Rawalpindi Matric annual examinations 2010
RBISE announces SSC annual exams date
Rawalpindi, Feb 18: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations of
Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will commence
from March 13.
On the directives of Punjab Board Chairmen Committee (PBCC), the
Punjab Education Department (PED) has issued a notification for holding SSC
examinations for session 2009-10 to all the eight education boards of the Punjab
Accordingly, intermediate and secondary education boards of
Rawalpindi, Lahore, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, DI Khan and
Sargodha would hold annual examinations from March 13. RBISE Secretary Prof
Humayyun Iqbal said in a statement that he had received the schedule for
matriculation examination from the PED.
The RBISE has failed
to issue SSC examination certificates to successful candidates since 2005,
complained the students talking to this news agency. The students expressed
their concern over the situation and demanded that the board issue them
certificates on urgent basis.
They said million of students having no SSC
certificate were facing problems, as the document was a requirement for job,
identity card and passport. They demanded that the Punjab chief minister take
note of that issue and direct the authorities concerned to mitigate their
problems. Daily times
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Parents want check on fees in private schools
Islamabad: Decent education is the right of every child but parents are at
a loss when they see private schools becoming money minting machines with no
regulatory framework to check fees.
Many schools charge fees, which only
the elite can afford. Such schools are charging fees in thousands of rupees and
that kind of sums gives a lot of parents anxious nights.
Parents say not
only the fees are high but these schools go on extracting money from their
pockets on one pretext or the other.
A mother of a child
Zeeshan who is studying in Roots School System said the school administration is
charging high fee and there is no relaxation for anyone. Besides, they extract
funds for several occasions, which is very hard to manage for the people who
hardly bear the fee expenses.
She runs a parlour to make ends meet and
has three children.
Sharing her first hand experience, she said that she
went to his son's school to get one-month fee waived off due to tight financial
conditions. "The school flatly refused to accept my request," she
Shamim, mother of a four children said no parents want to
compromise on the education of their children but prevailing price hike has
limited the options and one has to look for the institute charging less
Private schools are extracting fees which do not match with the
services they provide in term of education and environment and there must be
check on the fee charged by these schools. When a parent asked for his comment
on the performance of regulatory authority, she said it is good that the
government realizes that parents are getting rubbed up the wrong way. But
realization of an issue is not enough we want results of government actions, she
A mother, whose son studies in Beaconhouse School says she is
satisfied with the education that her child is getting. The boy studies in class
four and the school charges Rs5500 per month.
It is a fact that vast
majority of people cannot afford the fees demanded by the schools as the fees
increase by Rs1,000 every year, she said.
The difference between the
quality of education and expenses in different private schools create a sense of
deprivation among those students who cannot afford to study in better school,
The Islamabad Capital Territory, Private Educational
Institutions (Regulation and Promotion) Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) is
responsible for registration, regulation and promotion of the privately-managed
PEIRA (Islamabad) Chairman Atif
Mahmood Kayani said that the authority was formed in 2006 but the then
government did not give it the powers to keep check on the fees charged by the
Now a committee of the parliament is discussing whether
to give the authority powers to supervise the fee structure of schools, he
The authority is a welcome sign for parents who feel the financial
crunch and want somebody on their side when it comes to decisions on private
school fees and the facilities offered by the educational
According to the National Education Policy approved last
year, it is in the government regulations to encourage private schools to offer
admission and education services to 10 per cent needy but meritorious students
free of cost.
But have you heard of elite schools offering free of cost
education to a single student? Contrary to the law, the private schools do not
register with the regulatory authorities working under the provincial
These schools do not comply with the regulations rather
openly flout them.
According to the national policy document, registered
private schools often charge more fees than they are authorised to (the average
household annual expenditure per student in a private establishment is reported
to be four times greater).
Existence of isolated parallel systems of
public and private education in the country is a cause for concern as it creates
inequitable social divides. The news
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Technical issues delaying equivalence certificates'
Islamabad: Issuance of the Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE)
degrees' equivalence certificates to the Iqra Center for Technical Education
(ICTE) students by Punjab Technical Board (PTB) has been delayed due to some
'technical' issues, State Education Minister Ghulam Farid Kathia told the
National Assembly on Wednesday.
The ICTE is a constituent unit of
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
In response to a
calling attention notice, the minister told the House said that the PTB had
refused to issue certificates to the ICTE students with DAE degrees for not
clearing its examination.
He said the matter was sub judice and sought
guidance of Speaker Fahmida Mirza on whether or not to comment on
After the Chair directed him not to talk about issues raised before
the court, Kathia said the PTB granted affiliation to the ICTE until June 2010
making it compulsory for the DAE students to clear its examination but the
university conducted the examination and issued degrees to them without
consulting the board.
He said the PTB later refused to issue degree
equivalence certificates to the ICTE students and even withdrew the
institution's affiliation. APP
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Sports teaches discipline
Islamabad: The sports field teaches us discipline, camaraderie and
fairplay, said Qamar Zaman, former squash champion and vice-president of the
Pakistan Squash Association, while talking as guest speaker at the Beaconhouse
School System, Margalla Campus.
As part of the school's regular guest
speaker programme, the legendary sportsman gave an enlightening talk on
Pakistan's supremacy in squash, the training and requisite facilities, says a
He emphasised that Pakistan has no dearth of talent, and
motivated the students to be actively involved in the game and help revive the
lost glory that Pakistan once enjoyed.
The students specially enjoyed the
question and answer session with the guest and asked some interesting questions.
One student asked whether there is any other option besides hard work to achieve
grand success, to which a smiling Qamar Zaman replied that there are no
shortcuts to triumph.
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Dawah Academy silver jubilee
Islamabad: The four-day silver jubilee celebrations of the Dawah Academy
will start on Friday with special emphasis on activities related to the holy
month of Rabiul Awwal.
Addressing a press briefing on the celebrations
here on Wednesday, Dawah Academy Director Professor Dr. Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman
said that a Mehfil-e-Husne Qirat, Mehfil-e-Naat, Rahmatul-lil-Alameen Conference
and Seerat Conference would be held to highlight the true teachings of
He said that prominent personalities would participate in these
events, including Maulana Tariq Jameel, Allama Kokab Noorani, Dr. Raheel Abbasi,
Muhammad Shifa Najafi, Professor Sajid Mir, Hassan Mohuddin, Hafiz Muhammad
Idrees, Dr. Akram Chaudhry and Dr. Muhammad Ishaq Qureshi.
said the prominent 'Naat Khawans' would also participate in the event, including
Abdul Rauf Sufi, Rehan Qadri, Sabir Rehmani, Altaf Kazmi, Ijaz Rehmani, Hafiz
Noor Sultan, Rehan Habib, Khalid Hasnain and Dr. Junaid Nadvi.
that the Dawah Academy was offering various courses to promote Islamic values
among various segments of society, including journalists, medical practitioners
and students. The news
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