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RBISE to announce HSSC-II result tomorrow
Rawalpindi, Sep 07: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will
announce Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-II Annual
Examination result on Saturday (September 8).
RBISE Spokesman Arslan Cheema said that arrangements in this regard are being finalised.
said so far there is no final date for the result of HSSC Part-I Annual
Examination and the date in this connection will be announced soon.
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Five get Cambridge scholarships
Islamabad: Excitement of exploring new avenues of knowledge was writ large on the faces of
five young scholars as they received their scholarship award
certificates for higher education at Cambridge University, UK.
certificates were distributed by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission,
Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq, at the send-off ceremony of Pakistani scholars
proceeding for higher education at Cambridge University. The ceremony
was held at HEC, Islamabad.
Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq shared with
the students his own experience of acquiring degree from another
acknowledged international education institution at the time when there
was no quick way of communication or obtaining information. "That was
the first time I travelled abroad and it was a whole new world for me."
talk was full of useful tips for Pakistani students. He encouraged them
to take maximum advantage of the knowledge they would gain from the
renowned institutions of academically advanced countries and apply their
expertise to address the socio-economic problems confronted by
He interacted with the students and discussed
with them their future plans. He also appreciated contributions of the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) and assured that the government will
continue to support various useful initiatives of the HEC.
presenting the overview of the programme, Executive Director HEC,
Professor Dr Sohail H. Naqvi, informed that under joint collaboration
between the HEC and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, UK, each year five
scholarships are being awarded to talented Pakistani students to acquire
doctoral degree at the Cambridge University and undertake research on
the issues directly related to Pakistani society.
expect that these scholars would also contribute in assisting
universities for building economies, leadership and communities," he
added. He also highlighted the achievements and contribution of the HEC
since its inception in 2002.
Deputy British Commissioner,
British High Commission Pakistan, Alison Blake, in her remarks stated
that the programme would be greatly helpful in strengthening the
bilateral relationship between the two countries especially in higher
education sector. She hoped that the selected scholars would contribute
for the betterment of the society.
Commonwealth Trust, UK, Michael O'Sullivan, said that the scholarship
programme would provide an opportunity to Pakistani scholars to interact
with the youth belonging to various parts of the world. "We are really
impressed by the talent of Pakistani youth at Cambridge University," he
The scholarship programme covers university
tuition fee, boarding and lodging and airfare. So far, the scholarships
have been awarded to Pakistani students in development studies,
engineering, economics, financial management and other fields.
selected scholars including two scholars while interacting through
video conferencing from UK termed the program very useful. The shared
their areas of research with the guests of the event. They also vowed to
apply and disseminate the learned knowledge in Pakistan after they
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Cambridge University's Pak leader faces prejudice
London: A Pakistani student who made history after being elected as president of
the prestigious Cambridge University Graduate Union has been a victim of
racial discrimination after a campaign was orchestrated to marginalise
him in the union.
In over 800 years of the
university's history, a Pakistani, Arsalan Ghani, from Faisalabad, was
elected in March this year to head the student union till July next year
representing 12,000 MA, MPhil and PhD students studying at the
Cambridge University, most of them international students.
was a historic achievement and had similarity to what Benazir Bhutto
had achieved as leader of the Oxford union but 'The News' has learnt of
the systematic discrimination against Arsalan Ghani. This position
requires Arsalan to suspend his studies and take a full time role as
president and head the union offices. He was deprived of his authorities
and role in the union, according to his complaint.
reveal the student leader faced multiple discriminations from his
colleagues, mostly the former board members in the first month of
joining his duty in the union. There are reports that he was
marginalised, abused, threatened and discriminated in the union to the
extent that he was forced to launch a formal complaint to the university
in this regard.
A popular figure amongst the local and
international students, a fact demonstrated by his sweeping victory,
Arsalan promised in his election manifesto to organise events for
diverse communities, develop interfaith unity and to initiate a UK wide
and global campaign against fee and cuts in education sector. It was
through Arsalan's initiatives that for the first time ever Kosher, Halal
and vegetarian sections were introduced in the union's café.
Arsalan Ghani's activism and ambitions to promote student welfare has
faced opposition. In a sheer discriminatory move, his powers as a
president were cut down immediately after the election results were
announced. This is done by making changes to the union constitution
overnight by the previous president and board members.
outgoing president of the union, in a brazen attempt to stay on to
power, crafted a new position through the constitutional changes,
allowing herself to remain in the union's trustee board for the next
four years to eight years, undermining the rights of democratically
elected presidents and attempting to make them dysfunctional.
board members who are still holding office refused to cooperate with
the newly elected president and held meetings and took key decisions
excluding the president. Not only this, the union staff also refused to
get approvals in administrative and financial matters from the president
undermining his authority given to him.
Such efforts to
marginalise the president have effectively rendered Arsalan Ghani,
supposed to be the head of the union, toothless and unable to implement
his election manifesto for the student community.
university's student elections held in March 2012 were also marred with
controversy when the undergraduate candidate of African-Caribbean origin
was discriminated and purposely disqualified on the pretence of
irregularities during her election campaign.
initially hesitating to listening to Ghani's complaints, the university
has now accepted his complaint. When approached, a university
spokesperson at the External Affairs and Communications department
refused to offer comments on the issue.
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Fulbright scholar holds workshop
Islamabad: It is not necessary to put a load of hard work in making students
understand what you teach rather a little more creativity, addition of
non-verbal communication, mime and performance can make your classroom
more interesting, alive and informative, said Kathleen Mulligan, a
Fulbright scholar and Assistant Professor at Department of Theatre Arts,
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.
She stated this
while delivering a lecture at a workshop which was arranged by the
Department of Research and Publication Cell at the National University
of Modern Languages, (NUML), Islamabad, on Thursday for faculty members
of English and Mass Communications departments.
Mulligan used informal conversation as ice-breaker before launching into
a full-fledged workshop on speech, voice and the theatre. Head and
faculty members from the Mass Communication Department, HoD Russian and
PhD enrolled students of English Literature participated in the
interactive session, during which Ms Mulligan involved faculty members
and students alike.
During the workshop Ms Mulligan
stressed the importance of speech and voice in teaching and gave
practical demonstration of how speech can be modulated for maximum
effect. The workshop emphasized the importance of the use of the mask
area - i.e. area of the nose and mouth such that the throat is not
strained unduly. She pointed out that most people do not realise the
fact that most people put the throat in stress while teaching or talking
or speaking in the public.
The most interesting part of
the workshop was when Ms Mulligan asked the participants that some of
them would play mime on the told situation and other would guess it that
what the act pointed to. She told the participants that could be one of
the most interesting ways of teaching students of literature, language
A participant, Maria Farooq, said that
it was really interesting to know that how you can teach in the class
without using a course book and make your class as creative and
interesting as the literature and communication are.
the end Associate Professor Dr Shaheena Ayub Bhatti presented the
university shield to Kathleen Mulligan and expressed her gratitude to
her for conducting such informative workshop for the students and
faculty members of the NUML. She further said that this workshop was an
important aspect of teaching role-play and particularly of non-verbal
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The City School celebrates Defence Day
Islamabad: The students, teaching faculty, parents and administration of The City
School, PWD Nursery Branch, Islamabad, celebrated the Defence Day of
Pakistan by organising a special assembly on Thursday.
The young stars began the morning assembly with the broadcasting unit of
the school; Faareha sajjad of Jr III invited Abdun- Nafay and Arooba
from Jr-I & Jr- II for the Recitation and translation from the Holy
Quran followed with a formal announcement for the commencement of the
special assembly done by Shahram Khan, Maham Abrar and Sharmeen Ahsen
The chief guest of the event was Mrs Colonel
Akram Raja Shaheed, grandmother of our student Rohail Raja of Jr- II.
The programme organiser Beenish Sajid requested the parents to volunteer
as judges. Muhammad Asghar afather of Hashir Asghar of Nursery, Arooj
Wajahat, mother of Zara Wajahat of Nursery and Lieutenant Colonel Raza,
grandfather of Raaniya Naveed of Jr-I gave the honours to be the judges.
The announcers gave a brief introduction and history of the day. They
were all dressed up in Pak Army, Navy and Air Force uniforms. The pre-
junior students showed wonderful performance on National Songs followed
by Junior I, II & III's presented tremendous tableaus which thrilled
& moved the audience.
The little citizens sparkled
with confidence, which brought smiles to the parents. The immaculate
coordination made the judges spell bound and difficult to compile the
results. The third position was given to Jr-III & Jr II, second
position was taken by Nur T, C, s & Jr -I. The little tiny tots of
Play group and K.G T& C were awarded 1st position.
the end the Headmistress Sadaf Naveed specially thanked the parents and
grandparents for their presence and reflected on the benefits o0f
organizing such kind of activities, events and particularly shared
Mr.Abdur Razzaq Father of Arfa of Nursery for always volunteering to
execute the event in more colourful manner. Mrs. Zainab m/o Moosa Malik
from KG did the honours of Prize distribution. The news
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