
parents that children will not be able to cover the syllabus.
The summer vacation will be extended due to the Holy month of Ramazan and Eid.
teachers who went to their hometowns during vacation will benefit from
the extension as most of them would have to go again to their hometowns
for celebrating Eid if vacations are ended during Ramazan.
FDE announced summer vacations from June 18 till August 23. While the
vacation for the students from class one to class five were started from
June 7 due to scorching summer heat.
Usually, the students and
teachers move to their hometowns in vacation and return late even if
schools are opened. It is good as they could spend Eid with their
relatives, said a teacher.
The teachers said the decision to end
winter vacation will help them to complete the syllabus despite the
extended summer holidays.
Students are excited on the decision as
they will get extra time for completing their homework and for
preparation of Eid celebrations.
"we realu appreciate for this act of kindness"
Name: shafiq ahmad
City, Country: peshawarpakistan
"i have a queston to yuo the holidays is extended also in the schools of wah cantt reply must"
City, Country: wah cantt pakistan
"I am studying in BS(EE) in FAST-NU,Lahore Campus.My father is a business man and cannot afford my university duses.Kindly allow me for some scholarship."
Name: Muhammad Hassan Shahzada
City, Country: Chiniot,Pakistan
"i want to visit malishia"
City, Country: pakistan
"please answer must.is fbise board also announced holidays for wah cantt schools which are under fbise board?because some people are saying that in wah cantt which schools are under fbise board are considerd as a schools of cantt area.so they have no holiday after 15th of august.please answer must .it is really in need"
City, Country:wah cantt
"Has notice send 2 d colleges...?"
Name: AMNA RAASHID
"the summer vocation of fg adam jee road school ended time send me please"
"is these vacation are also valid in karachi"
City, Country: karachi,pakistan
"someone just tell me whether the holidays for ramazan is extended only for islamabad colleges or for rawalpindi colleges also"
City, Country: rawalpindi, pakistan
"plz clear to us that on which date federal board of education is issuing the formal notification about the extension of summer vacation. and also clear will this notice be for all the federal schools of Pakistan."
Name: tanveer ahmad
City, Country: multan,pakistan
"please tel me that summer vocation of federal goverment boys secondry school adam jee road is extended"
"I belong to Gilgit Northern Areas, I have done my B.COM from Punjab University in 2008,due to Financialy problem i could not continue my Eduction,i have keen interst to ge Study.sir if you give me a chance to meet my competence."
Name: Juma Mohammad
City, Country:Gilgit Pakistan
"Assalam Alaikum, I belong to Roringar which is known by upper swat and is called Jannat of swat.During flood our house is badely damaged and also our lands which were cultivated are also destroyed. In this situation, I want myself to be a candidate for scholarship owner. Thanks."
Name: NISAR MUHAMMAD
City, Country: Swat, Pakistan
"our schools are nt closed plzz government take notice on this ...i shall be vry thankful.....my school is rangers public school"
City, Country: pakistn lhr
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11th International Pure Mathematics moot ends
Islamabad: The three-day International Pure Mathematics Conference ended
here on Sunday. A large number of eminent mathematicians of the country
attended the conference. The conference was held here at the National
Centre for Physics, says a press release.
The mathematicians said
this is a regular feature of Pakistan Mathematical Society (PMS). The
subjects of psychology, economics, biology, statistics, computer
science, management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and many others,
cannot be studied and comprehended without the good understanding of
mathematics, they added.
"Numbers only have been created by God
else is the work of man" was remarked by some great Mathematicians. This
still stands true because many of the new and old subjects are under
the strong influence of mathematics.
The chief guest of the
concluding ceremony, Dr Masoom Yasinzai, vice chancellor of the
Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, said in his concluding remarks that
lack of funds has been the major hurdle in attracting the foreign
delegates. He assured that there will be at least 15 foreign delegates
next time when the conference will be held. He also thanked Riphah
International University for the consecutive support for the PMS.
congratulated Professor Dr Qaisar Mushtaq - the convener of the
conference - saying that he has been arranging the event successfully.
Professor Dr Abdul Basit, Chancellor of the Preston University, and a
motivating force in organising the conference thanked all the worthy and
national delegates. He congratulated the society on organising and on
the successful conclusion of 11th IPMC.
He said that it is a
great contribution in the field of Mathematics as 51 papers were read
out in the conference. He assured his continuous support to the PMS.
Finally he concluded with thanks to all the organising members of the
Professor Dr Qaisar Mushtaq - the convener of the
conference and President of Pakistan Mathematical Society - in his
opening remarks threw light on the struggle, history and activities of
the PMS. He explained the importance of Mathematics and said the private
and public universities should promote activities regarding
All the papers read out were in consistent with the
most modern researches carried on. The inquisitive audience shared the
intellectual talks of highranking mathematicians of the country and
abroad which opened new vistas of their heart and mind. The news
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FPSC denies jobs to 13 women applicants
Islamabad: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is
denying jobs to 13 women candidates on the 10 per cent quota reserved
for women from Punjab.
On May 22, 2007, the federal government
had announced in a memorandum its decision "to reserve 10 per cent quota
for employment of women to all posts across the board in the federal
government services, including CSS competitive examination, to be filled
by direct recruitment in addition to their participation in the open
The memorandum declares in clear terms that the said
quota is in addition to the posts that women candidates may obtain on
merit in competition with men.
However, the FPSC denied the
successful women candidates from Punjab their share of quota of 19 posts
reserved and assured to them in the memorandum.
The FPSC instead provided benefit to some male candidates, most of whom had not qualified on merit for any post.
"Men rather than women have become beneficiaries," said one of the 13 women candidates who applied in 2008.
The Supreme Court and the Lahore High Court gave judgments against the
FPSC on the matter, said another candidate. Yet the FPSC has not taken
any step to correct its mistake. Dawn
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HEC to take up non-provision of 22 MPs degrees with ECP
Islamabad: Non-provision of degrees of 22 elected representatives
would top the agenda of the meeting likely to be held on Thursday
between respective representatives of Higher Education Commission (HEC)
and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the sources said here on Sunday.
The sources said that HEC's focal person Rahim
Bux Channa vigorously took up the issue of those degrees that were yet
to be received by the commission in the first meeting held on August 5
and asked the ECP's nominated officer to ensure provision of these
degrees at the earliest.
"But despite assurance by the ECP's
nominated person in the first meeting no more degree has been provided
to HEC and the issue is going to be taken up again in the upcoming
meeting," the sources said.
HEC's focal person Rahim Bux Channa said that provision of degrees of all
elected representatives is necessary for completion of verification
process and "we would take up the issue again in the upcoming meeting."
He said HEC has so far tested 294 degrees out of which 246 were declared
genuine and 47 fake in line with the reports presented by the
respective universities while cases of 12 degrees were pending before
the courts. Para 3 (IV) of the policy guidelines issued by the ECP
verification is required in respect of "all degrees" submitted by the
members in their nomination papers.
ECP's nominated officer
Muhammad Afzal Khan has already said that all degrees of the elected
members as per their own declarations in the nomination papers would be
Rahim Bux Channa said they are trying to complete the
verification process as soon as possible but "everything is not in our
hands." To a question he said it is up to ECP whether it secures degrees
directly from the elected members or asks respective returning officers
who hold record of nomination papers.
One of the senior
officials of HEC told this scribe that an interaction between Chief of
the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and HEC Chairman Dr. Javed
Leghari has nothing to do with the verification of degrees. He said HEC
is trying hard from the very first day to speed up the verification
process and it would continue to pursue the same policy in the coming
HEC Executive Director Dr. Sohail Naqvi said there is some
unnecessary hype about interaction between the Army Chief and HEC
chairman as both of them were only present there due to a board meeting
of NUST. "We have a very clear policy about verification of degrees of
the elected representatives and we have been pursuing it from day one,"
To a question he said he cannot make any guess about
how much time the verification process would take, saying "we are trying
to complete it at the earliest."
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15 scholarships for flood-affected students
Islamabad: Fifteen scholarships for flood-affected students were
announced during the annual get together organised here by Quaid-i-Azam
University Alumni Association Pakistan.
Speaking on the
occasion, Murtaza Noor, secretary general of QAU Alumni Association,
highlighted the main achievements of the alumni since its inception. "We
have also initiated various programmes for welfare of the students of
QAU including need based scholarships and construction of social
sciences seminar hall," he said. He said that scholarships would be
awarded to the students belonging to flood affected areas in three years
in the disciplines of business education, international relations and
QAU Alumni Association President Sikandar Ahmed Rai
said that Alumni of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad are ambassadors at
large within and outside the country and are playing an active role in
developing goodwill for the university.
QAU Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai who was chief guest on the occasion
briefed the audience about different initiatives taken by the university
administration for faculty members, institutional development and
promotion of research culture. The news
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QAU hostels without power, water
Islamabad: Power supply to hostels of Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) has
been suspended for two days and students have also been facing water
shortage. Students told Online that power supply has been suspended in
hostels 3, 4 and 1 for the last two days, because of which PhD and M
Phil students have been facing severe problems particularly. Due to
power cut, the hostels have also run out of water. The students said
despite complaining several times to the authorities concerned and
administration, the problem remains as it was. In addition, due to the
recent rains, roofs of hostels have started to drip. They said that
university administration has pledged that they would get connection of
electricity from Diplomatic Enclave in order to fulfill the energy
requirements of the university. "But nothing has been done so far in
this regard for several years just. These are false promises," they
said. The students said due to cut of energy a lot of time is being
wasted. They demanded of the university administration and specifically
the chancellor, who happens to be President Asif Ali Zardari, to take
notice of the situation and order for permanent solution to this
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QAU Alumni holds reunion
Islamabad: QAU Alumni Association Pakistan organized an annual get
together of the university graduates belonging to various walks of life
here on Saturday. QAU Alumni Association secretary general Murtaza Noor
addressing on the occasion highlighted main achievements of the Alumni
since its inception and informed the participants that the association
has organized four annual dinners, Spring Gala; several get togethers
and published two editions of directory of the members. She informed the
gathering that the Alumni also initiated various programmes for the
welfare of the present students of QAU Islamabad including need based
scholarships and construction of social sciences seminar hall. She also
said that fifteen scholarships would be awarded to the students
belonging to flood affected areas in three years. app
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Only education can bring change in society: VC FJWU
Islamabad: Fatima Jinnah Women University has now completed its eleven years. In a
short span of time the university has grown exceptionally and has earned
a reputation for excellence in teaching and research nationally and
Prof. Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan was appointed
as Vice Chancellor of the university in March 2007 and since then she's
striving hard for the promotion of quality education in the university
as well as emphasizing on the tradition and values of our society.
our proud profile column we got a chance to speak to her candidly about
her personal achievements, aspirations and desires for the promotion of
education in the country. She answered each of my questions comfortably
and with great poise.
When asked how is Fatima Jinnah Women
University different from other universities, she replied that they are
not only giving degrees to the students instead the university besides
education is equipping them to become a productive and useful member of
the society. "In our annual art and craft mela which is held annually in
the university premises, we encourage the students to display their
products so that if they venture out with their product in the market
they have the experience of entrepreneurship, boutiques etc. We also
teach entrepreneurship in Business Administration Department. Besides
this, the students have to show voluntary work of 20 credit hours in any
field before acquiring a degree. It could be any voluntary work in the
field of health or education or any community work like educating
working class ladies, or community help like water problem or
sanitation. As an institution, FJWU has contributed immensely in nation
building and development by providing trained professional women as an
important human resource for all fields in various capacities. FJWU
graduates have been successfully working in all sectors and are
providing support and leadership to their families and communities. Our
students should understand that, this higher education that they are
pursuing through public university and availing state-of-the-art
facility is at highly subsidized rates through public tax payer's money,
they have to pay back through their community ownership and voluntary
work for the society. Moreover community work and internship are
compulsory degree requirement," she said.
She said that we have a
strength of 5,000 females who study now in the university and being the
women university it is at par with other co-educational system. It has
male faculty staff as well as visiting faculty staff who teaches at all
levels. We compete with other coeducation or male universities with same
strength. The university has its own day care facilities not only for
the faculty but also for the students who are married and have kids.
Education and health of the people are of critical importance in our
country and cut in educational budget is very demoralizing for the
universities, faculty and students. "It is a big setback because it is
only education that the steer us to progress. We have the highest number
of youth from 14 to 25 years of age whose basic requirement is
education. She suggested that education budget should be sustained,
instead of cutting it otherwise whatever that had been done earlier in
this sector would be wasted. Our hostel facilities and our new campus on
Chakri Road is drastically suffering because of the budget slash.
Currently we are in dire need of two overhead bridges on the main
university road as six of our students have met major accidents while
crossing the road," she said.
While talking about the
international collaboration with the university she said that FJWU has
been successful in attracting foreign qualified faculty with extensive
training and experience from different countries who make use of latest
pedagogical techniques for teaching the courses offered at the
university. "The university has an extensive information resource in
print and electronic media with a library that has a collection of more
than 35,000 printed books. The university also provides access to over
45,000 e-books and 23,000 international e-journals through HEC digital
library. It has state of art computer labs and laboratories. The
students of the Mass Communication started off with half an hour FM
radio station Voice of Women four years back. Now the air time has gone
to three hours and the range is now 26 kilometers. The radio station
broadcasts educational, entertainment and informative programs that
provides practical knowledge to the students. After acquiring the Mass
Com degrees students are hired immediately by commercial FM channels as
they have the on-hand experience of radio broadcasting. Six universities
are members of Educational Broadcasting Forum and FJWU is also one of
them. Dr. Saeeda Asadullah is multi linguistic and has proficiency over
six languages which are English, Urdu, Sindhi, Arabic, French and
Turkish. "When you learn different languages you are open to knowledge
thus creating an enabling environment for the faculty as well as the
students. For a vice chancellor it is important to create knowledge and
produce think tanks. We need to focus on research now. As a member of
Modern Language Association she revealed that a debate is going on in
the west nowadays that we need to 'publish or perish' but still we
should realize that what we are publishing and who is reading our
journals. We cannot bring about a change by criticising, instead we
should be more constructive. We should become a role model for our
students as we are constantly giving them silent messages," she said.
on gender equality she said that I don't have to be apologetic just
because I am a woman. "Islam gives me equal rights as men. In Pakistan
at least we have our own voice. Like in West it took quite some time to
recognize the value of women as they still indulge in domestic violence
and gender disparity. I am an optimist and believe in my youth. We have a
commitment to create knowledge and failure is not a failure if we learn
from it," she said.
The Vice Chancellor though lives with her
mother, a fully devoted daughter still finds out time for unwind. She is
a member of various organizations and finds time to attend their
functions. She loves to eat at home and has a strong penchant for
vegetables with broccoli being her favourite vegetable. Chicken roast
and fish are occasional treat for her.
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Students of Faiz ul Islam School excel in SSC exam
Rawalpindi: The students of Government Faiz ul Islam High School No 2 Shakriyal
showed good result in Secondary School Certificate Annual examination
announced by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi,
says a press release issued here Sunday. Waleed Murtaza got first
position in the school by securing 790 marks while Mohamamd Yaqoob and
Amir Shahzad got second and third positions respectively. The over
result of the Government Faiz ul Islam High School No 2 Shakriyal
remained 92 per cent. Twelve student passed the examination in first
division The news
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