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Punjab University BA, BSc result 2011 : Girls top

Girls bag top honours in BA/BSc exams
Lahore, Aug 15: The Punjab University (PU) on Friday announced results of BA/BSc Annual Examination, 2011, with overall pass percentage of 34.09.

Girl students outperformed boys as the top positions were clinched by them not just in BA exam but also in the BSc exam this year. A total of 153,688 candidates had appeared in the exam and only 52,396 were declared successful. A ceremony in honour of the position holders was also organised at the Punjab University's Faisal Auditorium at New Campus here on Friday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest of the ceremony while Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Additional Controller Ahmad Ali Chattha, Treasurer Dr Uzma Ikram, senior faculty members, high achievers, their parents and principals of the respective colleges were also present.

It is pertinent to mention here that this year all the three top positions in BSc have been clinched by female students. In the BA exam, the first position was again clinched by a female student while second and third positions were grabbed by male students.

In the BSc exam, Rida Arshad of the Government College for Women, Toba Tek Singh, roll number 148484, clinched first position by securing 682 marks out of total 800 marks. Arfa Waseem of the Superior Science College, Satellite Town, Gujranwala, roll number 027838, stood second with 677 marks while Sadia Parveen of Al-Beruni Government College, Pind Dadan Khan, roll number 112515, bagged third position with 668 marks.

In the BA exam, Iqra Abbas, a private candidate, roll number 079243, from Shahdara, Lahore, grabbed first position by securing 668 marks out of total 800 marks. Muhammad Zahid Zaheer Iqbal, roll number 137185, a private candidate, from Bahawalpur district stood second with 665 marks while Muhammad Hamza, another private candidate from Shadbagh, Lahore, roll number 095709, stood third with 664 marks. The position holders were awarded cash prizes of Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 65,000 for first, second and third positions respectively in the BA/BSc exam 2011 by the PU vice chancellor while he also presented shields to the principals of the colleges of the position holders.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said educated nations were powerful and urged the Muslims to realise the value of education. He said America spent seven percent of its GDP on education whereas Pakistan even did not consume two percent of its GDP.

He urged the rulers to allocate at least four percent of GDP for education. He said Pakistan was the only country which could change the lines of history. He said Pakistani students had a lot of talent but unfortunately there was nobody who could put them to right track.

He asked the students to read Allama Iqbal. Discussing about the increasing number of female students in graduation, Dr Mujahid Kamran said the PU had carried out a survey and according to initial results boys could not complete their studies due to financial constraints whereas girls were ambitious to go forward. The news

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4 colleges 'boast' of nil results
Lahore: Four colleges have shown zero per cent results in the BA/BSc annual examinations 2011 as none of their candidates could get through the exam.

A result notification reveals that the Shiblee College of Commerce, Kohinoor Town, Faisalabad, sent the examination form of only one candidate; the Garrison Science Degree College for Boys, Lahore Cantt, 11 candidates; Government Degree College,

Basirpur, Okara, four candidates; while Government Jinnah Islamia College, Sialkot, 13 candidates.

The result notification also shows that six colleges have also shown less than 10 per cent results. They are: Government College, Gojra, (9.35 per cent); Government Degree College, Murree, (8.82 per cent); Government Degree College, Zafarwal, Narowal, (9.09 per cent); Government College, Pindi Gheb, (9.09 per cent); Government Degree College, Sharaqpur Sharif, Sheikhupura, (9.09 per cent); and Government College, Tandlianwala, (4 per cent).

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Suppl in October
Lahore: The Punjab University has announced that the BA, BSc (supplementary) examinations for 2011 will be held in the second week of October.

The university will receive admission forms for the supplementary examination till Aug 27.

The university has also announced that the BA/BSc annual examination for 2012 will be held in April-May 2012. It will receive admission forms for the annual examination till Oct 20. Dawn

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100,000 laptops for students: CM
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that 100,000 laptops would be distributed among the high achiever students in a transparent manner.

He said the programme would leave a far-reaching impact on the education sector and provide an opportunity to the students to benefit from the latest technology in their academic pursuits and research. He also issued instructions for setting up a committee, headed by chairman Planning & Development, to evolve a strategy in this regard while keeping in view all aspects of the project.

He was presiding over a meeting regarding distribution of computers among talented students.

The chief minister said the aim of the national progress and prosperity could not be achieved without imparting the latest education to the new generation and in view of this fact, the Punjab government was attaching top priority to education sector. He said revolutionary measures had been taken for promotion of quality education as well as information technology in the province. Shahbaz said that not only the best companies had been selected for supply of laptops but the companies would also be responsible for their maintenance and after sale service. Issuing instructions for setting up a committee, headed by Planning & Development chairman, the CM said the committee should set a timeline within seven days regarding the implementation of the project so that it could be started as early as possible. He said the Punjab government is making heavy investment in this programme, therefore, the committee should negotiate with the companies interested in the supply of laptops regarding their price and other matters and ensure that top quality laptops are purchased at reasonable rate.

Shahbaz said the project of setting up IT labs in more than 4,000 schools of the province had been completed transparently in a record period of time and now hundreds of thousands of students from Attock to Rahimyar Khan were benefiting from modern technology and gaining latest information about the changing world. Similarly, he said, the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund had been set up first time in the country's history to help such talented students as were facing financial problems to continue their academic activities. He said scholarships were being given from the fund not only to the students of Punjab but also of other provinces.

Chairman Information Technology Board Dr. Javed Abdul Ghani gave a detailed briefing regarding various aspects of the project.

Earlier, the Punjab Information Technology Board chairman while giving a briefing regarding the programme said about provision of connectivity campus "hot spots" in selected colleges/universities. He said a number of meetings with the Planning & Development chairman and officers of the departments concerned had been held to consider the procedure of distribution of laptops, selection of students and other matters.

He also threw light on various proposals with regard to connectivity of laptops with internet. The chief secretary, chairman Planning & Development, secretary Higher Education, secretary Schools, chairman Punjab Education Foundation, vice-chancellor Punjab University, chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore, chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council, chairman Punjab Youth Council and IT experts were present in the meeting.

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Distinction
Lahore: Muhammad Osama Tarar secured distinction by securing four straight A's in A level examination of the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

He appeared in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economic and got A's in all the subjects.

Osama earned 10 straight A's in O level examination and had been a topper throughout his schooling.

He is son of Col (R) Muhammad Safir Tarar, former Regional Director ISPR Lahore and former Director Public Relations Wapda. The news

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City School launches campaign to clean up city
Lahore: A four-day campaign aimed at cleaning up various parts of the city by The City School to celebrate Independence Day, titled "Lets Bin It!", kicked off on Thursday evening.

On the first day of the campaign, students of The City School visited different areas of Defence Housing Authority in a carnival float and encouraged the public to sign a pledge, stating that they would stop littering. They also distributed bags, badges and car stickers.

City School Regional Director Michelle Amir said that this four-day campaign, organised by The City School in collaboration with Waste Busters, was aimed at creating awareness regarding the dangers caused by littering and to inculcate a sense of civic ownership and responsibility amongst the general public.

Michelle said that the students would engage with and motivate the general public to act as responsible citizens and would pick up litter from the areas they visit. The City School has invited celebrities, government officials and media personnel to attend the event. She said that Carnival Float would visit different places around Lahore, including Defence Housing Authority, Fortress Stadium, Shami Road, Cavalry Ground, Firdous Market, Liberty Market, Gulberg Main Boulevard, Sherpao Bridge, Jail Road and Shadman over these four days, completing its route at The Mall of Lahore. The campaign would continue till August 14. Daily times

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Campuses reopen
Lahore: The public sector educational institutions across the province will reopen after annual summer vacation on Monday (today).

Though most of the private institutions will reopen in September after Eidul Fitr, a large number of private schools follow the government schedule. The Punjab government had announced reopening of schools on August 15. There were widespread speculations that the government might extend the summer break on the pressing demand of students, their parents and teachers till September, however, this could not happen.

It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab School Education Department had also opposed any move to extend the annual summer vacation in a summary moved to the Punjab chief minister.

The department had informed the CM that if the summer break was extended, the schools would be unable to complete academic year of 210 days which was mandatory under education calendar of the Punjab government. The Schools Department officials argued that there was no reason to extend summer break, adding that in Sindh province where weather was slightly hot as compared to Punjab, the schools had already opened after summer vacation on August 1. They also argue that the private schools not following the government schedule would face problems in connection with completion of 210 academic days as per the education calendar.

According to sources in the department, a controversy was likely to erupt over the summer vacation schedule as many private schools would not reopen on August 15. They informed that the department had not chalked out any plan to enforce the government's notification.

EDO Education Lahore Pervaiz Akhtar, confirming reopening of schools from August 15 (today), said it was unfortunate that people were spreading rumours that the government had extended the summer vacation. The news

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