AKU-EB SSC & HSSC exam results 2012
Students from Karachi excel in AKU-EB exams
Karachi, July 19: Candidates
from Karachi this year outperformed those from the rest of the country
in both SSC and HSSC examinations conducted by the Aga Khan University
Examination Board (AKU-EB).
This was stated by an official
of the AKU-EB here on Wednesday. A 'passing the torch students award
ceremony' was organised at board's office here.
my own hard work, I will give much credit to [the] AKU-EB for showing me
the way to get to where I stand today. Studies at [the] AKU-EB are
tough but as I got used to concept-based learning, I began to enjoy them
more," remarked SSC first position holder Syed Wahaj Ahmed during the
students award ceremony.
This award ceremony is a continuation of an annual tradition celebrated by the AKU-EB to recognise its top three
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
part of the tradition 2011 position holders presented awards to this
year's position holders, symbolising the continuation of the journey of
knowledge and achievements from one year to the next.
year candidates from Karachi outperformed those from the rest of the
country in both the SSC and HSSC exams, the only exception being the
third HSSC position which was secured by Adil Shah of Aga Khan Higher
Secondary School, Gahkuch, Gilgit-Baltistan, with 90.18 percent of
Anum Zehra Raza of Aga Khan Higher Secondary
School, Karimabad, Karachi, with 91 percent marks, was awarded the first
position in HSSC while Hafsa Jawed of Habib Public High School (Girls),
Karachi with 90.82 percent marks secured second position.
the SSC examinations, Syed Wahaj Ahmed of Shahwilayat Public School,
Karachi, with 90.27 percent marks secured first position, Sadaf Batool
Rizvi of Al-Murtaza School, Karachi, stood second with 90.18 percent
marks, while two students, Sheharyar Farooq of Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga
Khan School and Zahra Hussaini of Habib Girls
School, both from Karachi, were awarded a joint third position with 90.09 percent marks.
Parents of the top performers and their school principals also attended the ceremony.
ceremony is a novel idea where alumni are passing the light of learning
to the current position holders and sharing their experiences with each
"[The] AKU-EB is impressive. They make the
students realise the importance of education and learning. In a country
where local boards have failed to implement their syllabuses, [the]
AKU-EB has maintained a level of transparency and implementation since
its inception," remarked Musarrat Haidery, principal of Shahwilayat
A recent survey of HSSC alumni of 2010-11
conducted by the AKU-EB identified 145 placements into renowned
institutions across Pakistan in a variety of disciplines such as
Medical/Pharmacy/Nursing (23 percent), Engineering/IT (18 percent),
Business/Commerce (30 percent), and specialised sciences and
Art/Humanities (11 percent each).
Annual SSC and HSSC results are accessible online at http://examinationboard.aku.edu/examinationservices.
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NED University complains of fund shortage
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology demanded Rs822.846 million
from Higher Education Commission (HEC) but received only Rs699.773
million in 2011-2012.
The figures were disclosed at the annual meeting held at the university on Wednesday.
Abul Kalam, Vice-Chancellor of the university, presided over the
meeting in the absence of the chancellor, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul
Ebad Khan, who failed to attend the meeting for the fourth year in a
"This year (2012-13) the university has demanded
Rs1,012 million from the HEC but is expecting a release of only Rs900
million," said Muhammad Sajeeruddin, Director, Finance, NED.
claimed that the university received a cheque for Rs700 million on July
28 last year. "The cheque bounced because the fiscal year was ending,
and the whole procedure had to be repeated."
that another payment from last year of Rs130 million was expected from
the HEC, but the university had not received it to date.
is a deficit of Rs80 million over last year, of which Rs78 million has
been deferred (carried over to next year). Due to this, some development
projects are facing dearth of funds.
But vice chancellor
Professor Abul Kalam during the meeting maintained that it was not HEC's
fault. "The funds are not being released from the finance department,"
During the meeting two amendments were passed by
the senate. The first involved calling the four-month summer semester a
The summer semester was introduced six
months back, and due to its short time span the number of courses
completed in it did not equal the number completed in a regular
Secondly, the academic council in the Board of
Studies will now not only select lecturers but also professors and
During the meeting the annual report of highlighting the performance of the university in 2011-12 was also released.
was shared that in order to increase enrollments seats in the
undergraduate and masters programme were increased by 193 and 270
In the year 2011-12 there were 93 PhDs in
the faculty, and the number is expected to increase as 103 faculty
members are currently pursuing their PhDs within the country and abroad.
During the year 1,181 students benefited from scholarships money
allocated for the area was increased from Rs11.6 million to Rs13.5
All of the Rs275 million allocated in the
development fund were utilized. Some of the projects included
construction of a road, a student facilitation centre and a separate
block for a boys' hostel. During the year the number of companies in
which internships were awarded to students increased from 256 to 421.
A new department of Information Technology was established in the
university during the year, and this has facilitated to computerization
of the examination and finance department. The news
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Teachers find bias in appointment process
Hyderabad: A large number of teachers demonstrated
outside the office of director of education on Wednesday to mount
pressure for their demands about announcement of results of written
test, restoration of job quota for heirs of retired and deceased
teachers and termination of illegally appointed.
The demonstration organised by the Government Secondary Teachers
Association (GSTA) was led by its president Hyderabad division Zameer
Addressing the demonstration Mr Khan alleged that illegal
appointments had been made on political considerations or payment of
bribes at the cost of merit. About 360 posts of physical instructor,
drawing, language, Sindhi and oriental teachers were still vacant.
The government conducted written tests in March and its results were
still being awaited while some 250 people who did not appear in test had
been illegally appointed, he alleged.
Mr Khan said the posts for which illegal appointments had been made
were of Hyderabad quota but people from Sanghar, Dadu and Naushahro
Feroze had been selected. "We have submitted a written complaint to
director education to consider jobs for children of retired and deceased
teachers," he said. Dawn
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FUUAST teachers defy proposed appointment of blue-eyed as VC
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
(FUUAST) Senate members have taken strong exception to the allegedly
proposed appointment of a blue-eyed vice chancellor (VC). Addressing a
press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday, FUUAST Senate
member Seema Naz said that they would not tolerate the bureaucracy's
conspiracy to appoint an illegal VC and such attempt will be strongly
Explaining the controversy's background, she said that Dr
Muhammad Qaiser was about to complete his tenure as the FUUAST VC, when
he got appointed as VC University of Karachi. "However, he has not been
discharged from his duties at FUUAST since a new VC is yet not
appointed," she informed. This dual position situation instigated
problems and a search committee was constituted, which proposed three
names for the position of new VC to the president. She added that due to
the negligence of President Zardari, the Senate had so far been unable
to conduct session for the appointment of new VC despite being reminded
Naz said that the bureaucracy was planning to take
advantage of the situation by appointing an illegal VC. She warned that
any attempt at appointing a blue-eyed VC would not be tolerated but
opposed. Earlier, an emergent meeting was called at the university in
which senate and search committee members expressed their concerns over
the situation. Daily times
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800 primary schools upgraded in Sindh, says minister
Sukkur: Senior Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq has said that 800
primary schools and 300 elementary schools have been upgraded to
minimise the gap between the number of primary and secondary schools.
pointed out that the number of primary schools was low as compared to
secondary schools in the province which according to him was a big gap
in primary to secondary educational infrastructure facilities that being
affected on education.
This he observed while talking to
the media persons at a one-day seminar on "Free Education Health and
Safety Standard in Schools" organised by Sindh Education and Literacy
Department with collaboration of UNESCO (United Nation Educational
Scientific and Cultural Organisation) at Public School Latifabad No 2,
Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The minister said that in addition
to that, the PPP government has increased budget of Education
Department upto 300 times to provide modern learning facilities at each
school in the province. He said that a Master Plan has been prepared to
provide lavatory and hygienic facilities in addition to maintain health
and safety standard at each school.
He said that under the
18th Amendment education to children upto age from 5 to 16 years of age
has been made free and compulsory in all provinces whereas the
legislation in this regard in Sindh Assembly was in progress to
implement on the Article in letter and spirit. He said that under this
act not only the government has been made bond to provide free education
but the enrolment of the children having age in between 5 to 16 has
also been made compulsory in schools. The news
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