AIOU admissions | Commerce education & Tevta
AIOU opens admissions from matric to master's programmes
Islamabad, July 23: The Allama Iqbal Open University
(AIOU) has opened its admissions for the Autumn 2012 semester from
matriculation to MA/MSc programmes in different disciplines from today
The announcement was made by AIOU Admissions Director Syed Ziaul Hasnain.
admission forms and prospectuses for all programmes being offered in
the Autumn 2012 semester are available at the sale points at the main
campus, regional campuses and coordinating offices across the country.
admission forms and prospectus for SSC, HSSC and BA programmes for
Pakistanis in the Middle East can be downloaded from the university's
He said that the MSc programme was being
offered in economics, Pakistan studies, gender and women studies and
MCom (Accounting and Finance). MBA with specialisations in HRM,
marketing management, IT management and banking and finance, while
international 90 credit hour programme, COL MBA/MPA, was being offered
in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.
He said that MA in Arabic, Islamic studies and Urdu, while postgraduate diploma in gender and women studies) are also included.
Bachelor's programmes, BS computer science and mass communication, BA
in library and information science, commerce, and associate degree in
commerce (accounting and finance) and (banking and finance) are being
In Teacher's Training Programme, the admissions in BEd programme are also being offered.
admissions of FA, ICom, FSc (pre-engineering), FSc (pre-medical), SSC
(matric), dars-e-nizami in BA (shahadat-ul-alia), secondary (sanvia
aama), higher secondary (sanvia khasa), six-months certificate courses,
agricultural certificate courses, open tech courses and short-terms
educational programmes have also been included.
The admissions director said that admission forms were being sent to all existing students by post at their addresses.
the student who does not receive the said admission form until August 1
can download the same from the AIOU website, or obtain it from the
nearest regional/coordination office of the university, and deposit in
any designated bank branch by putting roll/registration number and
mobile number with fee until August 24. Daily times
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Commerce education no more part of Tevta
Lahore: Commerce stream of education at Technical Education and
Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) is finally being transferred to
the Punjab higher education department amidst fears among employees of
being orphaned in the new setup.
The decision to shift commerce education was taken some two years ago
as some employees narrate stories that a commerce teachers' union
leader had insulted Tevta chairman Saeed Alvi at a meeting that led to
the idea of shifting commerce education.
Last year, the higher education department requested delaying the
transfer for a year and agreed this year to accept the responsibility.
The Tevta board is also scheduled to stamp the decision at its meeting
on Tuesday (tomorrow).
According to plans, the commerce education along with all teachers,
physical infrastructure, assets and liabilities and litigation cases
will be shifted to the higher education department. Five different
committees are working on the smooth transition of commerce education to
While commerce education teachers and employees are skeptical about their fate, a Tevta board member told this
correspondent that the board members had independent minds and would
discuss the transfer of commerce education without any prejudice.
"This issue was on agenda for quite some time and is now being taken
up. There are many issues to be discussed and resolved before stamping
Tevta board's consent on shifting of commerce education to the higher
education department," he said.
Arguing that nowhere in the world does a model exist in which
commerce education is separate from the technical education, the
commerce teachers and employees say the higher education department is
not setting up a separate directorate for them, which may take care of seniority and promotion issues of all teachers.
Similarly, the fate of contract employees also hangs in the balance.
They also fear that the higher education department will phase out
Diploma in Commerce (D.Com) and Certificate in Commerce (C.Com) as they
do not fall in its purview. A debate on this subject was also held
earlier but finally the decision had prevailed that commerce education should be shifted completely.
Tevta Chief Operating Officer Khalid Mahmood agrees that D.Com and
C.Com should have stayed with Tevta but the consequent problems in terms
of bifurcation could come as a bigger menace. "It is logical that
shifting of a stream of education should be done in totality," he said.
Punjab Higher Education Secretary Dr Ijaz Munir says the department
is ready to take the responsibility and clarifies that the seniority and
promotion aspects of all employees will remain a separate issue under a
commerce education director who will report to the Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Punjab.
New administrative posts had been sought from the finance department,
which were expected to be made available within a few days, he added.
Stating that the department is currently in a transition phase, Dr
Munir said it would monitor the working of the commerce education
directorate and if found that the system was not working effectively, a
new commerce education department would be created.
"The commerce employees' identity will be kept separate and their seniority list will remain operative for promotions," he said.
Dr Munir said five committees comprising representatives of higher education and Tevta were working for smooth transition of assets and liabilities, manpower and human resources, service record, litigation cases and transfer of power.
As regards different streams of education within commerce, the higher
education secretary said the D.Com candidates would continue appearing
for their examinations with the Punjab Board of Technical Education;
I.Com candidates with the higher education department examination boards; and B.Com and M.Com
examinations would continue to be conducted by the Punjab University.
He said the commerce education currently being offered in technical
education colleges would continue for the time being and then it would
gradually be shifted to the department's regular commerce colleges. "No
layer of commerce education, coming from Tevta, will be closed," he assured. Dawn
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READ Foundation students excel in SSC exams
Islamabad: The students of READ Foundation institutions secured highest marks in
the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations held under the Board
Of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mirpur, says a press release.
Hassan of RFC Smhani secured 1003 marks, Samreen Kishwar from RFS
Dhirkot secured 1002 marks, Hassebur Rehman of RFC Bhimber secured 1000
marks and Ali Shan also from RFC Bhimber secured 993 marks. All the four
students are among the top 20 students who secured the highest marks in
the SSC examination. Khurshid Hassan who secured 1003 marks is an
orphan who is getting education totally for free at the RF College,
READ Foundation is a not for profit organization
working for the promotion of quality education in rural areas. It has a
vast network of 340 schools where 72,000 plus children and 4,000
teachers. Currently 8,000 orphans, both boys and girls are getting
education totally for free at READ schools.
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Rawalpindi: Aamna Firdous, student of Army Aviation Public School, Qasim Base,
Rawalpindi passed her 9th class examination from Federal Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education, securing 485 marks, says a press
release. The news
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