Alumni associations at public universities
HEC plans alumni bodies at varsities
Islamabad, Feb 01: Following the example of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Alumni
Association, the Higher Education Commission in collaboration with QAU Alumni
Association is going to initiate a special capacity building programme for
activation of alumni associations at other public sector universities.
Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Vice Chancellor QAU, HEC and other academic circles have
appreciated the contribution of the alumni association and termed it excellent
example to be followed by other universities as well.
QAU and Alumni
Association have signed MOU to extend cooperation for the benefit of the present
and old students of the university. Through this MOU, it has been decided that
QAU Alumni Association would offer need-based scholarships to the students of
QAU Islamabad. QAU Islamabad would establish a separate head for such
scholarships. Any student who gets education at QAU from remote/hard areas of
Pakistan would be financially supported by QAU Alumni Association.
Alumni Association would also assist the students of QAU in career counselling
and job placement. Both the organisations would join hands to undertake
different welfare programmes for the benefit of present and former students of
In addition to this various joint ventures have also been
successfully carried out by both the organisations including need-based
scholarships (so far 25 scholarships have been offered), construction of
seminar/class rooms, Alumni Life Achievement Award/ Quaid-i-Azam, assistance of
earthquake victims 2005, development/strengthening existing facilities in
different departments, facilitation in arrangements of visits and meeting of
diplomats with QAU administration to initiate new development
projects/programmes, joint seminars, job fair, memorial reference and other
Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association Pakistan is a
non-political and voluntary organisation, which has been established by the old
students of the university to have a social and interactive forum and to work
for the welfare of the present and old students. The Association, since its
inception, has been actively contributing for the advancement of its alma mater,
QAU. The nation
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IIU to hold USWA elections on Feb 22
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) has decided to hold two-year elections of
the University Staff Welfare Association (USWA) on Feb 22.
decided by IIU Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik and IIU President Dr Mumtaz
Ahmad, here on Monday.
According to details a special committee has been
formed to supervise the elections with Syed Hassan Aftab Kazmi, additional
director admission of the university as its chairman.
Other members of
the committee include Ch. Muhammad Hussain, deputy director, Shariah Academy,
Hafiz Bashir Ahmad, deputy director, Dawah Academy, Syed Muzammil Hussain Shah,
deputy director, Public Relations, Muhammad Ijaz Abbasi, assistant director,
Noor Hussain, assistant director, Nuzhat Zareen, deputy director, Nosheen Syed,
assistant director, Rubab Fatima, assistant director.
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Workshop on module development concludes
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), in collaboration with the National Testing Service
(NTS), Pakistan, organised a two-day Consultative Workshop for Module
Development on 'Effective Test Item Construction Techniques.'
would be used for conducting countrywide trainings targeting university
teachers. The participants focused their discussion on issues regarding format
and structure of test questions, importance of psychometric considerations,
multiple-choice-item formats, technical item flaws, writing one-best-answer
questions, testing application of basic knowledge, testing application of
knowledge, extended-matching items; interpretation of item analysis results, and
establishing a pass/fail standard. The participants finalised content, delivery
style and other evaluation tools for the module. The workshop was attended by
teaching experts from various universities and departments including Dr.
Iftikhar-un-Nisa Hassan, Karakorum International University, Gilgit, Dr. Iffat
S. Dar, Expert Psychologist, Federal Public Service Commission, Dr. Mah Nazir
Riaz, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Frontier Women University, Peshawar, Dr.
Rukhsana Kausar, Chairperson Department of Applied Psychology, University of the
Punjab, Lahore, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed, University of Management Technology, Lahore,
Fida Hussain, Director General, HEC Regional Centre, Karachi and Saima Naurin,
Project Director, HEC Islamabad. Murtaza Noor, Project Manager (Social Sciences
and Humanities) HEC and Rana Riaz Saeed, Senior Manager, NTS coordinated the
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Calligraphy exhibition held at FJWU
Rawalpindi: A calligraphy exhibition was arranged by the Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah
Women University (FJWU), here on Monday. The students of master's programme
displayed Arabic calligraphy. FJWU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda
Asadullah Khan inaugurated the exhibition. She said that students had proved
that they are able to discover their efforts and talents. Department of Islamic
Studies In-charge Masooma Batool, Department of Communication and Media Studies
Chairperson Dr. Shamim Zaidi and Department of Mathematics Chairperson Dr.
Suryyia Jabeen visited the exhibition and appreciated hard work of students.
They also appreciated the course instructor, Sumaira Munawar, as well as faculty
and staff of the department. The news
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