The British Chevening Scholarship 2011-12
Chevening scholarships announced
Islamabad, Feb 13: British Council
has announced 'The British Chevening Scholarship 2011-12' for the Pakistani
The scholarship are for one-year post-graduate study in the
United Kingdom, an official of British Council said here on
He said the scholarship are fully funded that cover tuition fees
for most of the courses (12,000 pounds), a monthly stipend, allowance and air
The fields of study are Security and Counter Terrorism,
Governance and Democracy, Regional Stability and Conflict Resolution, Media and
Communication, and Economic Growth, he added.
The applicants must have
command over written and spoken English and a minimum of three-year experience
in the related subject to qualify for the scholarship.
are not eligible for the scholarship,
he added. Complete application
forms must be filled in online by March 21.
"i want to abroad for study, n i have experience of 2 year in my field,plz contect me if u think i m eligible to go,"
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan
"I m Fresh Grad Engineer with no Experience.. Tell me if I m eligible For this"
"i am fresh graduate if a am eleagibal that scholorship plz replay me"
"I want to go London after my intermediate exams.. Is there any scholorship for it?"
Name: Maheen Rehman
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
"i m doing BBA(HONS) and i have need a finance if any scholership plz"
Name: Noor wali khan
City, Country: d i khan pakistan
"i have completed my master degree in Computer Science. now i want to go abroad for MPhil in computer science if i am eligele to scholarship then contact me!Thanking"
Name: nazia daud
City, Country:Rawalpindi, Pakistan
"i have got master degree in mathematics on regular semester system from uos now i want to do m.phill from british please connect me if i m elligible on scholarship basis . i have also got certificat in ms office from autherized institution and have 3year experience in math teaching in high section"
Name: kashif mehmood
City, Country:sargodha , pakistan
"i am a pharmacist having 6 years experince in NGO i want to know that in which sector i can apply?"
City, Country:karachi pakistan
"I m M.A in English. I m lecturer in English. I have 15 years of teaching experience, at HSC level. please consider my services if they be found suitable to your need.. thanks."
City, Country:Mirpurkhas, Pakistan
"i am fresh graduate from karachi university i think i need this scholarship please contact me sir SIR I AM A STUDENT KARACHI UNIVERSITY I WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP. I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY AS WELL AS I WILL SHARE ABOUT MY COUNTRY IN THOSE TOPICS WHICH YOU GAVE ABOVE IF U WANT TO MAKE ME PART OF THIS PROGRAM SO U CAN EMAIL ME THANK U"
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HEC degrees verification process
Islamabad: Any visible 'movement' is yet to be seen to ensure verification of degrees of over
350,000 federal government employees till April 4 announced by the prime
minister, reliable sources told this scribe here on Saturday.
said at first the Establishment Division was entrusted with the task to initiate
the degree verification process, but now the Cabinet Division has been asked to
take responsibility of this daunting task.
"The Cabinet Division has so
far not contacted any official of Higher Education Commission (HEC) or issue any
kind of directives to make it clear that when and how the process of degree
verification would start in line with the directives of the prime minister," the
The sources said keeping in view the experiences during
the verification of degrees of lawmakers the federal government should have
started verification of degrees of the federal government employees on war
"The current situation shows that even it would be difficult to
collect over 350,000 degrees, let alone their verification within the announced
deadline," the sources claimed. An official said heads of respective departments
would be responsible to collect degrees of their employees, but it is not clear
whether they would submit it to the Cabinet Division or directly to HEC that
would have mandate to verify these degrees.
He said there should be a
clear-cut procedure and every thing should be made clear to avoid confusion or
confrontation in the middle of the process that happened when HEC got engaged to
verify degrees of the lawmakers.
He said Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani
has announced an ambitious deadline, but the concerned authorities are yet to
show any kind of enthusiasm to honour his announcement.
The sources said
HEC would make special arrangements to ensure swift and smooth verification
process, but timely provision of degrees would be one of the big hurdles for its
HEC's focal person Rahim Bux Channa confirmed to this
correspondent that they have not received any written directives from the
Cabinet Division to initiate verification of degrees of the federal government
"We have just heard about it, but never received any
directives so verification of degrees would start when we would be asked to do
so," he said.
He said they would adopt a clear stance and ask the
relevant authorities that all the federal government employees should submit
their original certificates because they would not accept photocopies of
Secretary Establishment Division Abdul Rauf Chaudhry said that they received written directives from the prime minister, but now
they have been asked to keep away from verification process, as the Cabinet
Division would take steps for verification of degrees of the federal government
employees. The news
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HEC for taking action against incomplete PhDs
Lahore: The Higher Education Commission has again directed the heads of
government universities to take action against those teachers who have yet not
completed their PhD degrees.
It is to be noted here that Prof Safdar Ali
Sherazi of Department of Geography, Punjab University has simultaneously took
admission in PhD at Karachi University in 2006 and teaching at PU's Geography
Department at the same time. The nation
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Bilingual debate contest held at AMC
Rawalpindi: An Inter-city Bilingual Declamation contest was held at the Army Medical College
(AMC) Auditorium with an interesting list of topics for debate, both in English
The hall was packed and the atmosphere expectant as the chief
guest, former principal AMC, Major General Masood Anwar, took his
The serious topics in English included, 'A crowded hour of a
glorious life is worth an age without a name; 'Leadership is an art not a
charisma' and 'One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic.' The humorous
topics included, 'An officers wife is always his senior;' '... hence came the
slap' and 'Beauty needs preparation.' The judges for the English debate were
Principal, SLS senior branch, Shaista Qamber; school coordinator Beaconhouse,
Mobeen Shahid, Talib Bukhari; Air Commodore (r) Qadeer A. Hashmi and Brigadier
Waqar Azeem judged the Urdu debate.
Jawaad Quereshi spoke with conviction
on the topic 'One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic,' and made a
concrete case of his views with statistics and quotes, while Farah Bano had
everyone in stitches on the topic 'Dil tau bacha hai, ji.' Not only was her
content hilarious, she put it across with great aplomb, gestures and vocal
Fatima Mukhtar of Fauji Foundation won the English debate,
Junaid Arif of Military College of Signals bagged second position while Maham
Mumtaz of YMC stood third position. Waqas Ahmed of MCA bagged the first position
in Urdu debate while Sehrish Khan of YMC and Sikander Aslam of Fauji Foundation
stood second and third respectively. The trophy was bagged by Military College
of Signals MCS. The news
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BS programme Test without tool
Rawalpindi: Four degree colleges offering the recently-launched BS (bachelor of sciences) programme in Rawalpindi
division have not been provided necessary computer labs and faculty for the
subject of Information Technology while the first-term examinations are
approaching fast, it has been learnt.
"The Punjab higher education department has started introducing the four-year
degree programme in 26 colleges of Punjab but necessary infrastructure and
facilities have not been provided yet," said a lecturer at Government Gordon
College for Boys.
Gordon College, Government Postgraduate College for Women, Satellite Town;
Government College for Boys, Chakwal, and Government College for Boys, Jhelum,
offered admissions in different disciplines in September and the first session
started in October.
Under the programme, the subject of computer studies has been made compulsory
but now students and their teachers are facing problems in getting basic
knowledge of IT due to absence of the facilities, the teacher said.
The only existing IT facilities in the colleges are for the students of
intermediate level and the labs in this regard were established in collaboration
with private sector, he said.
According to information gathered by this reporter, the colleges offered 50
seats in every discipline – IT, Mathematics, Business Administration, Physics,
Chemistry, English, Psychology, Fine Arts and Economics.
On an average, 40 students took admission in every discipline in the four
colleges but their administrations are finding it difficult to arrange computers
and teachers, said Rauf Ahmed Shah, General Secretary Punjab Professors and
Lecturers Association, Rawalpindi chapter.
He said the situation in the two colleges of Chakwal and Jhelum was
precarious as a large number of students had taken admissions there.
Though there are computer labs for ICS students in Satellite Town College for
Women and the administration has arranged more computers on its own, the
situation is pathetic at the Gordon College.
"The BS students are taken to a nearby government school where more computers
are available than the college for ICS students," said Mohammad Ali, a student
of BS IT programme.
"We are taken to Government Islamia Higher Secondary School No 4 for Boys for
practical work," he added. There is only one IT teacher in the college to teach
the ICS students and he is also engaged in guiding the BS students, Ali
"As far as computer lab is concerned, the college has been allocated Rs4.8
million as a grant-in-aid by the Punjab government. As soon as we receive the
amount, work on establishment of a lab will be started," said Dr Abdul Qayyum,
the principal of Gordon College.
Regarding the hiring of IT faculty, the principal said the government had
sanctioned four seats for IT department and the Board of Governor would decide
when and how the appointments would be made.
The matter of BoGs is pending with the Lahore High Court and after its
decision the board will start hiring the staff, he added.
The Punjab government has set aside Rs195 million to establish IT labs in the
26 colleges and advertisements inviting tenders have been placed in newspapers,
said Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Director Colleges, Rawalpindi division.
He said the government had decided to establish two labs in every college –
one general lab for basic courses and the second advanced one for students
specialising in IT subject. Dawn
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FDE teachers to go on strike from Wednesday
Islamabad: The teachers of all federal government academic institutions have announced strike
from Wednesday for an indefinite period due to non-implementation of teachers'
package announced by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in
According to information available, the Federal
Government Teachers' Association (FGTA) held meetings with the high-ups of the
Ministry of Education for immediate implementation of the teachers' package,
however, all their efforts have proven futile so far.
implementation committee on uniformity of education system in the ICT and
upgradation of teachers was constituted by Federal Minister for Education Sardar
Aseff Ahmed Ali. The committee included Additional Secretary Education
(Chairperson Shaigan Sharif Malik, FBISE Chairperson Dr. Shaheen Khan (Member)
and Aurangzeb Rehman, (former director-general of the Federal Directorate of
Education, now not in the committee).
According to information, the FGTA
representatives in their meeting held on February 2 had decided to start their
strike on February 7, however, Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education Chairperson and Federal Directorate of Education DG Dr. Shaheen Khan
requested them to give some time for the implementation. "She asked us to wait
till February 15, and committed that the teachers' package would be announced in
the meeting to be held on 15th of this month," said FGTA Adviser M A
He said that if the demands of the teachers were not be met in
the forthcoming meeting, teachers would launch a protest besides boycotting the
classes. "The FGTA, being an elected representative body of about 7,000 teachers
working in 388 educational institutions under the FDE, Islamabad, and also being
the largest stakeholders of the education department is always keen to expedite
the implementation process of upgradation of teachers and uniformity of
education system in the ICT.
Shahid said that the FGTA has already given
its five-point recommendations for upgradation of teachers and 12-point
recommendations for the uniformity of education. "Teachers of all cadres (BPS-9
to BPS-16) working under FDE, Islamabad, have been deprived of their
professional promotion for previous 25 years due to drastic discrimination and
disparity in promotion formulas for the teachers (BPS-9 to BPS-16) and
administrators (BPS-17 to BPS-20)," he said.
He said that FGTA has also
demanded immediate suspension of "four-tier structure for federal government
teachers 2000" that protects recruitment and promotion rights of only 791
administrators, re-scheduling and re-designation of "four-tier structure for
federal government teachers 2000" into proposed "five-tier structure for federal
government teachers 2010" which will protect the recruitment and promotion
rights of all about 7,000 teachers and administrators of all proposed five
cadres (BPS-16 to BPS-20) equally and uniformly without any kind of disparity
and discrimination," he said.
For uniformity of education system FGTA has
proposed uniform nomenclature of all institutions under FDE which includes
uniform service structure for all teachers and administrators under FDE, uniform
administrative structure for all institutions under FDE, uniform administrative
structure of control and command authority FDE, uniform syllabi in all
institutions of all levels under FDE, Islamabad, uniform fees and funds
structure for all levels and for all institutions under FDE, uniform
distribution of financial resources among all institutions and uniform infra
structure for all institutions under FDE which includes uniform distribution of
transport facility among all institutions under FDE, giving priority to remote
rural areas, uniform curricular and co-curricular activities annual calendar for
all institutions under FDE, uniform assessment/examination system for all
Institutions under FDE and uniform admission policy for all levels and for all
Institutions under FDE.
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'Frolympian' spirit endures rain
Rawalpindi: Rainy weather did not deter students from competing in outdoor games at this year's
'Frolympics' tournament at Froebel's International School here on Saturday.
The three-day event included Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Football
and Table Tennis, held at the multi-acre campus. The competition was intense
among participating schools, which included Roots DHA, the City School
Cantonment and Satellite Town, St. Mary's, and Shaheen and Bahria of Islamabad.
The host team, Froebel's Rawalpindi, were the overall winners amid a sense of
camaraderie and good sportsmanship.
Sardar Saleem Haider, State Minister
of Defence Production, graced the occasion as chief guest, lauding the efforts
of the students in his address. Frolympics infuses Froebelians with the Olympian
spirit, an attribute echoed by their headmistress, Umber Tariq. She expressed
her pride at the "Froebelian spirit triumphing through adversity" including
"injury and unfriendly weather."
Overall, it was a well-organised
tournament that reflected the school's commitment toward athletics.
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Rootsians celebrate 'Colours of Islam'
Islamabad: The students of Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, organised an event on Islam and
its sublime teachings titled 'Colours of Islam' in connection with the holy
month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.
The event emphasised on engaging children in
activities related to our beautiful religion Islam. Among many competitions,
some were Qira'at, 'Hamd', Na'at, calligraphy, poetry and poster-making. Hammad
Jadoon was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. He shared his life story
with students regarding how he came to realise the importance religion in
Among many winners of the competitions, some were Omer Sikander for
Qira'at, Mahrukh Toor for Na'at, Saad Inam for Hamd, Asifa and Anusha for
Calligraphy, Zubair Khan for Poster-Making.
Speaking on the occasion,
Roots School System Director Khadija Omair said that Islam is a religion of
harmony and submission to the laws of Allah Almighty. The teachings of Holy
Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (peace be upon him) would lead us to the path of
righteousness and piety. "Youth are the future of tomorrow and the future of
Islam rests on their shoulders so they should maintain a balance between social
duties and religion," she added. The news
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