AIOU Degrees: Rootsians & IIUI celebrate
AIOU to start post-graduate, teachers education programmes in ME
Islamabad, Mar 19, 2008: Allama Iqbal Open University will start International Degree Programmes,
MBA (COL) and MBA (Banking & Finance & Human Resources), BBA and
four-year (Teacher Training Programme), BS (Education) in Saudi Arabia and
Middle-East from next year.
AIOU, BDI ink MoU for joint educational programmes in Middle East
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Business Development Institute
(BDI) Tuesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for offering AIOU
educational programmes under joint brand-names in the Middle East.
agreement, the Business Development Institute would represent the AIOU as their
Representatives/Approved Study Centres throughout the Middle East.
A signing ceremony
took place at the AIOU Vice Chancellor's Secretariat here and Ilyas Ahmed,
Registrar AIOU and Atif S. Farooqi, Executive Director, Business Development
Institute Karachi signed the MoU.
Dr Mehmood H. Butt,
the Vice Chancellor AIOU, appreciated the services of BDI as an approved study
centre of AIOU for the last ten years in developing the human capital.
Ali Asghar Hasnain,
Country Director AIOU, while appreciating the move to extend AIOU offering in
Middle East also commented that this would give an opportunity to Overseas
Pakistanis especially in the Middle East to benefit out of quality driven
academic programmes of AIOU offered by the BDI in the Middle East. App
Rootsians celebrate Mehfil-e-Milad nationwide
Rawalpindi: Roots School System observed Eid Milad-un-Nabi with religious
zeal and fervour in all its nationwide campuses including Rawalpindi, Lahore,
Mirpur, Peshawar, Wah, Islamabad and Muzaffarabad here Tuesday.
comprehensive Milad was organised to mark the most auspicious occasion of the
birthday of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the school premises with naats and biography
of Holy Prophet (PBUH) during the morning assemblies.
The students hosted
the auspicious event with great enthusiasm and the school building and stage
were creatively decorated with a huge backdrop depicting Masjid-e-Nabawi and
palm trees. The classrooms were adorned with colourful buntings and streamers.
The students were clad in white clothes with girls wearing colourful dupattas
and boys wearing cultural headgears.
The Milad started with the
recitation of Holy Quran followed by a Hamd and Qaseeda. The students and
teachers recited well-prepared Naats and delivered speeches on the Prophet's
birth, childhood, youth and adult life, his character, teachings, sufferings,
his fortitude in the face of general opposition, leadership in battles, bravery,
wisdom, preaching and his final triumph through Allah's mercy over the hearts of
The Montessori children dressed up in white clothes gave an
impression of little angels who recited Naats with their teachers and narrated
stories about Holy Prophet (PBUH) in a touching and heart warming
Apart from the students, faculty members also graced the occasion
with religious zeal to pay homage and solidarity to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
for his greatest and divine services to Islam and mankind.
sayings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) were displayed and little cut out badges of
Hadiths were distributed among the students. The News
Cultural week celebrations start at IIUI
Islamabad: The 20th cultural week started on Tuesday at the male campus of
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
Students have set up
as many as 15 stalls of regional cultures and books to celebrate the week.
Students from different countries and regions of Pakistan are participating in
The visitors showed keen interest in different pavilions and
enjoyed a variety of different cultures under one roof.
depicting cultures and ethnic traditions of various countries including Iran,
Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt and United Arab
Emirates (UAE) have been set up. Dresses and cuisines of these countries are
also on display.
Pakistani culture has been represented through Gwadar,
Saraiki, Balochi, Punjabi, Sindhi and Pakhtun lifestyles and
Though all the pavilions, set up in different rooms, were
attracting the visitors, the Pakhtunkhwa pavilion was offering more variety and
entertainment. At this pavilion "Aatan", a traditional dance to inspire young
people for fight against enemy, was being performed. "It is a source of
encouragement to prepare youth for the fight," said Askar Khan, a student of LLB
at the university.
Students performing "Aatan" dance to the tune of
drumbeat were attracting the visitors to the pavilions.
"We are proud of
our traditions and would transfer this heritage to our coming generations," said
Sabar Khan, another student. Afghan Pavilion depicting the traditional dresses,
cuisines and old weaponry, was also a centre of attraction for the
The aroma of the sumptuous cuisine from Indonesia also
attracted many visitors, who not only enjoyed the food but also the ambience
created by the students in Indonesian dresses and serving food in their
However, the students of Kenya were in the process
of displaying their culture in the corridors, as they were not provided with a
room for the purpose. "It is difficult to manage the things as a lot of people
are passing by", said a Kenyan student present at the stall.
students have displayed different pictures of historical buildings depicting
architect of their county. The bookstalls also witnessed a great rush, as
students were busy selecting books of their interest.
A wide range of
books including Islamic history, politics, Urdu, English literatures and history
of sub continent were available at these stalls.
The most interesting
stall of the event was of faculty of Shariah and Law. At this stall
demonstration of hearing of a case in the court was going on.
A play on
election rigging was also staged on Tuesday. The audience applauded the
Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhao Hui honoured the inaugural
ceremony of the cultural week. He said Pakistan and China friendship was time
tested and an example for other countries of the world.
Pakistanis in general and IIUI students in particular to participate in Beijing
Olympics in August and attend the torch relay in Islamabad in April
Earlier, IIUI President Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui highlighted the
facilities being provided to the students at the university. Daily Times
FG Sir Syed College awards outstanding students
Rawalpindi: Record-breaking Mohammad Talha Malik was among the FG Sir Syed
College Rawalpindi's awards recipient at an impressive prize distribution
ceremony held here Tuesday.
Talha broke the all-time record of Federal
Board (pre-engineering) Examinations held last year by securing 1,021
Inspector General Training and Evaluation Lieutenant-General Hamid
Rab Nawaz (HI) was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed certificates
and shields among those Sir Syedians, who excelled in both curriculum and extra
curriculum activities of the college in the year 2007.
"Parents nurture a
good child while a teacher nurtures a good student who eventually becomes a good
citizen of the country," General Hamid said in his address.
upon the students to listen to their elders and the teacher because "they know
more than you do."
He said that institutions like Sir Syed College serve
as nurseries for human resource development of the country and can ensure
sustainable provision of human capital to the various walks of life.
group of people make a successful institution while individual seldom does
that," he told a large gathering of students, parents and faculty
Principal Prof Obaidullah Bhatti in his welcome address
highlighted a brief but successful history of the college that was inaugurated
as public school in 1958.
"With its enviable results, peaceful
environment and lofty standards, this college has become the first choice of the
matriculates seeking admission to the intermediate classes," Prof Obaidullah
He informed the gathering that FG Sir Syed College had won more
than 120 positions in the board and university exams.
"With two positions
and 97 A-1 grades, this year again FG Sir Syed College has surpassed all the
other institutions affiliated with the Federal Board," he said.
were the awards recipients:
Pre-Engineering 1st year: Hammad Hasan
Jaskani, Saadullah Khan, Sarmad Nadeem, Azmat Bilal, Muhammad Zohaib Butt, Umar
Nawazish Ali, Mohammad Saad Asif and Muhammad Ibrahim Wasiq.
1st year: Atif Nadeem Abbasi, Mohammad Danish Sarfraz and Ahmed
General Science 1st year: Humayun Mughal, Ammar Ahmed and Khawaja
Pre-Engineering 2nd year: Saad Noorul Islam, Shaban Giyas
Satti, Syed Abdul Wahab, Abdul Majeed, Mohammad Ahad Rafique, Aamir Munir, Saad
Saleh, Hamza Zafar Malik and Mohammad Talha Malik.
Pre-Medical 2nd year:
Asad Zafar, Noman Anjum, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Masab, Arsalan Naeem and Mohammad
General Science 2nd year: Mohammad Imran Javed, Syed
Mohammad Awais and Khurram Shehzad.
Humanities 2nd year: Syed Umair
BA: Mehtab Ahmed.
BSc: Usama Zafar.
Naat: Ali Irfan.
Urdu debate: Mohammad Haroon
English debate: Ammar Ahmed.
Federal Board overall
positions: Mohammad Talha Malik secured first overall position in federal board
(pre-engineering 2007), while Hamza Zafar Malik bagged third position
(pre-engineering 2007). The News
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