FDE failed to reveal admission policy
FDE yet to finalise its admission policy
Islamabad, Mar 11: Despite the time for admissions in various classes is just around the corner, the
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is yet to finalise its admission policy
after the change in the nomenclature of federal government academic institutions
to Islamabad model education institutions.
According to information, the
FDE has issued a detailed notification No F.4-263/11(Dev) dated February 17th,
2011, regarding the uniformity of education of all educational institutions of
ICT under administrative control of FDE, but it has failed to reveal the
admission policy to be followed after the change in the nomenclature.
admission policy of federal government schools and model schools is altogether
different. With the uniformity in education system, all schools have been given
the name of model schools however, the admission policy is yet to be finalised
despite the fact that the admissions in various classes would start from April
The notification, which has been issued by FDE only includes the names
of 418 education institutions that have been given the status of model
institutions. However, the list which attached to the notification could also
create ambiguity in future as it doesn't categorise them into two groups i.e.
Islamabad Model Schools for Boys/ Girls (Class I-IV, I-VIII or VI-X) and
Islamabad Model College for Boys/Girls (Classes XI-XII, XI-XIV or
According to experts, the absence of categorisation would create
problem in running the administrative affairs of the institutions in the future.
"There should be a categorisation of education institutions so that there should
be a clarity, as to who is looking after what institutions," said Federal
Government Teachers' Association (FGTA) President Azhar Mahmood Awan.
change in nomenclature doesn't only include the change of name but also change
in admission policy, change in fee structure, change in syllabus and change in
funds structure. "We are extremely worried as to why the admission policy has
not been revealed till now. The new academic session is about to start and we
are not sure of the policy," said Awan.
According to information, there
was quite a difference between the fee structures of education institutions
where federal government education institutions were charging only Rs30 per
month while Model education institutions were charging Rs450 per
"We don't want a substantial increase in the fee as we are aware
of the monetary situation of our people. What we want is slight increase in our
fee structure and decrease in model schools fee structure," he added.
other important thing that needs to be finalised before the commencement of new
academic year is the unification of syllabus. What has been proposed by FGTA is
the gradual unification of syllabus and medium initially at Class I and VI
w.e.f. April 1, 2011 so that the whole system could be unified in
Similarly the distribution of funds is also a question mark.
Previously model education institutions were getting much more funds than
federal government education institutions. "You can guess the disparity from
here. They were charging more fees and getting more funds. In contrast with that
federal government schools were charging minimal fee and fewer funds," said
FDE Director General Shaheen Khan said that
the directorate was working extensively to finalise the policy. "We are hopeful
that the admission policy for the new academic year world be announced in a day
or two," she said.
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Ministry urged not to change name of FG schools
Islamabad: The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Federal Government School, Nurpur
Shahan, demanded of the Ministry of Education not to omit 'federal government'
from the school names after the change in nomenclature of the federal government
educational institutes to Islamabad model schools.
According to a press
release, the PTA asserted that since the federal government was funding the
federal government academic institutions hence its name should remain intact
with the school. It said that the schools should be called federal government
model schools instead of Islamabad model schools. "The change in name would not
indicate as to which directorate or department is sponsoring or looking after
the academic institutions," said PTA President Mahammad Hanif.
that the change in nomenclature would not be effective until the geographical
area, controlling authority and functions of schools are not specified. "There
are several schools in the capital which are affiliated and named after their
controlling authorities like Bahria, Fazaia and OPF.
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Examiner learns a hard lesson
Rawalpindi: An education department official overseeing the
ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination was suspended after he
caught the daughter of a politically influential person allegedly using unfair
means in the English paper.
Ishtiaq Ahmed, who was posted at
Government Boys High School, Parial village near Chontra on Wednesday, told
media persons at the Rawalpindi Press Club that he was suspended by the
controller of examinations, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE), after he caught the daughter of Sheikh Mohammad Aslam, a close aide to
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the opposition leader in National Assembly, using
"While performing duty at the combined examination centre for boys and girls
on March 7; I noticed a female examiner helping a candidate with Roll Number
725587 and stopped her," said Mr Ahmed, the headmaster of a government
elementary school in Kotli Sattian.
He said as the candidate continued seeking help from the examiner, he took
away her answer sheet and handed it over to the superintendent of the
examination centre for necessary action. He alleged that Sheikh Aslam had
threatened him with dire consequences.
On the other hand, the student's father said that it was an attempt to
malign him politically as a teacher in the same school used the deputy
superintendent to involve his daughter in the cheating case.
He said Mr Ahmed was not allowed to enter the female examination centre. "He
snatched the answer sheet from my daughter and crossed all the blank pages
without any reason."
He said had the examiner caught his daughter cheating, he should have filed
an unfair means case against her.
When contacted, Controller of Examinations Abdul Sattar Rammay said he could
not comment on the matter before visiting the centre and finding out the
He said Mr Ahmed was suspended after the student alleged that he snatched the
answer sheet and crossed the blank pages making it impossible for her to write
on it. Dawn
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2 candidates held for unfair means in exams
Okara: Two candidates were arrested on the charge of using unfair means in the SSC annual examination.
Atif Maqbool was found copying matter at Government High School Military Farms
while Asif Sharif was caught on the same charge at Government High School
Basirpur. Both the candidates were handed over to the police and cases were
registered against them.
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Little Beaconites stun audience with their talent
Islamabad: Students of the Beaconhouse School System, Kindergarten Branch, F-8/2, mesmerised their
parents at the Annual Parents Day here on Thursday.
The campus was
decorated with colourful balloons and adornments. The guests were received at
the gate by a schoolgirl dressed as a fairy. She gave scrolls of the programme
to the incoming guests.
The programme started at the given time after the
arrival of the chief guest, Shehar Majeed, head of the School Group III. She is
attached with the Beaconhouse School System for twenty years.
programme started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur'aan and their
meaning. Headmistress Fariha Usman welcomed the guests by saying that no stone
is left unturned to groom the children and their abilities are polished in the
best possible manner.
The students of Kindergarten, and classes one and
two then showcased their skills in Taekwondo. The children broke the marble and
wooden planks with their hands and freestyle kicks.
class presented an English play 'The Giant Stew', which was complete with animal
costumes. They also presented the song 'We Are the World' giving a message to
the audience that everyone should get united to save the world. An Urdu poetry
recitation 'Pahar aur Gulahree' was then presented by the KG students. It was
amazing to see the young children reciting Urdu poetry of Allama Iqbal with such
fluency. English poetry recitation 'Try Again' was also presented by the KG
class. English play 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' was presented by students of
classes one and two giving the message of fulfilling the promise. The Parents
Day concluded with the Prize Distribution Ceremony 2009-2010.
guest, Shehar Majeed, appreciated the tremendous efforts of students, principal
and teachers for making the Parents Day a memorable event.
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Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Selection Board has promoted Professor Syed Talat
Khurshid to grade 21, says a press release issued here on Thursday. He was
working in the HEC as director general development. Now he has assumed the
charge of planning adviser. He had also served as director of the Federal
College of Education.
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Students exhibit creative skills
Rawalpindi: The Annual Women's Week at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi ended
in a festive manner here on Thursday. The last day of the three days activities
began with the software programming competition, which provided a platform to
the students to demonstrate their creative talent and skills. The theme of the
competition was 'Flood Affectees Rehabilitation'. The competition was designed
to test students' knowledge, endurance and business insight key skills that are
required in the job market.
The participants exhibited immense talent and
potential through work. Dr. Younas Javed, Assistant Dean of Computer Engineering
E&ME College NUST, Rawalpindi was the chief guest.
Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan was also present on the occasion.
The judges of the competition were Dr. Rahat Bukhari, Director Computer Centre;
QAU, Islamabad, Asim Munir; Assistant Professor Department of Computer Sciences,
IIUI and Nadeem Fahkhar; Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Sciences,
Different universities participated in the competition. The winners
of first prize Mehreen Bakht and Faiza Khan from FJWU, and being a host
university, FJWU withdrew in favour of Saqlian Bhatti and M. Shakeeb from
Federal Urdu University. The second prize went to Samia Ahmed and Hamda Binte
Ajmal, Nust (Military College of Signals) and the recipient of the third prize
were Mehreen Bakht and Faiza Khan, FJWU, Rawalpindi. The vice chancellor
appreciated the participants. She gave away the prizes to the winners and
encouraged them to carry forward the same enthusiasm and confidence in their
Earlier, the second day of the Women's Week concluded
with a 'Mehfil-e-Mushaira' in the evening. Sarwat Mouhiddin, a Punjabi poet was
the chief guest. The panel of the judges comprised Mehmooda Ghazia, Director of
Pakistan National Council of Arts and Dr. Shamim Zaidi, Chairperson of
Communication and Media Studies, FJWU.
The topic of the Nazam was 'Gar
tou Bura na Manay'. For 'ghazal' category, the theme was 'Subha k rang se ao
muje tasveer kro'. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance of the
participants. In the category of 'ghazal', as per decision of the judges, first
position went to Saba Shahid, GC University, Faisalabad while Shama Mohammad,
Punjab University secured second position and Saliha Zafar, Islamia University,
Bhawalpur got third position. Shehla Kanwal, Gomal University, Dera Ismael Khan
got first prize while Haq Nawaz, Azad Jammu Kashmir University was declared
second. Mohammad Umer Asfar, GC University, Faisalabad secured third position.
The winning trophy was given to GC University, Faisalabad.
mastermind quiz, which was held later in the day, Islamic International
University, Islamabad won the title of the event whereas Punjab University,
Lahore was runner-up. Total, five teams from different institutions participated
in the competition with zeal and zest. In three rounds teams were asked
questions from different categories including general knowledge, current
affairs, sports, arts and culture, science, literature, history and Pakistan
The last day of the Women's Week concluded with enthralling
performance of the participants in the singing competition. The competition was
divided into two categories. Shazia Manzoor was the chief guest. The judges of
singing competition included Shahanshah Niazi, Rizwanul Haq and Basit
Subhani. The news
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