Students transport problem in twin cities
Students facing transport problem in Rawalpindi Islamabad
Islamabad, Oct 2: Student community in the twin cities of Islamabad and
Rawalpindi are facing transport problem, as there are hundreds of
educational institutions here but transport arrangement for thousands
of students is insufficient.
Though many institutions have
their own arrangement for the pick and drop of their students, yet it
is not sufficient to facilitate the entire community.
number of students coming from out of city reach their respective
schools and colleges through private transport, the drivers and
conductors of which usually misbehave with them.
shared their sufferings and rude behaviour of the transporters.
student, Salman, said the school/college buses ply only on specific
routes and he has to use local transport to reach his college. "This is
one of the major problems for all those who come from outstation," he
Students complained that majority of local transporters
do not stop their buses on stops where they are waiting.
Khan, a college student, said due to financial problems, he couldn't
pay full fare of the bus, while transporters do not allow them the
Sana Ali, another student, said particularly
girl students have to wait for a long time to find a seat due to which
they often reach their college late. She demanded the concerned
authorities to provide sufficient buses for colleges, especially
women's colleges. The news
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Court to be moved against Farah Dogar's jacked-up marks
Islamabad: The Education Ministry has decided to challenge the jacked-up marks
of Farah Hameed Dogar, daughter of ex-chief justice of Pakistan Abdul
Hameed Dogar, in the Supreme Court, the National Assembly Standing
Committee on Education was told by the ministry on Wednesday.
committee was also told by the ministry that all the teachers involved
in the infamous case of re-assessment had been blacklisted by the
Education Ministry and soon would be issued show cause notices for
their termination from service.
Committee Chairman Chaudhry
Abid Sher Ali said that the committee recommended that the
former chairman Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(FBISE) Commodore Shamshad should be arrested through Interpol and
brought back to Pakistan and should be tried for committing such a
crime that had affected tens of thousands of students.
said, "When the Education Ministry stated that there were no rules of
re-assessment in the board, the verdict of Islamabad High Court passed
by PCO judges was of no worth and challenging it in the supreme court
was the most appropriate action available."
He said that he
formulated a sub-committee headed by Memoona Hashmi to help the
Education Ministry in filing its case in the Supreme Court to undo the
jacked-up marks of Farrah Hameed Dogar. He said that the Education
Ministry in its report mentioned that there were no rules of
re-assessment of papers in the education system in Pakistan and
allowing such a relaxation would open a Pindora's box.
that the committee also took serious note on denial of admission by
Islamic International Medical College to a student who secured 787
marks while the privileged daughter was given admission who was first
denied for securing less than 60 per cent marks and was later admitted
after illegal re-assessment of papers.
"We will have to set
example", said Abid Sher Ali adding: "Otherwise
the whole education system would collapsed."
mentioned that the ex-chairman FBISE had been proved guilty in the
inquiry report submitted by the Education Ministry but he was
absconding abroad but the committee would press the government to
arrange his homecoming so that the major culprit should be punished to
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BEd workshop at AIOU
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad region will
arrange a special workshop for BEd Programme for the Semester Spring
2009 from October 05.This was announced by Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain Naqvi,
AIOU Regional Director, Islamabad Region. Information letters have
already been sent to all the concerned students at their given
addresses. He said that all those students who could not participate or
attend the previous workshop, which was held in August, 2009 are
advised to contact the Islamabad Regional Campus of the University in
Gate-way Block at main Campus of the University personally or at Phone
No. 051-9057145. The news
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