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MA/MSc suppl exams from March 2
Lahore, Feb 02: The Punjab University on Tuesday notified that MA/MSc Part-II
supplementary examinations for 2010 will begin on March 2. Admission forms and fee can be submitted by Feb 14.
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Lahore: The PU on Tuesday declared the results of B.Pharmacy, Third
Professional, annual exam 2010, Master of Business Education, semester system,
session 2008-10, Master of Business Education, self supporting, semester system,
session 2008-10, Master of Arts in Education (secondary), self supporting,
semester system, session 2008-10, Master of Science Education, semester system,
session 2008-10, MA Education (Islamic), semester system, session 2008-10, MA
Education (Early Childhood), semester system, session 2008-10, Master of
Technology Education, semester system, session 2008-10, Master of Educational
Research and Assessment, self supporting, semester system, session 2008-10,
Master of Arts in Education (Secondary), semester system, session 2008-10,
Master of Arts in Education (Elementary), self supporting, semester system,
session 2008-10, Master of Educational Research and Assessment, semester system,
session 2008-10, Master of Education, semester system, session 2009-10 and
Master of Arts in Education (Elementary), semester system, session 2008-10. Dawn
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Exam schedule haunts primary students, parents
Lahore: The class five examination which started under the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC)
across the province on Tuesday has proved no less than a nightmare for innocent
Besides a hectic date-sheet, the innocent minds have been
exposed to unnecessary formalities at the examination centres, adding to
miseries of their parents too.
Nevertheless the "threat" of sitting again
in another examination to be arranged by private schools after the PEC exam has
also been constantly haunting the children.
The exam being conducted on a
uniform basis across the province kicked off with mathematics paper on Tuesday
while on the second day of the exam (today) the students will be appearing for
The first paper from 8:30am to 10:30am will be of Social
Studies, second of Islamiat/Ethics from 11:30 am to 1:00pm and Nazra Quran from
1:30pm onwards for Muslim students only.
On February 3, the students will
be tested in two subjects again including Science (morning) and Urdu (afternoon)
while February 4 will be last day of the exam with English paper
The tight schedule has put junior students under extraordinary
mental stress, a fact highlighted by a number of parents of the students.
Ali, father of a student, said his son was appearing
for the exam from a private school, adding that he was informed by the school
administration that after the PEC exam the students would have to take the
school's exam as well for final clearance. "This is illogical and ridiculous and
needs to be looked into by the Punjab government", he said adding, "It was
haunting the kids". He also complained about the tight schedule of the exam,
saying the date-sheet had also put the students under great mental
Explaining Tuesday's response from staff of examination centres,
another citizen, Athar, said his child was not allowed to take lunch box to
school and the aspect also needed to be addressed. He said proper guidelines
should be issued at the exam centres so that the kids did not miss their lunch
when appearing for two or more papers on a particular day like Wednesday (today)
when three papers would be held.
He also said many elite private schools
were not appearing for the PEC exams, exposing lack of government's control over
big institutions. "The policy should be uniform and apply to all", he added. We could not reach PEC Chief Executive Officer Naseem Nawaz despite repeated
attempts on his cell phone. An SMS was also sent to him but the officer did not
bother to reply. However, when contacted, PEC Operations Manager Malik Iqbal
Ahmad Awan said more than 2.5 million students from public and private schools
had been registered for the examination, adding that the turnout remained 98
percent which was a big achievement.
He said almost all elite schools,
including Beaconhouse School System, Lahore Grammar School (LGS) and City
School, were participating in the exam. To a question, he said being an
educationist himself he believed that students might continue study even after
the PEC exams for improvement. About the date-sheet, Iqbal Awan said it was a
policy matter and he could not comment on it and asked this correspondent to
contact the Education Department Schools Secretary. He said 11,600 exam centres
had been set up in Punjab while around 100,000 invigilators and exam staff were
performing their duties. When contacted, Schools Secretary Muhammad Aslam Kamboh
said the date-sheet was in fact designed for convenience of parents of students
as they had to drop and collect their children from the exam centres, adding
that they could not afford the practice for more days.
He said private
schools were projecting the aspect negatively, adding that easy subject papers
were being conducted on the same day. The news
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Probe body questions UoE teachers' removal
Lahore: A two-member committee formed by the Punjab government to probe the University of
Education row has found 'abrupt' termination of two senior faculty
members questionable. The UoE Syndicate, which is meeting on Wednesday
(today), will take up the inquiry report and announce a final decision.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Farhat Saleem had said that she sacked the two
faculty members over their unsatisfactory performance, non-compliance
and involvement in politics. She also accused Dr Shaheen Pasha of
Sources in the higher education department told Dawn
that the committee listened to the VC, sacked teachers, senior
officials, teachers, students, class representatives and security guards
and found a strong grouping between the acting vice-chancellor and Prof
Pasha. Prof Pasha was serving the university on a contract basis and
his contract was being renewed with a day's break for the last two
years. Dr Shaheen Pasha was selected through the selection board and was
completing her two-year probation for the last one-and-a-half years.
say the probe committee has asked the acting vice-chancellor that why
both senior faculty members were not asked to give an explanation or
served show-cause notices? The committee said what was the urgency,
which led the VC to take such a drastic action without completing
Sources say the committee found two groups in the
university – IT students supporting the sacked faculty members and
non-IT students supporting the vice-chancellor.
It is learnt that committee found no instigation behind students` protests.
a violent protest on the campus, the UoE chief security supervisor had
lodged an FIR with the Township police against Prof Pasha and 30
students. The university is closed till February 4.
The UoE row
was probed by two-member committee consisting of Government College
University VC Prof Dr Khalid Aftab and University of Engineering and
Technology VC Akram Khan.
The trouble at the UoE started when Prof
Saleem, who was given look after charge of VC's office on Nov 30 last
for three months after the expiry of four-year tenure of VC Prof Dr
Munawwar Mirza, sacked science and technology division director Dr
Anwaar-ul-Rehman Pasha and his wife Dr Shaheen Pasha. They were serving
on contract and probation basis, respectively. Dawn
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PEF plans to hire 25 IT subject specialists
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation would employ the IT graduates as
subject specialists for partner schools and 25 graduates will be hired in the
first phase, PEF Managing Director Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani revealed here on
During his briefing to Salma Abbasi, Worldwide Group Chairperson
and CEO, at PEF Boardroom, the MD said the PEF provided professional training to
115,196 teachers of different private schools during the past few years and
25,270 sessions were held in this regard.
Mr Wani said: "The training was
especially beneficial to the schools in backward areas where teachers lack
access to latest concepts of teaching and classroom management."
the rationale behind it, he hoped it would help broaden understanding of
information and communication technology in the poor students. Teaching in
clusters by the subject specialists programme would also be extended from 24
districts to 36 districts of the province, he disclosed.
Ms Abbasi said the
ICT could be of great help to a developing country like Pakistan to improve its
literacy rate. The ICT had made the distant learning easier, said she, adding
the students should be taught about the best use of technology even in the
Different programme heads also briefed her about the working
of their programmes and its impact on students. The nation
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Danish schools also to benefit the affluent
Lahore: Danish School System, a project of the Punjab government originally meant for the poorest of
the poor, will also cater to the affluent section of the society.
the Punjab Danish Schools and Centers of Excellence Authority Act 2010, the
schools would also reserve ten percent seats for the students capable of paying
their fee and other expenses.
However, owing to insufficient publicity
and misconception among the public about the project, only ten paying-students
could secure admission to Danish Schools, out of total enrolment of 660 in these
It is pertinent to mention that strict admission criteria is
being followed to ensure merit-based admission of the students, 90 percent of
whom include student from the marginalized section of the society with a
household income less than or not more than Rs 6000 ($ 70) per month. All such
students are being provided educational and boarding facilities for free.
At present, six Danish Schools are functional in two districts of
Southern Punjab i.e. Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan. The schools, situated at
Chistian, Hasilpur and Rahim Yar Khan, are six in number as each school has two
separate buildings and other infrastructure for boys and girls.
learnt that a total of 10 students have been admitted to Rahim Yar Khan (Boys
Campus) who are being charged Rs 15,000 per month, the amount the Punjab
government is spending on each child enrolled at the Danish
Danish School System, a brainchild of Punjab chief minister
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is being dubbed as 'the poor man's Aitchison' and
promises high quality education for the gifted children of the underprivileged.
According to the Punjab Danish Schools and Centers of Excellence
Authority's chief executive officer, Yousaf Kamal, modern teaching methods have
been adopted at the schools, including experiential learning and activity/
project-based learning. He said state of the art computer labs and libraries
equipped with latest facilities were being provided for effective teaching and
To a question Yousaf Kamal said the curriculum of the school
was designed in the light of National Education Policy, adding English medium
textbooks had been selected from the Punjab Textbook Board for the students.
It is also worth mentioning here that the Punjab government has been
facing criticism from different quarters for spending billions on Danish Schools
at a time when thousands of government schools lack basic facilities.
Another concern repeatedly highlighted in connection with the project is
the question related to its sustainability. There are those who believe that
with change in the government everything would collapse and the huge money spent
on the project would go wastes as every government has its own priorities.
'We are going to establish an endowment fund as financial sustainability
of Danish Schools is absolutely vital', says Yousaf Kamal. 'The schools should
not be left to either financial or political vicissitudes and they should have
sound financial backing to keep the initiative rolling and intact.' According to
him, the endowment fund would help Danish Schools function independently in
future without political influence. It would result in continuous education of
the underprivileged and vulnerable sections of the society, he added. The CEO of
the Danish Schools said that it would be compulsory for both the students and
teachers to stay at the hostels, adding a busy schedule of curricular and
co-curricular activities had been designed to improve personality and character
To a question, he said minimum educational qualification
for teachers was MA/MSc in 1st division.
Talking about little response
from those who could pay and study at the Danish Schools, the CEO said there
were misconceptions about the project, adding people were even reluctant to
believe that the schools had been set up. However, they have now realized the
situation and are quite confident.
He admitted that political circles
were now active to get those students admitted to the schools who could afford
expenses against 10 percent seats. He, however, said that all admissions would
be ensured purely on merit basis. The news
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