National internship programme verification
No further verification required for NIP-2008 applicants
Islamabad, Jan 23: Those applicants who applied in NIP- 2008 but were not provided
internship earlier due to late verification by HEC and Nadra, but they qualify
for NIP-2009-10 criteria, no further verification is required and they shall be
provided internship immediately.
A meeting of the National Internship
Programme to discuss the NIP related issues was held here under the chairmanship
of Secretary and Ministry of Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto. Different
issues related to applicants of NIP-2008 program and those of the current
NIP-2009-10 program were discussed in detail.
Applicants may be
facilitated through online process to amend their online forms and place
additional information regarding their bank Accounts. The meeting decided that
with immediate effect no prior contract to be signed with selected interns. The
interns shall be required to sign contract at the time of joining at Ministry,
Department, District Government or any other Organization and a copy of the
signed contract will be sent to NIP management, Ministry of Youth Affairs.
Information on new policy on contract signing at the time of joining should also
be placed on the website for the information of selected interns, the meeting
decided. The Provincial Governments also be immediately informed
The meeting further decided that all those applicants who
have provided bank information in Islamabad zone shall be placed in the
Ministries without further delay after due process of their cases. By Monday
January, 25, 2010 all information regarding bank accounts received through email
by NIP would be placed in the database and it shall be updated. A search engine
for updating the applicants on latest status of their cases in NIP will be
positioned on the website not later than 25 January 2010.
State of art
equipment and machinery including generator shall be provided to the NIP. The DG
NIP to provide a requisition of all necessary equipment to SJS on urgent basis
to avoid disruptions which are being encountered due to non availability of
electricity and equipments.
The NIP Toll free telephone to be restored
and should be fully operational from 0800 hrs to 2200 hrs daily.
officials were directed to visit Ministries, Provinces and other offices where
interns are placed to monitor the presence of interns. Adequate support and
assistance and guidance must be provided to new interns who have recently joined
the Ministry of Youth Affairs.
Shifting arrangements of NIP to 10th floor
as desired by the Minister must be completed by January 30. The ongoing work for
shifting of NIP office particularly in new computer room must be supervised by
the technical team of NIP.
To ensure support and assistance to talented
youth from low income groups in remaining cases selection must be based on Merit
as per Provincial shares and assistance of Nadra may be obtained to assess the
income of the family of the applicant.
"i want to apply for the internship program but the internship form is not avaliable.so how can we summit our application."
Name: basharat hussain
City, Country: karachi
"please tell me,in which news paper nip2010 advertisement has given?because in online application option of date of birth is not opening.how will it be open?plz tell me if anybody know.i will be thank full."
City, Country: Mirpurkhas,pakistan
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Shortage of accommodation facilities
Islamabad: Students and employees in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad
are facing problems due to shortage of accommodation facilities and high rents
Mostly students come from far distance areas and belong to
middle class families, who cannot afford much amount for residence. Ayesha, a
student of a university said that average hostels
offering private accommodation are charging from Rs5,000 to Rs9,000 for a single
person which is beyond the limits of students. She complained these hostels also
lacked proper cleaning and food facilities.
Sources in the police
department said that private hostels did not follow rules of
registration before renting out their rooms. "Many such hostels did not even
hire security guard", they added.
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Science teachers shortage
Islamabad: The major issue of concern is the shortage of teachers as
according to a recent study two-thirds of schools do not have science teachers
while teachers of other subjects are often not specialised in their respective
Renowned economist Dr. Kaiser Bengali shared these thoughts in
the launching ceremony of 'A Policy Scan of the Official Development Assistance'
organised by the Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) here on Friday.
He said that the situation in private institutions was also not very
pleasing as they have written the names of renowned professors in their
brochures and prospectuses but none of them was actually associated with them.
"The academic institutions prepare brochures in order to fulfil the criteria of
Higher Education Commission and to attract students," he said.
Bengali said that the second major factor was the absence of laboratories in
schools and colleges. "Ninety per cent of the schools don't have laboratories
and their science students appear in practicals after reading the theory only,"
He said that books and journals were also very expensive and
most of the institutions could not just afford them in order to facilitate their
students. "The donors could provide these books and journals to the institutions
and in this way they could contribute towards the education in a better way," he
The last factor he identified was the provision of scholarships so
that students could go abroad for higher studies and on their return they could
contribute to the progress of country.
While presenting the
recommendations, PCE Member Mukhtar Ahmed Ali stressed on the need for
increasing the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) in education sector.
"Donors must ensure that they are paying for outcomes and not for inputs as this
approach would be far more beneficial to make aid more effective," he
He said that the share of grant in the ODA, especially for the
education sector, should be at least 50 per cent. "For least developed
countries, facing serious challenges like internal violent conflicts, all ODA
for education sector may be in the form of grants," he added.
that government must ensure that, while ODA goes up, it also shows commitment to
increased budgetary allocations for education from its own resources. "Maximum
transparency about ODA committed and disbursed as well as about allocations and
expenditures from government's own kitty would help civil society, media and
electorates in monitoring the trends and holding the relevant authorities
accountable," he said.
Chairman Standing Committee on Education Abid Sher
Ali said that billion of rupees have been wasted on the project of previous
government namely 'Parha Likha Punjab'.
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Teachers regularisation case
Rawalpindi: Justice Asad Munir of the Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi
Bench, here on Friday directed the Ministry of Education to submit its reply
within three weeks in a case of five teachers seeking regularisation of their
All petitioners have been serving the National Institute of
Science and Technical Education (Niste) for last five years.
teachers adopted before the court that they have been teaching at the Niste for
last five years. As per government policy, they were to be regularised after
three-year service. According to them, they should be regularised as per the
Supreme Court judgment.
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Preston varsity roundtable
Islamabad: Preston University organised a routable on 'The Foreign Policy
of Azerbaijan: Affecting Factors and Strategic Priorities,' at the Islamabad
campus of the university Friday, says a press release.
educationalists and experts in international and regional affairs presented
papers on the topic of the seminar. Eynulla Madatli, ambassador of Azerbaijan
was the chief guest on the occasion. Ambassador of Jordan Dr. Saleh Al-Jawarneh
graced the event as the guest of honour.
In his keynote address, as the
chief guest, the ambassador of Azerbaijan, highlighted various aspects of the
foreign policy of Azerbaijan. He said on the occasion that Naghorno Karabagh is
the biggest problem confronting Azerbaijan today, because Armenia has illegal
occupation over Naghorno Karabagh.
He said that 20th of January is marked as a black
day in the history of Azerbaijan. Twenty years ago, on this day.
forces attacked the capital of Azerbaijan, in which 137 citizens were killed,
over 700 people injured and 800 people was arrested without any reason.
In his brief remarks on the occasion, the Ambassador of Jordan. Dr.
Saleh Al-Jawarneh said that unity among the Muslim countries is the need of the
hour. Resolution of the Kashmir issue and Naghorono Karabagh lies in the unity
in the ranks of the Muslim world, he said.
Earlier in his welcome
address, Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston University expressed his profound
gratitude to the guests.
Speaking on the subject, Dr. Basit emphasised
that due to its strategic geographic location Azerbaijan enjoys a special place
in the comity of world nations. He informed the participants that Turkey and
Pakistan were the first countries of the world which recognised Azerbaijan as an
independent state. The news
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