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Shortage of teachers persists in schools
Islamabad, July 06: The shortage of teachers in the public sector schools of Punjab persists
even after the city district government and educational directorate
filled 850 vacant posts a couple of months ago.
told 'The News' here Tuesday that on the directions of the Punjab chief
minister, the City District Government Rawalpindi and the Executive
District Office Education, Rawalpindi district, filled 850 posts of
teachers of different subject mostly science which were vacant for long.
According to the sources, around 1,500 posts were vacant out of which
the authorities invited applications for recruiting over 1,000 teachers.
With the completion of process of recruitment only 850 successful
candidates joined their services.
The remaining 150 candidates did not turn up as they got better jobs in other government departments.
of the 700 candidates who joined the services, a good number of them
have also left the schools on reasons of being transferred to far way
stations from their home towns. Many of them were female teachers. They
had approached the EDO Rawalpindi and related officials in the city
district government for transferring their services to their home
stations. However, they failed in their efforts and finally left their
jobs. As a result the shortage of teachers enhanced. At present around
30 per cent filled in posts again fall vacant. The students are
suffering badly due to non-availability of teachers particularly of high
The representatives of SOS Teachers
Association including Shafiq Bhulwalia, President Rawalpindi, confirmed
the information provided by the sources. He said that a large number of
teachers have left their jobs only because of being posted at far away
stations from their home towns. He stressed that the teachers while
being appointed should be posted at their hometowns particularly
However, EDO Education, Rawalpindi District,
Qazi Zahoor, told 'The News' that though the posts are vacant for one
reason or another but the authorities filled up the posts in phases and
the same is in the notice of the concerned authorities. Recently on the
directions of the Punjab chief minister, 992 teachers are being
recruited in different parts of the Punjab against the vacant posts.
Applications have been invited from the interested candidates and the
process of making fresh recruitments of 992 teachers against the vacant
posts would complete in a month. After summer vacations, the newly
appointed teachers would join their duties in accordance with the rules
and regulations of the Punjab Government Act.
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30 Pakistani scientists make contribution
Islamabad: As many as 30 Pakistani scientists working at CERN made visible contribution in the
research that has finally led to discover the Higgs boson, also
nicknamed the "God particle" that travels faster than light.
to the working mechanism, 15 Pakistani scientists used to work at the
main laboratory in CERN, developed in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on
the Franco-Swiss border in 1954, while remaining 15 were engaged in
carrying out research work simultaneously in line with the directions
given by a team of senior CERN scientists using 8 MV Pelletron Tandem
accelerator facility based on sophisticated technology at National
Centre for Physics (NCP).
NCP's Director General, Hamid
Saleem, told this correspondent that in all, 15 physicists, ten
engineers and five lasers and opto-electronics experts contributed in
the research that led to the discovery being widely considered as one of
the greatest achievements in the field of science.
scientists included Dr Hafiz Hoorani, Dr Jamila Bashir Butt, Hassan
Shahzad, Taimoor Khursheed, Saleh Muhammad, Muhammad Ahmad, Wajid Ali
Khan, Adilur Rehman Zafar, Ishtiaq Hussain, Waqar Ahmad, Shamoona Fawad
Qazi, Imran Malik, Zia Aftab and Muhammad Shariq Khan.
said a grid having 500 computers was set up in NCP and the Pakistani
scientists have so far contributed in numerous ways including detector
construction, simulation, physics analysis, grid computing,
computational software development and manufacturing of mechanical
The data provided by NCP stated that Pakistan
has made material contribution to the tune of 10 million dollars. It
also signed an agreement with CERN that doubled the Pakistani
contribution from one to two million Swiss francs. With this new
agreement Pakistan started construction of the resistive plate chambers
required for the CMS muon system. While more recently, a protocol has
been signed enhancing Pakistan's total contribution to 10 million
Hamid Saleem said the Pakistani scientists were
also among those proud fellows who were wildly applauding the most
ambitious experiment held at CERN with protons being fired in 27-km
tunnel in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe.
said they prepared CMS detector consisting of assembling and testing of
288 Resistive Plate Chambers, helped in fabrication of mechanical
pieces at the cost much less than the European cost and designed tracker
alignment and other opto-electronic related work.
also pertinent to mention here that CERN has given best supplier award
to Heavy Mechanical Complex in recognition of its services in providing
necessary equipment in the preparatory phases of the experiment.
Saleem said NCP is offering basic facilities to conduct research in
various fields including centrifuge, accelerator, fission and fusion,
coating and metallization, medical and pharmaceutical, semi-conductor,
solar, live stock, plasma sterilization, food processing and packaging.
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Students of FG Quaid-i-Azam Public School excel in SSC exam
Islamabad: The result of FG Quaid-i-Azam Public School remained excellent in the recent SSC-II
Annual Examination held under the Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education as its students attained good positions.
to the result announced recently, Nida Sabir Malik secured 999 marks
and stood first in the school, winning scholarship on merit basis.
Similarly, Abdul Hannan Raja and Muhammad Zain secured 983 and 972 marks
Overall the school result remained 94 per
cent with sound GPA obtaining 23 A-1 and 32 A grades. Twelve students
got more than 900 marks and eighteen students secured more than 800
In this connection, the school management arranged a
function to appreciate the performance of the students in the exam.
Speaking on the occasion, the principal felicitated the successful
students particularly the position-holders, their parents and teachers.
encouraged and advised the students to continue on their hard work and
further improve their academic record. He also advised the students to
build up their morality and character and always be submissive and
respectful to their elders. He prayed for the successful students for
their brilliant future. He said to build up a solid background for them
and enlighten the good name of their country. The students also
expressed their views. They were also awarded prizes and certificates
for achieving distinctions in the exam.
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KMU extends date for registration
Peshawar: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) has extended the date for online
registration of the candidates for the entrance test for admission to
public and private medical colleges in the province.
date for the registration had earlier been fixed as July 5, said a
press release on Thursday. However, three-day extension has been made in
the date on the request of students and their parents, the communiqué
stated, adding the new date for the registration was July 8.
entrance test is scheduled to be held on July 15 at the Karnal Sher
Khan Stadium in Peshawar and Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad. The news
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COL to help AIOU set up open-schools network
Isalamabad: The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) on Thursday reassured its support to the Allama Iqbal Open
University (AIOU) for setting up of open-schools network to improve
literacy rate and ensure education for all at primary, middle and
The system has already been successfully tested in many countries, including UK, India, Namibia and Tanzania.
a detailed presentation on the open-schools project at the AIOU main
campus, the visiting COL education specialist, Frances Ferreira, said
that her organisation would also find international donors to support
the project, which would serve as a model for other countries to enhance
literacy rate through distance-learning programmes.
the AIOU project, she said the COL would also be expending necessary
technical support, like designing curriculum for open schools that were
to be set up in cooperation with the provincial governments. Presiding
over the presentation ceremony, AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Nazir Ahmed
Sangi hoped that the COL would be a strong partner in the mega project
that aimed at imparting basic education to around one million boys and
girls during the next three year. "We will need financial support of
around $20 million from international donors to meet project's cost," he
The project will be made financially sustainable to make
open-schools system self-sufficient, he said. Sindh Additional Secretary
Aftab Inayat, who was present on the occasion, assured the AIOU of the
provincial government's help in implementing the project.
presentation was given by Mir Mukhtiar Hussain Talpur, Bureau for the
University Extension and Special Programme. He elaborated various phases
of the project and said that it would be a milestone in provision of
basic education to the young generation at their doorsteps.
the proposed project, Pakistan National Institute of Open Schools and
Lifelong Learning will be established at the AIOU, he said. Daily times
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