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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.

Under the 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.

A 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 people.

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 way.

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.

Placards of 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 event.

The visitors showed keen interest in different pavilions and enjoyed a variety of different cultures under one roof.

Pavilions 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 traditions.

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 visitors.

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 traditional manner.

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.

Chinese 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 performance.

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.

He invited Pakistanis in general and IIUI students in particular to participate in Beijing Olympics in August and attend the torch relay in Islamabad in April 2008.

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 marks.

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.

He stressed 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.

"A group of people make a successful institution while individual seldom does that," he told a large gathering of students, parents and faculty members.

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 said.

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.

Following 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.

Pre-Medical 1st year: Atif Nadeem Abbasi, Mohammad Danish Sarfraz and Ahmed Javed.

General Science 1st year: Humayun Mughal, Ammar Ahmed and Khawaja Mohammad Awais.

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 Rizwan Zafar.

General Science 2nd year: Mohammad Imran Javed, Syed Mohammad Awais and Khurram Shehzad.

Humanities 2nd year: Syed Umair Iqbal.

BA: Mehtab Ahmed.

BSc: Usama Zafar.

Qiraat: Usman Ali.

Naat: Ali Irfan.

Urdu debate: Mohammad Haroon Tariq.

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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