AIOU graduate level programmes results
AIOU to announce results on Feb 25
Islamabad, Feb 08: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will announce results up to graduate level programmes on
This was stated by spokesman of the University, Ubaidullah
Mumtaz, here on Sunday. He said that admissions for the Semester Spring, 2011
from matriculation to PhD level in all over the country are continuing. He said
that admission forms could be obtained from the main campus of University at
Sector H-8, Islamabad as well as from its 36 regional campuses around the
country. Last date for the submission of admission forms without late fee is
He said that computerized admission forms have been sent to
all the students across the country, in case of non-receipt, the students should
download the computerized admission form till Feb 15, from the website
www.aiou.edu.pk of the University or obtain it from the nearest Regional Campus
of the University and submit it with fee till February 25.
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B.Tech graduates suffer as status of degree undefined
Islamabad: Advancement in technology can bring revolutionary changes but the technology (B.Tech) graduates
in the country are deprived of access to higher studies, job opportunity in
public departments and promotions due to undefined status of their
Over 50,000 B.Tech graduates have demanded to establish Pakistan
Technology Council (PTC) for their registration, which can safeguard their
Talking to APP here on Sunday, Chairman of Pakistan Council of
Technologists Sheikh Javed said that a draft bill for the establishment of
Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) was forwarded to the Prime Minister in
February 2010, which was sent to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)
on March 3, 2010 for comments but it was still pending with the
The government had reiterated its commitment many times to work
for the promotion of technical education but the PEC had prohibited the
education ministry for establishing Pakistan Technology Council, Javed
Over 10,000 B.Tech graduates complete their degrees from different
institutes annually and start struggle for jobs.
"I have completed B.Tech
programme but there is no scope of this programme in Pakistan so I have decided
to go abroad and seek job," said Atif Malal.
B.Tech programme was
formally launched in 1973 and the then Ministry of Education was directed to
give status of B.Tech (Hons) degree at par with B.Sc Engineering/B.E degree,
according to the letter No. 15-29/73-Tech.
According to the letter no
PEC/4-P/QEC, the PEC stated that B.Tech degree would be considered equivalent to
B.Sc/BE and the same decision was taken in 9th inter-provincial ministers
conference at Quetta in 1986, 39th HEC meeting on 12-2-98, FPSC in its letter no
F4-89/2002-R but now the PEC is not ready to accept their status.
B.Tech holders study the same courses like engineers and are equally competent
but they have to struggle and file cases individually to recognise their degree
status, Sheikh Javed said.
The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has
refused to register technologists while different public departments are denying
to recognise their degrees, not giving them jobs. Those, who have already got
government jobs, do not get promotions up to Grade 16, he said.
Javed said the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is also not appointing
the B.Tech degree holders directly.
Most of the B.Tech graduates, after
completion of their qualification, move to other countries in search of better
job opportunities, he said. The technologists holding B.Tech qualification have
filed several cases in courts and got 17 decisions in their favour, declaring
their degree equivalent to BSc/BE but no decision has not been implemented so
The full bench of Supreme Court in Suo Motu Review Petition No. 52
of 1993 gave its verdict on June 05, 1995 in favour of B.Tech (Hons) (PLD 1995
SC 701), thrashing out the role of PEC.
But, the PEC in 2004-05 managed
the amendments by adding new clauses and definition of professional engineering
work and section 5A of Section 27 only to null and void the decision of full
bench of Supreme Court thus to interfere in the service matters and blocking
promotion channels of employees possessing B.Tech (Hons) degrees.
Akhtar, Associate Engineer NESPAK told APP that B.Tech holders are facing severe
difficulties due to unclear status of their qualification.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) issues equivalence certificate to the
graduates but the public departments refuse to employ them, he said.
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No check on schools without teachers
Rawalpindi: The future of children studying in government schools is at stake due to
non-committed teachers and lack of attention by the concerned authorities
towards the issue. Parents, who cannot afford to send their children to good
academic institutions, wonder what will be the future of their kids after
passing out from such institutions where teachers remain absent from duty for
six to seven months in an academic year.
According to sources, the
majority of teachers employed in government schools often remain on leave,
tending their personal businesses or tuition centres. They don't care as to what
happens to kids who come to schools regularly, as they get their salaries every
month without a problem.
When contacted Rawalpindi Division
Teachers Association President Saghir Alam, he admitted that the standard of
education in government schools was continuously falling because teachers were
not committed to their profession. He said that the majority of teachers remain
absent for months, but they get their salaries and other allowances regularly.
"Many teachers are on 'long leave' and some have even left Pakistan for jobs in
other countries, but they are still getting salaries and other perks and
privileges from the department. It is only possible with the full cooperation of
the high-ups of the department and school managements," he added.
When contacted Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Qazi
Zahoor-ul-Haq, he admitted that non-committed teachers were the main reason
behind dwindling standard of education in government schools.
"I have constituted special teams to conduct surprise visits to all schools in
the district to check the number of absent teachers. I have demanded full record
of teachers who are on 'long leave'. I would take strict legal action against
such teachers who are playing with the future of students," he added.
Muhammad Shabbir Qureshi, the father of a class 8 student, said that the
government academic institutions are running without any leadership. "The
government should take positive steps to improve standard of schools or close
down such institutions," he added.
Muhammad Noman Mazhar, a student of
class 10, said that his Mathematics and English teachers were absent for the
last two months and the school management did not provide them with any
alternative. "The teachers force us to join their private academies. There are
no toilets, no playgrounds, no drinking water and no teachers in my school," he
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Grammarians show their singing, dancing talents
Islamabad: The International Grammar School and College, F-11/4, held its Annual Talent Show,
which served as a refreshing break after an intense stress of examinations on
The occasion served as a platform for all those who wished for
their talent to be recognised. The performances were categorised into different
types, of which the most enjoyable ones were singing, dancing and standup comedy
shows. The event focused not only on the talent hidden within the walls of the
institution, but also catered to young people on a larger scale by opening the
competition to students of other schools in twin cities.
Faizan Khan and
Mian Abdullah Saeed, co-presidents of the IGSC Student Council, welcomed all
guests to the event.
The show was opened by an enthralling performance
by Aymen Sohail, a talented Grammarian from 'A' Level Second Year. Aymen won the
crowd over by the melodious tunes of songs such as 'Sain' and 'Lal Meri' which
he played on his electric guitar, a tribute to the 'Junoon' band.
second performance was a real surprise for the audience in which the hidden
talent of a debutante female vocalist came into the limelight.
Siddique, also a Grammarian and a student of 'A' Level Final Year, sang the
ballads - 'Am Yours' and 'Need You Now'. Moyez Ikhlas from 'O' Level Final Year
accompanied on the guitar.
Nkateko Phakula, an IGSC student from 'O'
Level Final Year, had the crowd rolling with laughter with his wit and humour.
It was followed by a spectacular break dance performance by Khyber
Manzoor and Saba Ahmed.
The stage was then taken over by students from
other institutions, who were delighted to have a chance to perform before such a
Faizan Mujtaba, a vocalist, and Subhan Naeem, a
guitarist; a solo act by Usman Ayub playing the acoustic guitar along with
singing; 'Raag' - The Band featuring Naqash Munir as the vocalist, Waleed Mirza
on the rhythm guitar, Abdul Qadeer on the lead guitar and Noman Samuel on the
bass guitar; and 'Jers' -The Band featuring lead vocalist Syed Zargham Haider
Naqvi along with Atif, and Kamran and Haseeb on the guitars also performed on
The grand finale of the show was a dance-off between
Grammarians and non-Grammarians, marking a memorable end to an entertaining
evening. The news
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