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FBISE HSSC Part I Annual Examination 2012 results

It's 50-50 as FBISE announces higher secondary schools' result
Islamabad, Aug 15: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Monday announced result of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part I Annual Examination 2012. The passing percentage was 49.87 percent.

According to the result document, 48,696 students had submitted their applications for the examination; however 48,095 actually appeared in it. As many as 23,985 students were declared successful. In pre-engineering group, 13,176 students appeared in the examination. There were 10,211 male and 2,969 female students. Out of them 7,281 cleared the examination, with the passing percentage of 55.27.

In pre-medical group, 9,352 students appeared in the examination. There were 2,411 male and 7,104 female students. Out of them 627 students passed the examination, with the passing percentage of 65.24. In science group, 9,530 students appeared in the examination. Out of them 5,336 were male students and 4,194 female students. Overall 4,825 students were declared pass, with the passing percentage of 48.53 percent. A very large number of students, 9,904, had appeared in the humanities group. Out of them 2,252 were male students and 7,652 were girls. Out of them 3,837 students were declared pass and 6,053 fail. During the process of the examination, 27 unfair means cases were reported and all the cases have been decided. A judicious procedure was adopted to decide these cases, said a spokesman of the board. Personal hearing was allowed to all concerned, he said. The FBISE has also posted the result on its official website www.fbise.edu.pk and students can also learn about results by sending an SMS in the format of FB [roll number] to unified code of 5050. Daily times

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Court to ascertain NTS exams authencity
Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) administration has initiated the process aimed at ascertaining the authenticity and criteria of the exam the National Testing Service (NTS) gives to candidates for recruitment in government sector organisations.

A senior IHC official on condition of anonymity said that the IHC administration had initiated the process because they are receiving a number of complaints on daily basis, in which the candidates say that despite securing highest marks in the test, the NTS did not call them for interview.

He said the IHC administration in order to ensure transparency in the recruitment of about 200 ministerial staff of the lower courts asked the NTS for taking the exam of the candidates.

The IHC administration had also assigned the testing body for conducting the exam for the appointment of judges of subordinate judiciary after some lawyers expressed reservations over the appointment process and challenged the shortlisting of the candidates for the slots of additional sessions' judges and civil judges, he added.

He said the complaints the IHC administration had received so far against the NTC exams revealed irregularities committed by its officials.

Fiza Batool, a candidate who had applied for the post of stenographer said that despite ignoring the candidates who secured high percentage in the exam, the NTS officials also charged separate fee from the same candidate who applied for the same post in district and sessions division "east" and "west"."For example I paid Rs800 for the posts of stenographer lying vacant at "east" and "west" sessions divisions but NTS authorities did not take separate tests and finalised their results for both sessions divisions on the basis of a single exam despite charging double fee," she said.

According to a district court official, around 8,000 candidates had applied for 200 posts of IHC subordinate judiciary and paid millions of rupees to the NTS.

He said there were 32 posts of stenographers, seven senior clerks, 81 junior clerks, 50 process servers and 24 peons, five bailiffs and three sweepers were lying vacant at sessions divisions "east" and "west", adding that the NTS authorities even charged exam fee from the candidates for the post of peon and sweepers and conducted the exam for them as well.

He said that some candidates had already gone into the litigation and the IHC judge not only admitted the petition for regular hearing but also linked the finality of the appointments with the decision.

IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on July 27 heard the petitions of some candidates who appeared in the NTS exam and despite securing high percentage were not called for final interview and adjourned the matter till September.

Bilal Khan, the counsel for the petitioners, told the court that the petitioners were shocked when they saw 44 candidates were called for interview on July 21, although 22 of them had secured less marks than what the petitioners had obtained.

The petition said that despite securing 60 to 70 per cent marks a large number of candidates were not called for the interview whereas in one instance an applicant who secured only 7 per cent marks in the test was issued interview letter.

According to the petition, the act of short-listing of the candidates was illegal and based on favoritism and nepotism and was against the Article 4 and 25 of the constitution which guaranteed the protection of fundamental rights and ensures equality of
citizen.

The petition requested the court to set aside the short-listing. It also requested for directions to the NTS for providing a fair opportunity to the petitioners for appearing in the interview for the posts they had applied for.

Professor Haroonur Rasheed, chief operating officer NTS when contacted said that the testing body is only responsible for conducting fair and transparent exam and the induction in any government department is the discretion of their respective
offices.It may be pertinent to mention that NTS reportedly conducted exams of millions of students and job seekers and earned billions of rupees. A female doctorate student in May this year also filed a complaint against the NTS in the Lahore High Court (LHC) in which she questioned the legal status of the testing body. The matter, however, is still pending in the LHC for adjudication.

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Govt college running on doles
Islamabad: Girls Degree College sector I-8/3 is the only college of the Federal Capital, which is working under the umbrella of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and is running through donations and aid of private personalities.

Besides, there are just 26 teachers for 700 students due to which teachers cannot give proper attention to students.

According to sources, the college was opened for political and bureaucratic scoring in August, 2009.

The then federal minister for education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani inaugurated this institution and regarded it a milestone towards
promotion of education in the country.

However, this institution is no less than a mockery on the face of FDE because without teaching staff and non-teaching staff/administrative machinery like ground men, chowkidars and drivers, no academic work was possible, even after the expiry of more than 3 years, sources said

The only motive of FDE administrators behind inauguration of this institution in an extreme hurry was no more than personal projection and befooling of higher ups.

The worst sufferers are the students and the principal who are continuously facing the music in the shape of criticism from parents and inability to perform their academic functions.

An officer of FDE requesting not to be identified, said no budget allocation in different heads has been made in the name of this institution to meet its running expenditures.

Even the utility bills are paid from the petty sum the institution receives as fee from a very small number of students.

Everywhere the prestigious principal of the college, Metlo Hamida Qais, seems begging for donations and college staff for the college. The discrimination with F.G. institutions should be stopped now, he demanded.

This correspondent was told that after its inauguration in 2009, academic work started with 7 teachers (all borrowed on request from other girls colleges) and 6 internees who were not trained enough to take regular classes without guidance from seniors.

Similarly, now there is neither a library nor a librarian, which is the best symbolic representation of a body without brain.

Ali Imran, father of a student said that he was not satisfied at all with the studies. "My daughter does not seem to have such intelligence and mental quickness as students of other schools have."

A teacher of the college, said that at present, 26 teachers are running the academic functions; 14 teachers on temporary duty from other colleges, 2 teachers are on deputation from provinces and 10 teachers from different schools.

There are complaints against school teachers' because it is difficult for them to meet demands of intermediate and degree level students.

There is one bus provided to the college but without driver and conductor, no female sweeper, no accountant and female accountant clerk, no laboratory assistant and laboratory attendant.

The borrowed non-teaching staff from other colleges include, only one chowkidar for this big building for 24 hours, one ground man, admin officer, head clerk, a clerk, a gardener, an attendant.

According to one reliable source, it was learnt that one generous elderly man, Haji Sheikh Jan, living in the neighbourhood to the college sent his gardener for doing plantation work, outside the boundary wall. Even levelling inside the campus has been done with his donation.

Nisar Enterprises have made a sick room for girls, and Muhammad Ali, Director, Strongman Company has provided a stretcher and a wheel chair for the sick room.

Another donor, Akhtar Khan has set a prayer-room for the girls. Principal approached Pak Korea Trust, which also donated 20 computers through Ministry of Minorities and late Minister Shahbaz Bhatti handed over the computers in 2010.

IMCG, I-10/4, IMS, G-8 and Margalla College have donated some science equipment for laboratories but the equipment was insufficient to establish laboratories.

So no science subject is offered. About 700 students are on roll of the college and only humanity subjects are being offered at intermediate and degree levels because practical facilities are not available.

A teacher of the college requesting anonymity said that Punjab University has refused to give affiliation to the college because the college does not meet the minimum criteria of sanctioned post of teachers, library, number of books, etc., due to which admission of students of the college have been sent through F-7/2, G-10/4 and Humak Colleges.

Professor Khalida Makhdum, Senior Vice President, Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA), said the slogans regarding promotion of female education are raised from every nook and corner but this is proof of the rulers and bureaucrats' indifference towards education.

Expressing deep concern on the plight of education in the country, she said, if this is the condition of an educational institution in the capital, what can be the condition of schools and colleges in the hardest hit areas.

Professor Yasmeen Bokhari, Vice President, FGCTA, said that this indifference for the cause of education on part of rulers and FDE has to be replaced with dedication, sincerity and will power.

She demanded that before the new session starts after Eid, the college should immediately assign posts of teaching and non-teaching staff.

The routine of continuous borrowing of teaching staff to pass time should be immediately stopped. It is against the interest as well as dignity of an institution.

Spokesman of FGCTA, Prof Tahir Mahmood said that FDE and Ministry of CAD should take notice of the condition of Degree College and assure solution of its problems.Dawn

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AIOU's 'Azadi Complex' to project Quaid Azam's rare photos
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University will construct an 'Azadi Complex' to project the rare photographs and documents to motivate the new generation to remember the sacrifices of the great leaders who rendered unprecedented sacrifices during Pakistan Movement and prepared them to translate its objectives into reality.

This was stated by AIOU vice chancellor while presiding over a ceremony in connection with Independence Day celebrations at the university on Tuesday. The entire cost for the construction of the complex will be borne by the university while the National Archives of Pakistan will arrange the suitable land for the complex.

The complex will be built at Wagah Border or near Minar-e-Pakistan where thousands of people visit everyday to pay tribute to their leaders and show their national attachments with the country, he added. The vice chancellor inaugurated the exhibition of Quaid-e-Azam's documents, photographs and hundred years' old newspapers of Pakistan Movement, arranged by the National Archives of Pakistan (NAP). NAP Director General Habib Ahmad Khan was also present on the occasion as chief guest.

The VC also announced to expand the university's network to each nook and corner of the country to provide quality education to the deprived section of society. A model study centre will be built at each district where e-learning facility and a laboratory will facilitate the students to have an easy access to the modern education system and the university's programmes at their doorsteps. He also distributed special awards to the dedicated and hard-working officers and employees of the university. The award consists of a certificate and cash given in recognition of their meritorious services for the development of university and making best possible efforts to ensure access to quality education to the needy students all over the country.

The AIOU VC also hoisted a flag at the main campus to commemorate the independence day of Pakistan. A colourful variety show befitting the occasion was also arranged on the occasion. The children of AIOU employees residing in the university's colony presented national songs and tableau, besides speeches highlighting the historic independence movement and sacrifices of their leaders. They pledged to follow the footprints of Pakistan Movement's heroes and make the country prosperous, following the dreams of thousands of workers of the movement.

AIOU Department of Pakistan Studies arranged the ceremony. Department head Dr Amanullah Memon highlighted the role of the AIOU in communicating the message of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other leaders to the young generation. The vice chancellor lauded the services of heads of university's various departments. app

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