University of Cambridge International Exams results
250 students to receive Cambridge awards
Islamabad, Jan 31: As many as 250 students would receive awards for exceptional performance in the University
of Cambridge International Examinations, including 53 who achieved highest marks
in the world and 48 who attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single
The University of Cambridge International Examinations has
announced the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, Pakistan. The
awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school
learners in Pakistan in the June 2010 Cambridge Examination
Additionally, learners who have achieved top results for
Cambridge 'O' Level Statistics, which is taken during the November examination
session, will be recognised for their achievements. Many schools would be
hosting individual awards ceremonies to celebrate achievements of their
According to the information, learners who have achieved the
total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects will also be
recognised for their success. The winning learners outperformed thousands of
candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge 'O' Level, Cambridge
IGCSE and Cambridge International 'AS' and A 'Level' subjects so it is a
These outstanding results are recognised by
employers and universities around the world as proof of academic
Cambridge's Regional Manager for Middle East, North Africa
and Pakistan William Bickerdike in his statement said, "I am very proud to
congratulate learners across the country on their outstanding results in the
Cambridge examinations. The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in
Pakistan, not only amongst the learners but also within the teaching
profession," he said.
He said that a great deal of hard work and
dedication from the learners, as well as support from their schools and families
are behind these awards. "Cambridge qualifications develop independent learners,
and prepare young people for success in their further studies and beyond. These
learners have a bright future ahead of them, and I wish them well," he
Urwat Til Vusqa and Haran Bhatti from Beaconhouse Public School
System, Islamabad, topped in the world in Cambridge 'O' Level Examinations in
the subjects of Mathematics and Religious Studies respectively. Sana Munir from
the Roots Montessori and High School topped in the world in Cambridge 'IGCSE' in
the subject of Pakistan Studies. Tanvah Hameed from Beaconhouse School System
topped in the world in Cambridge International 'A' Level examinations in the
subject of Psychology.
In Karachi Cambridge 'O' level examinations, as
many as 15 students topped in the world in different subjects. The students who
managed to bag top positions included the names of Aeman Muneeb (Additional
Mathematics) from Beaconhouse School System-Jubilee Campus, Muhammad Saad
Hussain (Additional Mathematics) from Beaconhouse School System-Defence Campus,
Rehan Elahi (Additional Mathematics) from Karachi Grammar School, Swaleha Khalid
Petiwala (Additional Mathematics) from St Michael's Convent School, Syed
Muhammad Abdullah Zehravi (Additional Mathematics) from Happy Home Secondary
School, Usman Beg (Additional Mathematics) from St Michael's Convent School,
Zohaib Husain (Additional Mathematics) from Karachi Grammar
Besides that Ansab Wazir Ali Chopsi (Economics) from Beaconhouse
School System-Jubilee Campus, Areeba Ambreen Tariq (English Language) from
Foundation Public School, Suha Gillani (English Literature) from Karachi Grammar
School, Aeman Muneeb ( Mathematics) from Beaconhouse School System-Jubilee
Campus, Ansharah Riaz (Mathematics) from The Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School,
Azzah Maryum Hyder (Mathematics) from Karachi Grammar School, Meiryum Muhammad
Ali (Mathematics) from Karachi Grammar School and Annum Aftab (Principles of
Accounts) from St. Patrick Girls' High School topped in the world. Besides that
Abdul Rafey Siddiqui (Statistics) from St Patrick High School has also topped in
the world in November 2010 examination session.
Alizeh Tariq Paracha
(History) from Karachi Grammar School topped in the world in Cambridge
International 'AS' level, Tabish Jaleel Sheikh (Business Studies) from Karachi
Grammar School, Arwa Snees Rangoonwala (Economics) from Karachi Grammar School
and Nasir Altaf (Economics) from Karachi Grammar School topped in the world in
Cambridge International 'A' level June 2010 examination session.
Lahore Cambridge level June 2010 examination session, in the subject of
Additional Mathematics Hamid Ali from Lahore Grammar School, Irtiza Sohail Butt
from Aitchison, Lahore, Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman from Lahore Grammar School,
Mustafa Khalid from Lahore Grammar School, Saba Rahid from Lahore Grammar School
bag top position.
Suhail Idrees (Biology) from Lahore Grammar School,
Suhail Idrees (Business Studies) from Lahore Grammar School, Asif Yasir
(Chemistry) from Ibne Sina College, Syed Muhammad Mashhood Ali Bokhari (Combined
Science) from Bloomfield Hall, Umar Farooq Bhatti (Combined Science) from
British Council, Muhammad Daniyal (Commerce) from Hamdard Public School,
Noorzadeh Salman Raja (English Language) from Lahore Grammar School, Osama Sajid
(Geography) from Lahore Grammar School topped in the world.
Mathematics Syllabus D, Hassan Saeed from Crescent Model Higher Secondary
School, Junaid Saleem from Sharif Educational Complex, Khizer Hussain from
Lahore Grammar School, Mehwish Akhlaq from Beaconhouse Faisalabad Chapter, Misha
Nasir Jamy from Lahore Grammar School, Mohammad Saif-ur-Rehman from Lahore
Grammar School, Reesha Arshad from St Peter's High School, Suhail Idrees from
Lahore Grammar School and Syed Zaman Sajjad from Beaconhouse-Defence, Lahore,
have topped in the world.
Besides that Suhail Idrees (Physics) from
Lahore Grammar School, Fatima Kanwal (Second Language Urdu) from Lahore Learning
Campus, Hashim Bukhari (Second Language Urdu) from Resource Academia, Muhammad
Haisum Maqsood (Second Language Urdu) from Divisional Model College, Faisalabad,
and Noor ul Ain (Second Language Urdu) from Divisional Model College,
Faisalabad, topped in the world.
In Cambridge International 'A' level
June 2010 examination session, Sana Waheed (Biology) from Engro Grammar School,
Daharki, Rooshanie Nadia Ejaz (Geaography) from British Council, Lahore, Ahmad
Sajjad Cheema (History) from British Council, Lahore, Ghazal Noor Amar (Law)
from Beaconhouse Defence, Lahore, Shaiza Ahmed (Sociology) from Lahore Grammar
School, Talha Bin Mohsin (Thinking Skills) from Lahore Grammar School, Abdul
Sammad Nasir (Mathematics) from Lahore Grammar School, Sana Waheed (Mathematics)
from Engro Grammar School, Daharki, topped in the world.
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BSS college placement programme launched
Islamabad: The launching ceremony of the Beaconhouse College Placement Programme was held at
the Beaconhouse School System, Margalla Campus, on Thursday.
Cambridge Overseas and Commonwealth Trust Michael O' Sullivan was the chief
guest on the occasion.
Regional Career Counsellor (North) Shamsa Nawaz
highlighted details of the college placement programme. "Talent is what we are
all born with and talent cannot be taught, but skills can be taught. Discovering
the natural talent in students is what Beaconhouse College Placement Programme
is all about.
In 2001 Nasreen Kasuri had started a career-counselling
programme including financial aid in Cambridge and Oxford schools. 18 A Level
programmes are being taught in BSS and over 17,500 students have taken O' and A'
Level exams in the past 15 years," she said.
Executive Director BSS
Daniya Kasuri said that being a largest network of schools, Beaconhouse has set
benchmarks of excellence of private education. BSS students earn laurels from
University of Cambridge in their O' and A' Level examinations every year before
proceeding for higher education to colleges and universities both in Pakistan
and overseas. We mark the official launch of the Beaconhouse College Placement
Programme with the announcement of exclusive internship programme between
Beaconhouse and Dr. Mohammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate's Grameen
Bank and Yunus Centre.
This summer will see the first six Beaconhouse AS
Level students take part in this wonderful opportunity. This 5-week internship
programme is the best entrance ticket to the finest schools in the world. The
programme will enable these young Beaconiites to experience Dr. Mohammad Yunus's
phenomenal work in poverty alleviation across Bangladesh-Grameen Bank is one of
the most inspiring socio-economic development case studies/scenarios in the
Ibrahim Shahid, who secured 23 As in GCE exams shared his views
as student of BSS. He said: "Getting 23 As was not easy for me but it was my
sheer hard work. Everyone asks me why I did it? And my answer is that I love
knowledge and I went for this just to seek knowledge. Most importantly you have
to set your priorities first and then go for it."
Michael O' Sullivan
while speaking on the occasion guided the parents about choosing the right
university for their children. He said that generalising is the enemy of wisdom
because they think that oldest university is the best university. He asked them
not to depend on one university and have 3 to 4 options in hand.
shields were given to Ibrahim Shahid and Michael O' Sullivan by Executive
Director BSS Daniyal Kasuri and Principal BMI Nishat Rafi.
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AIOU plans uplift of rural area people
Islamabad: Faculty of Science of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would begin comprehensive
plans for uplifting economic and social position of the people residing in far
flung areas across the country, for that PC-II may prepare within few
This was announced by Vice-Chancellor, AIOU Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed
Sangi while presiding a meeting with Faculty of Science, said a press release
issued here on Sunday.
Dr. Sangi said that scattering education, skill
and professional training and bring good change in human behaviours are included
in nation building ideas of the University.
"We can secure the lives of
the people of rural areas with the teaching of precautionary measures of
incurable diseases," he said. The news
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HEC scholar completes 2 PhDs in record time
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) scholar Kashif
Mehmood has made the whole nation proud by successfully completing two PhD
degrees from France within a period of four years.
He is among those few
fortunate researchers in the world who have secured double doctorates in two
different disciplines (Business Administration and Computer Science) from two
leading universities. Dr Kashif Mehmood completed four postgraduate degrees (PhD
in Computer Science, PhD in Business Administration, MPhil in Business
Administration, MS in Computer Science) within the last five years. He was
awarded HEC scholarship under Overseas Scholarship Scheme for PhD in Selected
Fields (Phase-1) in 2004. Daily times
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Young doctors hold rally for evacuation of RMC hostel from NAB
Rawalpindi: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Rawalpindi Chapter, organised a peaceful
demonstration in front of the Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) Girls Hostel
along Rawal Road here on Saturday afternoon for evacuation of a building being
utilised by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The YDA organised
the protest in association with the YDA Students Wing, Rawalpindi, to bring
their demands into the notice of concerned government officials and NAB high-ups
regarding evacuation of the building from NAB.
The NAB has been using the
RMC hostel building for nearly 10 years and as a consequence, students,
particularly females, of the RMC have been suffering. The female students of the
RMC were supposed to be accommodated in the hostel being utilised by the NAB for
Over 250 students of the RMC, led by YDA President Dr. Muhammad
Haroon and other representatives of the YDA, participated in the demonstration.
During the demonstration, Rawal Road remained blocked for nearly half an hour on
Saturday afternoon. However the demonstration remained peaceful.
administration and leadership of PML-N claimed that they have been trying for
evacuation of the building from NAB, however, the building could not be
evacuated. The YDA decided to bring the matter into the notice of concerned
government officials and NAB high-ups and organised the demonstration to make
them understand the problems the RMC female students have been facing, said YDA
Rawalpindi Chapter Information Secretary Dr. Umar Saeed.
He said that the RMC students and YDA representatives entered into
the hostel building during demonstration to talk to NAB high-ups. "The YDA
delegates met the NAB staff officer and deputy director. We also talked to the
NAB director, who assured us that the building will be evacuated in four to
eight weeks," said Dr. Umar Saeed.
YDA Rawalpindi Chapter President Dr.
Haroon informed said that the YDA and representatives of RMC students
brought the problems of students into the notice of NAB director and gave the
deadline of February 28 to NAB high-ups for evacuation of the hostel
The YDA representatives and RMC students dispersed peacefully
at around 4 p.m. after putting their demand before NAB officials. The news
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BISE told to prepare roll number slips
Rawalpindi: The project director of online registration system
for nine examination boards in Punjab has asked the Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi to prepare the roll number slips of the
candidates for the forthcoming secondary school certificate examination creating
problems for the board.
"At the eleventh hour, the director of the project sitting in Lahore sent us
an email to prepare the roll number slips and return the images for distribution
among the candidates. The roll number slips are to be prepared and distributed
online under the new registration system," said an official of the BISE desiring
not to be named.
Usually by January 25 every year, the roll number slips along with the
examination centres are made ready as the examination starts in March. However,
this year the board has not yet started the process because it does not have
complete data on the candidates.
According to the official, the board has received admission forms of 150,000
candidates out of whom 85,000 have also deposited their fees and the board has
first to verify and countercheck the data sent by the project director before
preparing the admit cards.
The students, their parents and the officials of the board have been
expressing their doubts about the new online system demanding the manual
registration system should not be abolished abruptly.
Another problem that will be faced by the board is allotment of examination
centres after scrutinising the institutions and their addresses. Under the
online registration project, the centres are also to be allotted online.
The project was initially aimed at processing the data but at the last moment
the boards have been given the data for preparing roll number slips for the
candidates, the official said.
When contacted, Sarfaraz Ahmed, the data processing officer of the board,
confirmed that they had to issue the role numbers as the data had been
transferred. All-out efforts will be made to ensure the timely provision of the
roll numbers and examination centres, he said. Dawn
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Pakistan, Afghanistan universities sign MoU
Islamabad: In a bid to develop extensive academic collaboration, five leading Pakistani universities
have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan
The areas of collaboration include yearly placement of more
than 100 faculty members from the Afghan universities for advanced degrees in
Pakistan with waiver of tuition fee, joint research, exchange visits, sharing of
academic literature as well as laboratory facilities, teacher training and split
A 13-member delegation of Chancellors,
Vice-Chancellors and Deans from Kabul University, Nangarhar University
(Jalalabad), Shaikh Zayed University (Khost) and Herat University visited the
Higher Education Commission and eight leading universities in Islamabad, Lahore
The purpose of the visit was to develop academic
collaboration between universities. The 10-day visit (January 17 to 27, 2011)
was organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a German
Detailed discussions and visits to facilities resulted in
signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the University of Peshawar,
the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University, Peshawar, the University of
Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad,
and the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad.
is planned to be signed with the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Islamabad, also. Both Lahore University of Management Sciences and the
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, offered cooperation and
In his meetings with Pakistan colleagues, Prof. Hamidullah Amin,
Chancellor of Kabul University, emphasised the need for collaboration in the
light of historic ties spanning culture, language, geography and religion. He
highlighted that education in Afghanistan was severely affected by 30 years of
war and pleaded for assistance from Pakistan. Support for education would be
essential for the stability and prosperity of Afghanistan and a key factor in
sustaining brotherly ties with its most important neighbour.
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Imperial School & College holds 'Sports Gala'
Islamabad: 'Annual Sports Gala' was held at the Imperial International School & College, says a
PNCA Director-General Tauqeer Nasir and Abdul Razzaq
Memon, a prominent businessman and political figure, were the chief guest and
guest of honour on the occasion.
The programme started with a 'Dragon
Parade' led by the students of primary section. It depicted a dragon using
Chinese symbolisation for good luck and success. It was followed by a walk past
by all participants waving enthusiastically at the guests and parents who came
to enjoy the event.
The children performed various colourful and daring
routines of stilt walking, aerobics, gymnastics, taekwondo, brick breaking,
pyramid formations and somersaults through the dangerous fire ring, accompanied
by lively music and melodious tunes by the school choir.
came to an end with the participants releasing balloons and pigeons as a symbol
of celebration and peace and enthusiastically singing the song 'Jazba Junoon'
accompanied by spectators.
The gala portrayed a colourful and cheerful
ambiance where the parents enjoyed watching the children and cheered them on
during various displays.
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Students exhibit their performing art talent
Rawalpindi: Students of the Roots School System (RSS) performed on the theme of 'Performing Arts,'
including drama, rhythmic expression and music, here on Saturday.
branch of the system organised drama, poetry, puppetry, modelling, singing,
sketching, aerobics, gymnastics, flute playing, piano performance, keyboard
performance, mouth organ performance, guitar playing and acting.
performances, students worked on vocal, physical and emotional techniques, which
allowed them to extend their abilities to create and communicate their skills.
Students beautifully portrayed the story of Lal Hussain, who got three posts of
Pakistan vacated at the cost of his life in the 1965 war with India.
keep the interest of students in their studies, live performances were acted on
syllabus lessons from Ginns Readers like 'Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Animals'
Friends,' 'The Sea' and 'Moonshine'. Children were dressed up according to the
characters like moon, lion, tiger, earth, woodcutter, king, princess and farmer.
Students also sang solo songs to show their singing talent on various Pakistani
songs of musical bands like 'Jazba Junoon', 'Yeh Watan Hamara Hai,' 'Watan Ki
Mitti,' 'Chand Merey Zameen Phool Mera Watan' and'Earth'. They also performed on
flute, piano, guitar, mouth organ and keyboard.
While participating in
aerobics and gymnastics, students performed with props like wheel carts, rods,
jumping from fire ring, somersaults, pike stretch and sleeping duck.
puppetry performance was highly praised when young children of primary school
performed like puppets and live singing and dialogues were spoken from
Roots School System Director Riffat Mushtaq said that students
are being given training to use performing art as a form of communication for
ideas, emotions and beliefs. She added that the young generation has a lot of
talent, which has been explored through various activities. The news
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