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FBISE, FDE at loggerheads over eighth class examination
Islamabad, Dec 20: The tug-of-war between the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and the
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) over the
commencement of examinations for class eighth has intensified, as the
officials of both institutions are determined to conduct papers under
their respective organisations.
According to sources, the FDE
and the FBISE are yet to decide as to which one of them would conduct
the examinations after the announcement by Federal Minister for
Education Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali Khan that the papers for class eighth
would be taken by the FBISE instead of the FDE. However, no written
notification has been issued in this regard.
FDE Director General Aurangzeb Rehman said that the examinations
for class eight would be taken by the Federal Directorate of Education
as usual. "We have had several meetings in this regard after which we
have decided to conduct the examinations under the FDE," he said.
however, maintained that the final decision in this regard would be
taken today (Monday), as the federal minister for education was busy due
to the arrival of the Chinese premier.
On the other hand, FBISE
Chairperson Shaheen Khan maintained that the examinations for class
eighth would be conducted by the FBISE, as announced by the education
minister. "This time the FBISE would conduct the examinations for class
eighth," she said.
Replying to a
question, as to why the notification in this regard could not be issued
so far, she said that the notification regarding the commencement of the
examination under the FBISE would be issued today (Monday).
ambiguity over the commencement of the class eighth examination has
caused panic among school administrations, students and parents, as they
are yet not clear, as to which department would conduct the examination
for class eight. Previously, the examinations for class eight and class
fifth were conducted by the FDE.
It is pertinent to mention here
that the schedule for the class fifth examination has been issued by
the FDE. However, there has been no development in the case of
examinations for class eight.
Meanwhile, the candidates for the
scholarship examination for class eight are also not aware of the
situation as usually they are supposed to submit their examination
papers in December.
The principal of a federal government school
requesting anonymity told this scribe that they have repeatedly asked
the officials of the FBISE and the FDE, as to which one of them would
conduct the examinations, but failed to get any satisfactory response.
"The most difficult task is to satisfy students and parents, as they
approach us to know about the examination-taking authority," she said.
further said that usually the forms for the examination of class eighth
were submitted in December, but they have neither received any schedule
for the examination nor they were aware of the organisation, which
would be conducting the examination. The news
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Online registration date for SSC exams extended
Rawalpindi: Keeping in view, the four consecutive off days, the Punjab
Ministry of Education has decided to extend the registration date for
Metric examination for the convenience of students.
The proper announcement regarding the extension of the registration was made here the other day.
extension has been made due to four consecutive off days and after the
decision of Lahore High Court in this regard. Meanwhile, Electronic
Government Directorate (IGD), the sub division of the Ministry of
Information and Technology, could not repair fault in software for last
Citizens of the capital are in trouble due to delay
in the issuance of computerized domicile; according to district
administration about 50 to 60 applications are being received daily in
District administration started work on the project
three months back to facilitate the citizens but unfortunately software
could not work for more than 10 days. The software is reportedly
outdated and the citizens are waiting for computerized domicile for last
three months. online
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HEC scholar completes PhD from France
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) scholar Uzair-ul-Hassan has completed his
PhD from Universite Paris Descartes, Faculte des Sciences Humaines et
Sociales, Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Dr. Uzair was awarded
scholarship for France under the scheme "MS/MPhil leading to PhD
scholarships for teachers of weaker universities." He had got admission
in Masters in Educational Sciences at Universit╚ Paris Descartes, Paris.
In 2008, he completed his Masters degree and began his PhD at the same
Dr. Uzair has completed his PhD in December 2010 and
was awarded tr╦s honorable (highly honourable) grade with felicitation
du jury (congratulations from jury). His research focused on how
inclusion is possible in ordinary schools in particular and in society
at large in Pakistan. His research, having exploitation of both
quantitative and qualitative approaches, was much appreciated by the
jury. Apart from completion of PhD in Social Sciences in a period of two
years, he also published an article in international journal and also
participated and presented his research work in three international
In 2009, he has won the Best Research Manuscript Award at the University of Alicante, Spain.
Plaisance, Emeritus Professor, Universit╚ Paris Descartes, and Felicity
Armstrong, Professor, University of London, UK, immediately after the
PhD defence session congratulated Dr. Uzair and advised him to
contribute and share his knowledge and skills with his university
students as much work was needed to be done in the field of Sociology of
Education in Pakistan. The news
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'Urdu needs scientific transformation for development'
Islamabad: For genuine development in Urdu language, government should select the right persons with vision to
prepare a group of linguistic experts, the way experts are groomed in
other fields, said Dr Attash Durrani, the founder and the head of Urdu
Informatics project at National Language Authority (NLA) here on Sunday.
"We prepare experts for business,
commerce, industry, science and technology, but not for our national
language. This task cannot be completed only with the literary figures,
heading the departments and authorities mandated to language
development, now the government should take on board the language
experts," he added.
He opined that only the literary meetings
and seminar would not serve the larger cause of Urdu language
development but there was need to work hard and on scientific bases, if
one wanted to see national language stand tall with other international
Durrani will retire from NLA on Monday (today) is the
author of several books and dozens of research-papers. He has devoted
his career to purely research and document the historic footprints of
Urdu as a centuries old language and its evolution, and the challenges
confronting Urdu to become a forceful language.
"If we are
genuinely interested in the Urdu language development we need to have a
national language policy based on the scientific language survey instead
of meaningless deskwork, " he mentioned.
"We have restricted
Urdu language since ages to only literature that is not more than five
per cent of the entire language, and have ignored 95 per cent of the
language body," said Durrani. He has been the flag-career of Urdu
language planning, development and management through out his career
that spread over about four decades including three with the National
Language Authority (NLA).
Durrani paved the path to explore the
synergy of the language and believes that the nation needs the Urdu
linguistic experts to further the progress in Pakistani Urdu, technical
Urdu, and Urdu informatics and Urdu terminology science.
have contributed what I could do to set the tone for Urdu language to
take it beyond a communication source for literature, and I have the
pride to having been played key role in initiating the Urdu informatics
that has made possible data processing in Urdu, and keeping up the Urdu
dictionaries and thesauruses, books and other documents online
accessible for the Urdu users and researchers across the globe", said
Dr. Durrani while highlighting is most valuable addition to the Urdu
language development. Daily times
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