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HEC sets up helpline for degrees attestation
Islamabad, July 04: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has established a helpline at its
Attestation and Accreditation Division to provide information, guidance
and respond queries regarding degrees attestation and equivalence
The helpline number is 051-90400999, which
will provide services between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 1 to 2 p.m. break on
each working day. Asif Iqbal is the focal person/desk in-charge in this
The Higher Education Commission attests more
than 200,000 educational documents each year. The helpline will be
greatly helpful in addressing the day-to-day queries related to
attestation of degrees and equivalence matters.
HEC has already introduced online degree verification and equivalence
system to provide quality and efficient services to the people of the
country and oversees Pakistanis.
"Hi I'am from lahore want to know about the procedure for attestation of mt matric result which I did from FBISE 2008 and afterwards I studied in lahore board will it be attested in by the same office or both from seperate offices. Is there any facility in lahore for this Regards"
City, Country: Lahore
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HEC fails to pay dues of scholars studying abroad
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has not been able to pay the dues of
Pakistani scholars studying in foreign universities since April 2012 as
no funds were released for the last quarter of financial year 2011-12 by
The failure to pay the due payments
will be a huge embarrassment for the Pakistani students and the
government. The HEC and Pakistani government are bound to release them
funding as per deed of agreement signed with them. The education circles
believe that non-release of committed and adequate funds to the
universities could lead towards a total collapse of higher education, a
sector that has increased access to all segments of society and produced
Despite commitments by the federal
government and clear instructions by the prime minister, the allocated
funds for financial year 2011-12 could not be released to the Higher
Education Commission (HEC). According to sources, Federal Minister for
Professional and Technical Training Sheikh Waqas Ikram met the prime
minister last Friday and apprised him of the ongoing crisis of higher
education sector which was the result of the non-release of last quarter
instalment of Rs11 billion. The prime minister took serious notice of
the situation and asked the Ministry of Finance to release Rs6 billion
on immediate basis but it only released Rs2 billion as recurring grant
and no amount was released against Rs6.7 billion of the development
budget. According to sources, the non-release of development budget has
created adverse effects on more than 150 ongoing projects, about 10,000
local and foreign scholarships, salaries of project employees and more
than 110 foreign professors who have been hired by various public sector
In Pakistan, the access to higher
education is already low in the region i.e. 8% as compared to 25% in
Indonesia, 38% in Turkey, 41% in China, 18% in India, 12% in Bangladesh
and 95% in South Korea. The total budget allocation for higher education
sector in Pakistan is 11% of the total education budget. According to
Unesco's standards, it should be 25% of the total education budget.
the previous financial year, Rs11 billion could not be released to this
important sector. The World Bank identifies education and skilled
force, ICTs and innovation as three of the four essential pillars of a
Knowledge Economy. The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness
Report 2011-12 identifies higher education and training, technology
readiness and innovation as three of twelve pillars for Knowledge
Economy. Realizing the importance of higher education for socio-economic
development of the country, the Indian government has recently decided
fivefold increase in higher education budget of India. The government
has allocated more than Rs1,000 billion in this regard. The Indian
federal government has taken the higher education experts on board for
preparation of 12th Five Year Plan so that higher education may be given
Vice Chancellors Committee Chairman Syed
Imtiaz Gilani has already warned that non-release of the allocated funds
would adversely affect the quality of teaching and research in higher
education institutes all over the country. If proper attention is not
given to this critical situation, it will lead towards very serious and
ugly situation as universities are not in a position to pay salaries to
their employees. He also informed that the major portion of the
recurring budget provided by the HEC goes to salaries. If the staff is
not getting salaries how they will perform their duties.
for Civic Education Pakistan Executive Director Zafarullah Khan
regretted what he termed non-serious attitude of the government. "The
government has collected about Rs1,900 billion in last financial year as
tax revenue and it is quite unfortunate that the government cannot
release Rs11 billion for higher education." He warned: "If we do not
change out attitude towards higher education, the dividends, which we
have achieved in last few years, will be lost and we will have to repent
over it for the next hundred years."
of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has
already announced countrywide protests in all 74 public sector
universities against non-release of the required budget for public
sector universities and for reinstatement of terminated teachers of
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah.
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Girls outsmart boys in FBISE SSC-II Annual Examination 2012
Islamabad: Girls outshined boys by bagging first positions in both humanities and
science groups of the Secondary School Certificate II (SSC-II) Annual
Examination 2012 held under the Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (FBISE).
According to the result
announced by FBISE Controller Examinations Aslam Gul here on Thursday,
in the Science Group Urooj Mustafa (Roll Number 146058) of the Jinnah
Education System, Taxila Cantonment, secured first position by securing
1024 marks. She was followed by Moiz Rehan (Roll Number 102360) of the
Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sector G-10/4, Islamabad, who got
second position in the Science Group by securing 1022 marks. Third
position went to Sana Shahid (Roll Number 151371) of the Garrison
Academy for Girls, Sarfaraz Rafique Road, Lahore Cantonment, by securing
In the Humanities Group, Ifra Urooj
(Roll Number 187023) of the Wah Islamic School of Excellence, Model
Town, Wah Cantonment, bagged first position by securing 946 marks. Aziz
ul Haq (Roll Number 170049) of the Institute of Islamic Science, Satra
Meel, Islamabad, clinched second position in the Humanities Group by
obtaining 945 marks. Muhammad Usman (Roll Number 170054) also from the
Institute of Islamic Science, Satra Meel, Islamabad, got third position
by securing 932 marks.
As many as 49,692 regular
students appeared in the SSC-II examination out of which 45,206
candidates achieved success, showing pass percentage of 90.97%.
14,635 private and ex-students appeared in the examination out of which
7,120 were declared successful thus showing pass percentage of 48.05%.
The overall pass percentage of regular, private and ex-students stood at
This year, 21 unfair means cases were
reported. A judicious procedure was adopted to decide these cases and
every effort was made to ensure that personal hearing was allowed to all
concerned. As many as 18 cases were decided and a notification on
decisions taken in these cases was printed in the end of the result
The candidates wanting to improve their
grades or marks could do so by reappearing in up to two subjects of
their choice or the entire examination in current course within a period
of one year after the announcement of the result.
The Secondary School Certificate Supplementary Examination 2012 will start on September 12.
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Pakistani student wins silver medal in Genius Olympiad
Islamabad: A Pakistani student won silver medal in an international competition
about environmental issues held at State University of New York (SUNY)
Students from forty countries presented
657 projects in the Genius Olympiad where the Shadab Rasool Buriro from
Khairpur, Sindh stood second to win silver medal.
Another Pakistani student Abdul Daim from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was awarded with honourable mention certificate.
Rasool and Abdul Diam, both students of Pak-Turk Schools presented
their project, 'Removal of Pollutants from Industrial Waste Water by
usage of Tea Waste' in the contest.
discovered a unique and economical way to reduce soil contamination,
which is result of accumulation of man-made toxic substances that has a
negative effect of plant and animal life.
bagged silver medal in 1st Genius Olympiad held in 2011 while so far
Pakistani students have won 124 medals in the international and national
competitions speak of their extraordinary talent, which result in
The students also had an
opportunity to see the other projects; they participated in workshops,
symposiums, cultural events, exhibitions and interacted with some of the
world's brightest young minds, said supervisor of the students Ahmet
Moreover, experts from Harvard, Cornell,
Syracuse and SUNY delivered lectures during the mega event on how
learning takes place and ways to improve skills.
the students will embark upon one-week trip to Turkey from tomorrow
(June 30) as announced earlier by the administration of the Pak-Turk
International Schools and Colleges.
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Shifa College seeks transfer of affiliation
The Shifa College of Medicine has formally contacted the medical
education watchdog for the transfer of its affiliation.
has been learnt that Shifa Medical College Principal Professor Dr
Muhammad Aslam has written to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
President Dr Sibitul Hasnain for disaffiliating his educational
institution from the Bahria University and affiliating it to the
newly-established Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University.
Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University was established after Parliament
passed an Act and President Zardari accorded his assent to it in March
this year. It is run by the Tameer-e-Millat Foundation, a
nongovernmental organisation working for the promotion of education in
the country.PMDC Registrar Dr. Nadeem Akbar confirmed to this scribe
that the Shifa College of Medicine had approached the council for
transferring its affiliation.
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PGMI fails to accommodate FCPS Part-I qualifiers
Peshawar: Hundreds of young doctors are destined to suffer as the Postgraduate
Medical Institute (PGMI), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has failed to accommodate
all the 275 doctors who have passed the examination of Fellowship of the
College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) Part-I.
275 doctors were declared successful in the FCPS Part-I examination. In
May 2012, the PGMI advertised seats for the FCPS-II training in its
affiliated teaching hospitals of the province.
interview was scheduled for June 27. However, when the students arrived
for the interview, they came to know that the PGMI would accommodate
only 104 students, which led to boycott by all the candidates and the
administration had to postpone the interviews.
Alamgir Khan Yousafzai, president of the Young Doctors
Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said it was unfair on the part of the
PGMI. "Why did they mention 300 seats in the prospectus when they were
not going to accommodate us," he said.
"We have been
protesting for induction of trainees for the last four years. We want to
solve this problem once and for all. All the passed students of FCPS-I
should be accommodated without any protest or demonstration," he said,
adding that the government should devise mechanism for the purpose.
also criticised the charges taken by the institute for registration
with it for one year and prospectus fee. "The CPSP forms can be
downloaded free of cost from the website while the PGMI earned money
from trainees," Alamgir stated.
The representative of
young trainees said that despite their boycott of the interview no-one
from the PGMI administration contacted them. "We went to meet the dean
but till 12 noon he didn't come to his office," he added.
trainees announced to stage protest in front of the PGMI office
tomorrow (Saturday). One of the dejected candidates said: "The FCPS,
Part-I, is not an easy examination and is considered one of the toughest
examinations of the medical profession. But now when we have passed it,
the PGMI is not allowing us to get admission in the Part-II."
aggrieved students questioned that if the PGMI had limited seats, why
it had mentioned 300 seats in its prospectus. They said that in Punjab
and other provinces, the students for FCPS, Part-II were accommodated
while in our province the Health Department was least bothered.
students said that for the last many years the entire burden of
postgraduate training was on four tertiary care hospitals of the
province. They criticised the Health Department for the improper
training facilities in the hospitals affiliated with Gomal, Saidu and
Bacha Khan medical colleges.
When contacted, PGMI
Dean Prof Dr Akhtar Ali said it was an official matter and he could not
discuss it with media persons. "We don't want the issue to emerge in
newspapers as it is an educational matter," he replied bluntly. The news
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