BISE Lahore online system failed
BISE online system fails its 'entrance test'
Lahore, Oct 11: The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education's
newly-introduced online system for submitting admission and other forms
has failed to facilitate the candidates who ended up facing
inconvenience even more than they face in the manual system. So much so
that some board officials have been quoted as ridiculing the system:
"online means come and stand in line."
The Lahore board has
this year introduced the online system to receive admission forms for
the FA/FSc supplementary examination for 2010, scheduled to begin on Oct
27. The pilot project was meant to facilitate the candidates while
submitting their admission forms. The board also instructed the
government colleges in its jurisdiction to send admission forms online –
not only of their students but also of private candidates who would
approach them. Accordingly, it issued codes to respective colleges.
The board also announced that the private candidates should visit IT
labs in government colleges near their homes and send their admission
forms online. What the whole concept promised on paper hardly came about
in reality as the IT labs in government colleges refused to entertain
more than 95 per cent of the private candidates on the plea that "the
system is not working".
Having no other option, the candidates
rushed to the board offices to submit their admission forms, where
another shock was awaiting them. Hundreds of students (and their
parents) stood in queues to get the online admission forms and they
spent many hours there.
The officials at counters ask each
candidate his annual examination roll number and generate his admission
form having printed name as well as information about the amount of fee
to be deposited with the designated banks. The candidates are required
to fill in admission forms, paste photographs, get the forms attested
and verified and then return a copy to the board. Some board officials
consider this exercise futile because the board has complete particulars
of the candidates, which they had provided in the last FA/FSc Part-I
After getting admission forms, the
candidates are required to shift to queues in front of the banks and
then again wait for hours to submit their examination fees.
Some of the candidates said that what use the online system when
they still had to stand in board offices and do everything manually.
As for the online system, the board officials say it requires that
candidates get the challan forms downloaded from the board website,
submit admission fee in banks and then upload the challan form online.
The online system has proved a failure as it could not facilitate even
one per cent of the only around 40,000 candidates for the supplementary
How the board will manage when over 400,000
candidates will apply to appear for the FA/FSc annual examination for
2011 can be anybody's guess.
Meanwhile, the online system has
proved a nerve-racking experience also for those applying for
re-checking of answer-scripts. One such example is of a colleague who
downloaded a re-checking form from board's website for his son and
filled it before going to board offices to submit the form along with
fee of Rs600 as mentioned on the website. However, there was altogether
different scenario in board offices, where the candidate and his father
were told that the downloaded form would not be acceptable and he should
purchase a new re-checking form to avoid hassle.
purchased a new re-checking form that cost them Rs50, though the form
had a printed price of Rs20. After filling in the form, they went to the
bank where they were told that the re-checking fee had been increased
BISE (Lahore) Secretary Mushtaq Ahmad Tahir said that the board was replacing the old manual system with modern online
system and facing teething troubles because everything was new. He said
the board was resolving each and every problem as it had to prepare
itself for facilitating 450,000 candidates for the next annual
He admitted that the candidates also faced
problems in board offices when internet or website failed. He said he
got the online system activated at the APWA College; the Islamia
College, Cooper Road, the Dyal Singh College etc, but the students were
not going there.
The board secretary said he had announced that
the board offices would remain open on Saturday to facilitate the
candidates in submitting their admission forms but only 100 to 150
candidates submitted forms. The board offices would witness massive rush
on Monday (today) – the last date for submitting forms, he said.
"a bogas systam bcaz.the on line system is not available in everywhere just money collection system of Pakistan government."
Name: ijaz bukhari
City, Country: pakistan
"Online system is really a very painfull system because it has many msitakes. I wanted to submit my daughters form for 10th clas examination . But system refused to accept. My daughters date of birth is 29-09-1994 but system is giving 19-09-1994. and there is no proper solution for it on net. I want to office but officials could not do anysolution. Sytem has failed totally.Offcial correct the date before my eyes on the system at 28 Dec 2010 but still is not updating in the system. Very bad system."
Name: ghulam mustafa naz
City, Country: lahore, pakistan
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"JEE HAN YH 1 BEQAR SYSTEM HA SB PLACES PY BHT RUSH HA OR 100 TO 150 RS CHARGE KIY JA RHY HN SITE BHE AVALIBLE NE HA KHEE PY B... HM LOG APNA ADMISN KESY SUBMIT KRWAIN GY?"
"The posts of agriculture in the department were announced some days ago, but it is another type of **********. the department head already appointed lecturers of his own choice. my comment is that the agri department is now going to be started in PU, but what will be the future of such departments whose based on **********????????? think about it...."
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PEF plans matric students training
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has planned to
introduce free vocational training for the deserving secondary school
students enrolled in its 2,000 partner schools in 29 districts to enable
them to earn their livelihood after the matriculation examinations.
This was stated by PEF chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar while chairing a
departmental meeting of 30 partner NGOs involved in the
training/capacity building of partner school teachers at foundation's
committee room on Saturday.
The meeting reviewed in detail the
joint collaboration for the training of teachers for improving their
capacity building. The training programme would be launched to ensure
quality education in low-income schools, where teachers were usually low
paid and less-educated.
Raja Anwar told the meeting that the
PEF training modules had been designed to sensitise teachers about the
menace of corporal punishment, importance of human rights, child
psychology and education of students with learning disabilities.
The PEF, with the sole purpose of improving teaching skills and
understanding of child psychology, had already imparted training to as
many as 90,000 school teachers of private sector that helped improve the
standard of education in private sector. He also informed that after
computerisation of data of 800,000 students of Foundation Assistant
Schools, the computerised data bank of partner school teachers was also
being planned for effective coordination with them.
digitalisation would ensure better coordination and working with the
partners, he maintained. "PEF is committed to improve its partnership
with the partner organisations so that the benefits of public-private
partnership could be effectively delivered to poor students."
Raja Anwar also impressed upon the partner NGOs to promote the
universally accepted principles of human rights and child rights,
besides improving the communication skills of the teachers. He
maintained that PEF was doing a great job by providing educational
opportunities to the poor strata.
The meeting was also attended
by DMD (Operation) Tanveer Ahmad Zaffar, Project Officers Sadia Zia,
Munazza Zameer, Ali Khan, Mariam Shakir and others. Dawn
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PU equivalence issue heats up
Lahore: The Punjab University's Institute of Plant Pathology (IPP)
remained the subject of a heated debate during the last week due to the
expulsion of around eight students for protesting over the instituteís
failure to ensure equivalence of its degrees.
Besides expelling the
students, the PU administration also removed seven special security
guards for not baton-charging the protesting students despite orders
from the universityís chief security officer (CSO).
The issue had
surfaced earlier this year when demonstrations were held against the PU
as well as the instituteís administration in which the students strongly
protested and expressed resentment as their BSc (Hons) and MSc (Hons)
Mycology and Plant Pathology degrees were not considered equal to
degrees of BSc/MSc (Hons) Agriculture.
A number of meetings were held
while the issue was also taken up by the governor/chancellor.
Afterwards the PU administration claimed that it had obtained approval
of the change of nomenclature of degrees from BSc/MSc Mycology and Plant
Pathology to BSc/MSc Agriculture (Plant Pathology) and adoption of HEC
recognised curricula in Plant Pathology for the said degrees from the
Board of Studies in Mycology and Plant Pathology and Board of Faculty of
It also claimed to obtain the approval of change of
nomenclature of the institute from the Institute of Mycology and Plant
Pathology to the Institute of Plant Pathology (IPP). But after that,
there was complete silence for a couple of months.
But now the issue
has once again surfaced and it is learnt that a recent meeting of the
Qualification Equivalence Determination Committee could not reach any
conclusion maintaining the reference from the PU was not a case of the
equivalence of degrees.
According to the minutes of the meeting, a
copy available with The News, chaired by Secretary Agriculture Arif
Nadeem, the PU Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology lacks mandatory
infrastructure for grant of BSc/MSc Agriculture degrees.
was informed by representatives of the University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad, that in the year 2004, this matter was thoroughly discussed
in a meeting chaired by the chancellor in Governorís House with faculty
members of both the universities. It was concluded that unless the
curriculum and faculty with relevant qualification was made available by
the PU, the degrees of its institute could not be considered for
equivalence with BSc/MSc Agriculture.
ìSix years have passed after
that meeting but they (PU) did not recruit sufficient staff members
possessing relevant qualifications to teach the studentsî, reads the
minutes of the meeting.
It is pertinent to mention here that the IPP
students have given a call for protest demonstration on Monday (today)
at the PU New Campus for allegedly victimising the students by expelling
eight of them from the institute.
According to documents,
available with The News, eight students, namely Umer Maqsood (Roll No
MPPL 07-10), Muhammad Atif (Roll No MPPL 07-17), Mehwish Rauf (Roll No
MPPL 07-20), Hafiz Husnain Nawaz (Roll No MPPL 07-30), Muhammad Shakil
Shaukat (Roll No MPPL 08-01), Muhammad Bilal Haider (Roll No MPPL
09-21), M Adnan Saeed Mian (Roll No MPPL 09-08) and Ms Aysha Bibi
(Session 2008), were expelled on October 7 as they were found involved
in ìagitation at the Institute of Plant Pathologyî in an allegedly
serious breach of discipline.
ìThey gathered in front of main
building at about 07:45 am and stayed there till noon. During this time,
they misbehaved and manhandled with teachers and a research scholar.î
However, some of the expelled students denied the
allegation of manhandling saying the students were peacefully protesting
on October 4 when on orders of administration, some security guards
allegedly resorted to baton charge. They said the CCTV cameras were
installed at the institute adding if the administration had any footage
of manhandling, they were ready to face any punishment.
ìWe were not
even provided an opportunity of personal hearing,î said one of the
expelled students who added that the instituteís disciplinary committee
took the unilateral decision just to pressurize the rest of the students
so that they might not agitate in future.
Another expelled student
alleged that the protesting students were severally baton charged by
some of the security guards and added that those who refused to beat the
students were removed from the service. He further said that the PU
vice-chancellor should also seek explanation from the instituteís
incharge as well as dean of the Faculty as to why the problem related to
the degrees equivalence could not be solved yet.
administration is stopping us from protest but it has ignored that
future of the students is at stake owing to the equivalence issue,î he
A show-cause notice issued to one of the removed security
guards also complicates the whole story as he was removed for not baton
charging the protesting students despite the orders from the chief
The notice originally issued in Urdu reads, 'You
were deputed at the IPP on October 4, 2010 to stop agitation by the
students. You failed to protect senior teachers and administrative
officers on their arrival. Furthermore, you avoided baton charge despite
orders of the CSO.' The news
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UET VC extension
Lahore: The vice chancellors of the University of Engineering and Technology,
Lahore, and the University of Gujrat are likely to be granted extension
in their terms as the chief minister has reportedly received positive
reports about their working.
Tenures of UET VC Muhammad Akram
Khan and UoG VC Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin ended in February and
September this year, respectively, and a decision to appoint VCs is
awaited to carry on proper functioning of the varsities.
Recently, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had constituted a committee to
assess these two VCs' performance. The committee has reportedly given
positive feedback about the two VCs and the Chief Minister's Secretariat
gave a green signal to move a summary for the re-appointment of Mr Khan
and Prof Nizamuddin.
The higher education department has moved
the summary and Governor Salmaan Taseer is expected to make a decision
of the VCs' appointment for four years, on the advice of the chief
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PU book on Students' Politics
Lahore: Punjab University's History Department lecturer Mahboob Husain's new book "Students' Politics in
Pakistan" has been published from Germany.
The book addresses
the issues of political consciousness of the students and their response
to the major political events which took place during the Ayub Khan
regime. The book also deals with historical context in which it examines
the phase of students' active participation in the Pakistan Movement
and new trends of students' politics after independence.
book is an interesting study for the people who like to know more about
various significant phases of Pakistan's political history.
German company VDM, which publishes more than 10,000 new titles annually
and is one of the leading publishing houses of academic research in the
world, has published the book. It is available for sale on all major
online book stores of the world. Dawn
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UHS commemorates 'World Mental Health Day'
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) organised a seminar on
Saturday to commemorate the World Mental Health Day. Addressing the
seminar, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashar said that
mental illness affects everyone, whether personally or through a family
member, friend or colleague. Malik said that one in four people in the
world suffered from mental illness at some time in their life. He added
that an estimated 450 million people suffered from some mental or
behavioral disorder and it amounted to 42 percent of the total burden of
On the occasion, prominent psychiatrists stressed
that mental health issues should be made a national priority,
highlighting the lamentable fact that there was still too little
attention being given to aid people suffering from mental problems and
to promote mental well being. Mubbashar paid rich tributes to renowned
psychiatrists Dr Muhammad Farooq Khan and late Prof Haroon Rashid, who
died last week. Former professor of Psychiatry King Edward Medical
College Lahore, Prof Tareen, Prof Najma Najam, Prof Ijaz Haider, Dr
Aftab Iqbal Shaikh, Dr Nasir Saeed, Dr Altaf Qadir and Dr Mujtaba also
attended the seminar. Daily times
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PU Education moot
Lahore: The Punjab University's faculty of education will organise a
three-day International Education Conference in collaboration with the
Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, HEC and Pakistan
Association for Research in Education (PARE) at IER from October 21 to
The conference will provide a platform where elementary, high
school, vocational, college and university level educationists will
discuss educational path in Pakistan, identify its needs and response to
new market requirements and bring positive change and recommendations
to the attention of policy and decision makers.
So far, the IER has
received about 130 abstracts from national and international resource
persons. After a blind peer review, 80 abstracts were accepted for oral
and poster presentation. The news
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AIOU plans to set up radio stations
Dera Ghazi Khan: Out of 36 regional centres of Allama Iqbal University, 15 were affected by floods.
"That is why the AIOU has withdrawn fee to provide relief to
flood-affected students," says varsity vice-chancellor Nazir Ahmed
Sangi said students of Dera
Ghazi Khan division had also been granted fee waiver. He said affected
students would also get free books.
The VC said nearly 600,000 students were getting education through the AIOU, including 500,000 from Punjab.
Talking about future plans of the university, he said radio stations
would be established at every regional center and cyber lectures of
foreign teachers would be held to promote distant learning. He made a
request to well-off residents of Dera Ghazi Khan to donate a piece of
land for hostel for the regional campus. Dawn
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