FUUAST exam schedule | Education moneymaking trend
FUUAST announces exam schedule
Karachi, June 24: The Controller Examination,
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has announced
the examination schedule of BA, B.Com and MA (Private) annual examination 2008.
The official communique of FUUAST released on Tuesday stating that BA (Part I
& II) exam would start from 01 July 2009 and would continue till July 23.
B.Com (both parts) exam would be held from July 01 to 20, 2009. While MA part-I
papers will commence from July 03 to 13 and MA final exams would be held from
July 04 to 14.
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Education victimised by moneymaking trend: Anis
Islamabad: An educated person, without moral and ethical values, could not
contribute anything to the development of a society, said Riphah International
University Vice Chancellor Professor Anis Ahmed in an interview.
Sharing his observations of 46 years in the field of teaching, Professor
Anis said that the country's educational journey has seen many ups and downs.
"With time, education has become a mechanical activity instead of acting as a
tool to inculcate the true spirit of knowledge among students. As a result, the
country has people that are storehouses of knowledge but fail to contribute
towards the country's development."
Terming it a dangerous trend, he
regretted that commercialism has taken over the real purpose of education.
"Instead of recognising their responsibilities in this difficult time, the
target of the whole society has shifted towards earning money.
Moneymaking through business is a legitimate activity but
education is not a selling product and making it a business is like messing up
with generations," he said and added that speaking good English in western
accent is not the only qualification required to become a good and productive
citizen. "It is actually the content of what we say or write that
Calling for more focus on research oriented study in higher
education institutions, the VC stressed the need for finding out
culture-friendly solutions for the challenges faced by the country. "The lack of
indigenous research is obvious from the fact that we have an agriculture based
economy and the country is failing in every field of
Expressing his opinion about the employment choices
available for youth, Prof Anis Ahmed said it is the government's responsibility
to conduct a comprehensive market survey to guide the students. "Due to the
absence of any such authentic information, majority of the students choose the
same field that leads to wastage of the human resource."
He rejected the
impression that immense knowledge exposure in the past decade has left the youth
confused and bewildered. In his opinion, technology has no clash with ethics,
and knowledge exposure through Internet and media is a blessing instead of a
matter of concern. "The problem lies with our education system that does not
encourage students to think and take appropriate decisions," he added.
He said it is unfortunate that the education policy in the country has
never been designed by educationists, and stressed the need to bring
revolutionary changes in the teaching culture, as it is the teachers who give
vision to their students.
If the youth becomes aware of its
responsibilities, he said, it has all the talent to take the country out of
troubles. "They can bring a revolution if they move forward with clarity of
vision and a resolve to work hard, and never give up."
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International Islamic University Islamabad Seminar
Islamabad: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) will hold a
seminar on 'Science and Engineering Education in Pakistan Perspective and
Challenges' in the first week of July 2009.
Leading scientists and
engineers will attend the seminar, said a news release issued here. Engineer
Rukhsana Zuberi, chairperson of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will be the
chief guest on the occasion. It was decided in the meeting of the Faculty of
Engineering and Technology (FET) with Parveen Qadir Agha, vice president IIUI.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdul Majeed, director Strategic
Planning Cell, Dr. Muhammad Riaz, dean FET, Dr. M. Irfan, chairman Department of
Environmental Sciences, Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, chairman Department of Electronic
Engineering, Dr. Rehmat Elahi, head Department of Mathematics, Sarfraz Ahmed
Mirza, director (P&P), Khalid Mahmood Raja, additional director (P&A)
and others. The News
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College principal shot dead in Quetta
Quetta: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday shot dead the principal of
a commerce college in Quetta.
Academicians in Balochistan have been the
victims of targeted killings, with three, including the college principal,
having been gunned down in recent weeks.
Mirza Amant Ali Baig, the
principal of Quetta Commerce College, was killed outside the college as he
arrived on duty early morning. He died on the way to hospital.
had claimed responsibility until late Tuesday night.
the killing, with college staff and students blocking Jinnah Road for two hours.
The protesters chanted slogans against the government and demanded authorities
immediately apprehend the culprits. All educational institutions in Quetta were
shut after Baig's killing.
Baig hailed from Punjab and had been serving
in Quetta for the last 15 years.
Shafiq Ahmed Khan, the Balochistan
education minister, said he had raised the issue of targeted killings of
teachers with Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi and Chief Minister Aslam
He said Baloch nationalists allegedly hiding in Afghanistan
could be behind the killings of teachers in the province. Daily Times
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