Educational institutions barter system
Barter system prevails to show 100% results
Islamabad, March 12: In the race to show 100 per cent results, a number of
educational institutions under the 'tight nose' of federal authorities have
entered into a sort of 'barter system' while getting allotted each other's
premises as examination centres.
The unfair arrangements are made for
several institutions, particularly private ones, under the command of a central
character of Farah Hameed Dogar case in the Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (FBISE), disclosed the board sources. Besides there is a
large scale practice of declaring private schools and colleges, as examination
centres ultimately helping them to get a free introduction among the parents and
A quick outlook of officially notified examination centres for
Higher Secondary School Certificate part I&II annual examination 2010,
speaks the reality, as to how the institutions, supposed to produce civilised
generations, have manoeuvred the things to get a favourable atmosphere to come
up with 100 per cent or excellent results.
"It is impossible without
connivance of the FBISE authorities focusing on their personal interests rather
pondering upon the fate of future builders of the nation," sources within the
According to notification, Bahria College (E-8, Islamabad) is
examination centre for the candidates of Fazia Intermediate College (E-9,
Islamabad). Thus the same Fazia College is declared examination centre for
Bahria College students.
Likewise, Prince Suleman College of Professional
Education is examination centre for the students of Ali Trust College. The
candidates from Prince Suleman College will have their centre at Ali Trust
In another such examples, Islamabad Model College for Boys (I
8/3) is announced to be examination centre for FG College of Commerce (H-8/4).
And that FG College of Commerce (H-8/4) is centre for the students from
Islamabad Model College for Boys (I-8/3).
The official sources within
FBISE explained that often the managements of private schools and colleges get
each other's buildings allotted for examinations, as superintendent and other
staff members are taken from the host.
"Giving relaxation to the students
and helping them in solving their papers through various means is general
practice, but this kind of exercise cannot be carried without involvement of
high-ups from the board," the sources added.
Approached for a comment,
FBISE (Controller Examination) Manzoor Ahmed appeared with a different stand. He
said that neither he nor the board has any bad intentions behind establishing
examination centres at the premises of private schools and colleges. "Our first
priority remains the setting up centres at government schools and colleges.
However, with increase of students, we cannot cover all the students at public
schools and colleges and that is the reason we select private institutions
having vast space for conducting examinations," he added.
To a query,
Manzoor Ahmed said that the board has made special arrangements this year to
assign central inspectors who would conduct surprise visits of the centres to
ensure transparency in the process. "As the inspectors would be taken from board
and some from outside, but only those who are senior and well-reputed, the
papers checking process is also being further tightened."
question, Manzoor Ahmed said the board is trying its level best to assign
inspectors at all the examination centres rather for only a few ones. "We have
not made arrangement for any private institution to promote it." The news
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Matric exam cancelled after paper leak
Quetta: The Balochistan education department cancelled on Thursday
night English paper for annual matriculation examination scheduled to be held on
Friday after several papers, the cancelled one among them, were leaked
Secretary Education Munir Minhas confirmed that English paper (A)
had been cancelled.
Sources said that all seven papers had been leaked
out and were in possession of many candidates.
Minister Tahir Mehmood ordered an inquiry into the leakage of papers."A three
members committee headed by the additional secretary education has been set up
to probe into the matter," the secretary education said, adding that the
committee would submit its report in three days.
The education minister
suspended the secretary and other staff of the secrecy branch of the Balochistan
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Quetta with immediate effect. Dawn
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Medals for IT researchers
Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Thursday awarded
gold medals with cash prizes to 12 students of various distinguished educational
institutes of the country for the best research projects on IT & Telecom for
the year 2009.
Cabinet Division Secretary Abdul Rauf Chaudhry, presented
gold medals to the winners of the competition during a ceremony held here at PTA
Headquarters with PTA Chairman Dr Mohammed Yaseen presiding over the moot.
PTA Member (Finance) Syed Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi and PTA Member
(Technical) Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar were also present on the occasion. The
event was attended by faculty members of the universities, parents of the award
winning researchers and representatives of the industry.
medals have been awarded on the basis of a competition among accredited national
universities called by PTA in April 2009 for the best research projects on IT
Various educational institutes responded nominated their
students for the competition. A total 18 research projects were received from
different universities, which were later on scrutinised and evaluated by a PTA
On the basis of highest obtained marks four research projects
were selected for the award of Rs50,000 each and gold medals for the 12
participants of these projects.
Addressing the ceremony, Cabinet Division
Secretary Abdul Rauf Chaudhry said that PTA has taken this initiative
proactively which should be appreciated and followed by the whole telecom
industry especially by the operators to take maximum advantage from the research
work of these young scholars.
Appreciating the winners of the
competition he assured of the effective utilisation of these projects in the
decision-making processes. He said that this scheme would go a long way in
developing a strong relationship between the academia, industry and the relevant
government organisations and would turn out to be exemplary for the rest of the
sectors of our economy.
PTA chairman said that as reflected from the
telecom indicators, growth in the telecom sector has been immense in recent past
years. Similarly education sector has also shown tremendous growth in terms of
adding an increased number of educational and professional institutions,
development of faculty and students' enrolments whereas growth in research on IT
& Telecom in Pakistan has not been proportionate, he added.
Therefore, he said, intense local research activities are need of the
hour to sustain previous growth patterns. This step can be helpful in creating a
strong industry-academia linkage, which would enable us to understand the views
of researchers regarding pertinent issues faced by the industry.
evaluate the practicability and level of implementation of these research
projects at our levels and can bring improvements which could help us in
achieving our goals," he added.
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PMAS-AAUR naat contest
Rawalpindi: An inter-faculty 'Naat Competition' was organised by the
Directorate of Student Affairs at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture
University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Thursday.
Students from all
faculties participated in the competition, which was attended by a large number
of students and faculty members.
Among 20 participants, Noman Raza of the
Faculty of Agriculture was declared first, Atif Shahzad of the Institute of
Information Technology was adjudged second and Asma Azam of the Faculty of
Sciences got the third position.
PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr.
Khalid Mahmood Khan, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that active
participation of students in the 'Naat Competition' reflects their deep love for
Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He asked students to
act upon the teachings of the Holy Qur'aan and Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon
He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless students with intellectual thinking
along with knowledgeand emphasised on the need for following the teachings of
the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) for betterment in this world and the
hereafter. The news
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College teachers demands
Islamabad: Leader of the House in Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has assured
Islamabad Model Colleges Teachers' Association (IMCTA) that he would place their
grievances before the Senate's Standing Committee on Education.
delegation led by IMCTA President Irfan met Bokhari at the Parliament House on
Bokhari said that he would convey to the committee the
concerns of teachers pertaining to the non-implementation of defunct Islamabad
High Court's (IHC) verdict on their regularisation. Daily times
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School teachers protest
Karak: The All Teachers Association (ATA) has threatened to close all
schools of the district if their demands were not met till March 18.
decision was taken in a meeting of the ATA held here on Thursday with its
patron-in-chief Malik Noor Wali in the chair. A large number of teachers were
Addressing the meeting, Malik Noor Wali Khan and Malik Rai
Khan set March 18 as deadline to MPA Malik Qasim Kan Khattak for apologising
over the misbehaviour of his brother and his armed aides with the EDO in his
office a few days ago and resolving the issue peacefully.
threatened if the lawmaker did not take steps for the restoration of the dignity
of the EDO Hussamul Haq within the deadline they would close the schools on
March 19 in the entire district as a protest. He asked the teachers to wear
black bands on their arms from Friday as a sign of token protest and also
display a black a banner on the main gate of each school.
leaders of various teachers' bodies condemned the attitude and action of the MPA
and paid tributes to the EDO for taking a bold stand against the undue demand of
the lawmaker. Dawn
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