Allama Iqbal Open University postgraduate final exams 2009
AIOU postgraduate examinations, semester Spring 2009
Islamabad, Dec 08: The final exams of all postgraduate programmes of Allama Iqbal Open
University for the semester Spring 2009 will start from today (Tuesday) around
the country simultaneously.
This was announced by Controller Exams AIOU
Hafeez-Ullah, adding that the roll number slips have already been dispatched to
all eligible and enrolled students at their given addresses by the postal mail
All those students who have not received their roll number
slips so far are advised to contact the nearest regional office of the
The facility of downloading the roll number slips is also
available on the website www.aiou.edu.pk of the University, however, for entry
in examination centres using web based roll number slips, a student has to
produce his/her CNIC issued by Nadra or any other valid document bearing his/her
photograph due to the prevailing security scenario.All students are also
advised in their interest to read the instructions
mentioned on the roll
number slips carefully before entering the examination centre.
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Attention towards female education
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is amongst the four mega
universities in Distance Learning Education System around the world, said Prof
Dr Mehmood-ul-Hassan Butt, Vice Chancellor AIOU.
Talking to a delegation
of Swedish journalist, writer and renowned poet Peter Curman here Monday, the VC
said AIOU is not only spreading education but also creating knowledge for the
sake of introducing a positive identification of the country at national, social
and international levels.
"It's one of the qualities of this University
that it has 52 per cent female students and it gives more attention towards
female education for the reason that male education benefits only one person
while the education of a female benefits the whole family," he said.
said more than 200 theses of MPhil and PhD have been written so far by scholars
under the supervision of Department of Iqbaliyat, adding that poets and writers
are the assets of society because they struggle by their skills for decreasing
the distance between different nations and societies and give the real shape of
'Global Village' to social conception.
Peter Curman, the Swedish poet, is
one of the few writers who played his role in the closing in of the west and
east with each other by his skill, highlighting Pakistani culture and literature
in his books which is the reflection of his affection with the people of
Peter Curman said AIOU has risen with optimistic identification
and is serving the country in the education sector more than other educational
Renowned intellectual from Karachi Prof Dr Muhammad Ali
Siddiqui said the poetry of Peter Curman is different from other western poets,
comprising topics relating to human beings.
Dean Faculty of Social
Sciences Prof Dr Abdul Hafiz, Chairman Department of Pakistani Languages
Prof Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javed and Chairman Department of Mass
Communication Dr Abdul Siraj also addressed on the occasion.
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Security measures in place at educational institutions
Rawalpindi: On the directives of the Punjab government, the local city
administration has taken strict security measures to prevent any terror attack
or suicide bombing in the provincial educational institutions.
Education Officer (Colleges) Ulfat Mahmood Janjua said that in all
there are 65 colleges in the Rawalpindi Division. Punjab Chief Minister Mian
Shahbaz Sharif has issued special directions for taking strict security measures
in provincial educational institutions and even private academic institutions in
the Rawalpindi district and division.
Following the directives, the
commissioner Rawalpindi implemented the orders which include increasing the
height of boundary walls by eight feet, appointment of security guards with
required arms and ammunition, metal detectors and help of police.
Punjab government has allocated no special fund for this purpose and the
concerned administrations have been asked to meet the security expenditures from
the funds allocated annually to them.
The height of the walls have been
raise to eight feet while outsider is allowed to enter in the premises of the
educational institution, Ulfat Janjua said.
Only the parents and
guardians are allowed to pick and drop their children. The students are not even
allowed to go out of school during break time, informed the concerned
headmasters of their schools functioning under the Punjab government.
official in the office of the Executive District Officer on condition of
anonymity said that principals and managements of the private
institutions like Beacon House, City School etc. have also been issued necessary
directions for adopting measures for the safety and security of the students.
The EDO as well as the commissioner conduct surprise visits to both
public and private institutions to monitor the security
Meanwhile, the parents whose children are studying in
federal government schools in Rawalpindi Cantonment have expressed their
dissatisfaction over the concerned management for not adopting measure for the
safety and security of their children.
On condition of anonymity, a
resident of Tariqabad said that his children study in FG School,
Lalkurti. The management has not taken any security measures for the safety of
the school children, he alleged.
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27 students received gold medals
Islamabad: In recognition of their excellent performance in Secondary and
Higher Secondary School Certificate Examinations, 27 students studying in READ
Foundation and public sector schools were awarded gold medals here on Monday.
The medals were given during the second Academic Excellence Awards
ceremony of READ Foundation, held in coordination with Procter and Gamble
(P&G) Pakistan under its global corporate cause of 'Live, Learn and
Jubilant students, excited parents, teachers and principals from
accomplished schools, government officials, and representatives of donor
agencies, INGOs as well as corporate sector attended the ceremony.
Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, while speaking on the occasion
as the guest of honour, lauded READ Foundation for its tremendous contributions
in the education sector, especially in the improvement of access and quality of
education in far-off and hard-to-reach rural areas, and for its initiative of
instituting academic recognition awards at high school level.
He said the
state government has allocated a significant budget for 2009-10 and is committed
to allocating its best resources in the coming years for alleviating the
education sector to its best. The AJK government strongly approves the role of
the private sector in socio-economic development and encourages civil society,
NGOs and corporate sector as well as media to come forward and help the
government in realising its plans of raising the standards of education at all
levels and making education accessible to common people at their doorsteps, he
The AJK prime minister said he was delighted to see that 50 per
cent of the award recipients hail from economically-challenged rural areas of
AJK that were badly affected in the 2005 earthquake. He also announced Rs100,000
cash award for Mehtab Ahmed of READ Foundation School Charohi who secured first
position in the SSC Examinations of the board.
"At the same time, I feel
it pertinent to emphasise that academic success alone does not assure anyone of
success in life. We aim to nurture students who will come out of our education
system, equipped not with textbook or prepared answers but with readiness of
mind that they need to take on the world," he said.
Officer READ Foundation Mahmood Ahmed expressed immense pleasure over the fact
that the Foundation, as one of the largest educational NGOs in Pakistan, is
steadily translating its slogans into action by providing equal opportunities of
quality education to every child, with continuous wide-range support of its
individual and institutional partners and the communities it serves.
paid homage to the teachers for their devotion and commitment towards the
development of future leaders and to their professionalism and excellence that
has inspired students to excel.
"It was a great experience studying in
READ Foundation School. I learnt valuable knowledge and values galore, with an
emphasis on understanding rather than simply recalling facts," said Mehtab
Ahmed, a READ Foundation student who received the award of the first position
holder in AJK Board's secondary school examination.
Foundation Muhammad Fayyaz Khan in his welcome address said the Academic
Excellence Awards were started in the year 2008 to recognise the academic
accomplishments of students at various levels. He said the students, being
recognised today, present some of the finest examples of how READ Foundation is
fulfilling its mission of building futures through quality-oriented, purposeful
and value-based education and training. The news
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Killings of students
Nasirabad: Murders of students from Balochistan at educational
institutions in Sindh is matter of grave concern for the Baloch and Sindhi
nations because both the nations are suppressed whose resources and coast are in
the control of unseen forces.
These views were expressed by former President
National Party Dr Abdul Hayee Baloch while speaking with Correspondent after
offering condolence with relatives of Niaz Baloch a student who was killed in
Tando Jam University.
He said killing of our students in Sindh Educational
institutions is matter of concern for us. Establishment has destroyed our
education by capturing resources and coast of Balochistan and pushed people into
dark while on the other Balochistan students are killed in Sindh institutions.
Both Baloch and Sindhi are suppressed nations and killings of students is matter
of grave concern for them. Non arrest of killers of Niaz Baloch is failure of
His murder is a tragic incident and we strongly condemn it. He
said Sindh government should immediately arrest killers of Niaz Baloch and
provide justice to the affected family.
He asked Federal government particularly
government of Balochistan should take immediate step for arrest of killers
otherwise people would not sit silent. PPI
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