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AIOU exams to start on May 7
Islamabad, May 07: Examinations for ATTC, PTC, CT and BEd programmes of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for the Semester Autumn, 2011 would start on May 7 across the country.

This was announced by AIOU Controller of Exams Muhammad Bashir Ch. Roll number slips of PTC, CT, ATTC and B.Ed. programmes have already been dispatched to all the eligible/enrolled students at their given addresses by Postal Mail Service.

The students, who did not receive their roll number slips so far, are advised to contact the nearest Regional Office of the university or Superintendent Teacher Education Section, Examinations Department for issuance of Duplicate roll number slip.

Students are required to bring two passport size photographs duly attested by the gazetted officer. The news

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QAU reopens today after long protest
Islamabad: The Quaid-e-Azam University will reopen today (Monday) after an eight-day protest by students. The students' council had boycotted classes in protest against the alleged corruption in the affairs of the university and the unavailability of facilities to students. The administration had expelled 11 students from the university, and fined more than three dozen of them over the protest. During the nuisance, violent clashes between different student-groups were reported, following which Vice Chancellor Masoom Yaseen Zai got an FIR registered against 48 students. The students have again called a strike today against the actions taken by the administration. The affected students have the stance that the disciplinary committee took one-sided action without offering them a chance to clarify their conduct. online

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Call to implement ICU senate decisions: Acting VC accused of playing politics on resignationissue
Peshawar: The Teaching Staff Association of Islamia College University Peshawar on Sunday demanded of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to implement the decisions of a recently held meeting of the university senate wherein the acting vice-chancellor had tendered verbal resignation.

According to a press release, the demand was made during an emergency meeting of the executive body of the association, held with its general secretary Prof Jehanzeb Shaoor in the chair.

The participants of the meeting appealed to the governor, the chancellor of public sector universities in the province, to implement the decisions taken in the senate meeting held in Governor's House on April 27, 2012.

They showed resentment over the negative attitude of what they called a small group of teachers. They said that those teachers were playing politics in the institution and were intending to challenge the decisions of the senate in the court.

Prof Mohammad Naeem Khalid, a member of the senate of Islamia College University (ICU), when contacted, said that the meeting had approved appointment of director works, director planning, a professor and promotion of an associate professor and deputy provost.

He said that senate had also approved appointment of 15 teachers in Islamia Collegiate School. During the meeting, Prof Khalid added, it was also decided to appoint regular registrar, treasurer, controller in the university as those posts were vacant since long and acting charges were being given to different officials.

"The meeting of the senate was legal and some very important decisions were taken in it. Two-year budget of the university was approved in this already delayed meeting. Besides this, the rules and regulation for a permanent registrar were also framed,"
said Mr Shaoor.

He said that acting vice-chancellor Prof Haider Shah Jadoon had resigned verbally in the senate meeting prior to tabling of a resolution for his removal.

"It is so sad that the vice-chancellor after resigning from his post has started playing politics with the support of a group of politically motivated teachers," he said. The fact was that he not only resigned from his post but also confirmed his resignation
twice on the floor of senate, he added.

"The executive body considers it very unfortunate that head of such a respectable and reputed institution is denying the fact of his resignation for his personal interests," he said.

In this connection, Mr Shaoor said, the association had received an appeal from the administrative staff and some teachers whose cases were approved in the senate to deal with the group that was playing politics in the institution and trying to make the senate controversial.

The fact was that most of the issues were placed on the agenda of the senate meeting on the directives of Peshawar High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan, he said.

The Teaching Staff Association appealed to the governor to direct the quarters concerned to implement the decisions of the senate meeting in letter and spirit. Dawn

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Rootsians enthral audience with their performances
Islamabad: The Roots School System (RSS), DHA-I Campus, held a spectacular Annual Parents Day & Graduation Ceremony to honour its Montessori graduates and high-achievers of Junior School here on Saturday.

The theme - 'Our Enchanting World' - was visible in the atmosphere. At the entrance of the PNCA auditorium, two captivating visuals depicting the Disney World castle in pink and three majestically-attired fairies in the background of mushrooms, flowers, ladybirds and butterflies attracted all eyes.

The event was conducted by little comperes, who walked up on the stage with beaming confidence and made announcements for different performances.

The programme began with the recitation of the Holy Qur'aan followed by a 'Hamd' by young children. Before the formal opening, a tribute was paid to the brave heroes of Gayari and their valiant comrades, members of the rescue team by observing a one-minute 'silent prayer'.

The 'Enchanting Fairytale' was a spellbinding presentation by the Junior Montessori children attired in exquisite fairytale character costumes.

The next item was the story of 'Rio' - children's all-time favourite character. The dances of children adorned as birds were absolutely heart-throbbing. Then elegant girls of Class I performed a ballet dance. The costumes in pastels added to the beauty of the dance. It was followed by puppetry.

The delightful and lovable penguins from the Arctic performed on the 'Happy Feet'. Students performed on the poem 'Green Grass Grows all Around' with such a poise that everybody started swaying. There is no kid who is not fascinated by the dwarves who take care of Snow White. This Disney wonder was performed with such excellence that everyone was awestruck.

Then a tribute was paid to mothers. As many as 600 cutout hearts on sticks with 'I love you Mom' written on them in artistically adorned baskets were presented by each child to his or her mother.

An astounding robotic act was presented with such a precision by the Class II students that the audience were magnetized. It was followed by adorable chipmunks and performance on 'Zamanay kay Andaz Badley Gaye'.

In the 'Grand Finale,' Rootsians paid a touching tribute to martyrs. After this, all children dressed up as professionals made a pledge to build Pakistan as envisaged by Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal.

Finally, the moment of jubilation arrived and parents seemed filled with pride and joy to see their young children walking up on the stage in floodlights, wearing graduation gowns and caps with orange tassels holding scrolls.

Then the high-achievers of Class 1 were presented with shields and talent awards. In the end, teachers who had worked relentlessly to make the event a memorable one were awarded with appreciation shields.

Roots School System Founder Director Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq congratulated the parents of Montessori graduates and high-achievers and thanked them for their overwhelming support to the school.

The chief guest on the occasion was Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari. Speaking on the occasion, he said that he's used to attending higher education ceremonies but witnessing this event was worth it.

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Annual Sports Day at Fountainhead School
Rawalpindi: Fountainhead School, Chaklala Campus, held its 'Annual Sports Day' in which students from all classes participated with full enthusiasm, says a press release.

Track races were held for each class and it was heartening to see even the youngest students from Playgroup and Nursery emanating energy while trying to grab a position.

Like every year, students were divided into 'Panthers' and 'Stallions' houses and two cricket matches were played between them: one amongst the senior students and the other amongst the juniors.

To encourage them, teachers were also part of the two teams and students had a great time bonding with their peers as well as teachers. Cheerleaders were no less and kept on bucking up their respective teams. 'Panthers' won the match in the senior category while 'Stallions' got victory over Panthers in the match for juniors.

In the end, prizes were distributed amongst the winners and the beaming faces of the winners as well as participants were sure enough depicting the message to carry home that a healthy body keeps a healthy mind. The news

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