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AIOU extends admission date
Islamabad, Aug 28: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the date for admissions with late fee up to September 5, according to the director admissions.

The admission forms and prospectuses for all programmes from Secondary School Certificate (SSC) to MA-M.Sc are available from the main campus in Sector H-8, regional campuses and coordination offices. "The sale points will remain open on Saturday and Sunday," he added.

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AIOU to engage foreign experts for quality education
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will continue to engage foreign experts for enhancing its collaborations with international educational institutions to provide quality education to its students, said AIOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi.

He stated this in a workshop titled 'Challenges of Scientific Endeavour' held here on Monday. Thomas C. Nugent, assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Engineering and Science, Bremen, Germany, delivered the lecture.

The vice-chancellor said that the university is concentrating on providing access to quality education to poor masses. "We want to ensure that our students must be aware of latest achievements and developments in the field of science and technology with the help of foreign experts."

Faculty of Sciences Dean Professor Dr. Nowshad Khan and Department of Home and Health Sciences Chairperson Professor Dr. Nomana Anjum explained the initiatives taken by the university for the promotion of scientific education in the country. The news

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Stopped from hiring, HEC resorts to extensions
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Monday extended the contracts of Executive Director (ED) Dr Sohail Naqvi for another four years and Advisor HRD Prof Dr Riaz Hussain Qureshi's contract has been extended for another one year.

Besides, commission also approved Pakistan Technology Council to promote science and technology in the country.

Commission's meeting was held at HEC headquarter, under the chair of Chairman HEC Dr Javed Leghari.

A member of the commission, who participated in the meeting requesting not to be identified, said that during the meeting, HEC's ED case was presented in the meeting and members were briefed that contract of ED is going to expire on September 14, 2012, on the other hand there is a ban by the federal government on new recruitments, so contract of ED HEC, Dr Sohail Naqvi should be extended for another four years.

"Proposal was approved to assure continuity of the policies; however it was decided that if ban by the government will be lifted.

Contract of ED can be reconsidered," he said.

"Members were also informed that Adviser (HRD), Prof Dr Riaz Hussain Qureshi's contract is also going to expire at the end of the current month, so it was decided that his contract should be extended for one year. However contract will be renewed after every three months. Contract can be reconsidered, in case of lifting of ban on new recruitments by the government," he said.

Later, it was decided that Pakistan Technology Council will comprise of 20 members and the main function of the council will be to revise the curriculum of different courses introduced at university level.

According to media coordinator of HEC Murtaza Noor, Chairman HEC will be the controlling authority of the council and there will be members from Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Education and Training, Pakistan Engineering Council, two members from Industry etc.

Former Senator and member of the commission, Razina Alam Khan defended the extension of Dr Sohail Naqvi and said that he had offers from number of organisations and he could earn much more as compared to what he was getting from HEC.

"Dr Naqvi wants to serve the country and only that is why he has decided to stay in HEC. As far as Prof Dr Riaz Hussain Qureshi was concerned, he should continue his job as long as government would not lift the ban on new recruitments," she said.

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LUMS freshmen urged to try diverse subjects
Lahore: Lahore University of Management Sciences Vice-chancellor Dr Adil Najam has said the freshmen should try the diversity of subjects being offered by the university at its three schools.

Speaking to the newly admitted 1,007 students of Undergraduate Class of 2016 at LUMS Orientation Week on Monday, Dr Najam advised students: "Do everything; try out the entire buffet of knowledge".

He said LUMS was one of the few universities of Pakistan having students from far-flung areas like Zhob, Gilgit, Dipalpur and Layyah. He said almost 60 per cent of this class would be staying in hostels.

Complementing the academic excellence of the new batch, he said from the O-Level stream, 95 per cent students had scored 6 As and from the Matriculation stream, the average score of students was 91.5 per cent. He said the quality of the incoming class could be gauged from the fact that this year the yield rate of students to LUMS was 73 per cent one of the highest in recent years.

Dr Najam also stressed that besides scoring high in academics, students should also become good humans. "From now onwards, LUMS will define you and you will define LUMS so be the torch bearers of good values and ethics," he added.

LUMS Rector Abdul Razak Dawood urged the students to add maximum value to the four years at LUMS. He said Pakistan had no dearth of smart and talented people and the only need was right "Neeyat" (intention).

Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali said a part of the financial aid dispersed this year had been given by LUMS Alumni. "As you will also become Alumni one day, start saving today to support an intelligent student who can't afford to come to LUMS," he said.

The welcome session was followed by a tour of the campus for the new student body and their parents. A 'Department Fair' has also been organised, where numerous stalls and exhibits were put up by various academic and administrative departments and students societies at the university. Dawn

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GCU revives programme
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman has revived two-year Master's in Political Science programme to provide an opportunity of quality education to the students who have two-year bachelor's degrees.

GCU Syndicate and Academic Council approved the Masters programme. The vice chancellor said this was first Masters programme revived by GCU since MA/MSc was replaced by the BA/BSc (Hons) programme in 2007.

"The Masters programme is launched keeping in view our educational responsibilities towards nation, market demand and the dearth of opportunities regarding quality higher education for the students with two-year bachelor's degrees," Prof Khaleeq said.

Meanwhile, according to a press release, the classes at Government College University will resume from September 10 after completion of the academic year 2011-12.

A GCU spokesman said the university successfully followed its academic calendar throughout the year and would reopen for its students on September 10 after the summer break. The complete timetable and schedule for all classes is put on the GCU website for the convenience of students.The news

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