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FBISE HSSC Part-I annual exam result 2013

HSSC Part-I result declared; 48.50% pass
Islamabad, Sep 05: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Tuesday announced the result of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-I Annual Examinations 2013, declaring a low pass percentage of 48.50%.

According to the detailed result, 25,157 candidates passed the exams out of the total of 51,909.

A total of 49,386 regular candidates appeared in the exams of which 24,783 passed, with the passing percentage of 50.18%, while 2,523 private candidates appeared in the exams and 392 (15.54%) passed.

In the Humanities group, a total of 8,263 regular candidates appeared in the exams out of which 3,857 passed, while 319 private candidates passed out of the total of 1,765 candidates.

In the Engineering group, a total of 14,402 regular candidates appeared and 7,852 passed the exams, while five private candidates did not appear in the exams.

In Science general group, a total of 10,450 regular candidates appeared in the exams out of which 4,293 passed and three private candidates did not appear in the exam.

In the Commerce group, a total of 4,544 regular candidates appeared in the exams out of which 1,138 passed, while 72 private candidates passed out of the 748 who appeared for the exam.

In Med Tech group, a total of 190 regular candidates appeared in the exams out of which 88 passed, while one private candidate did not appear in the exam.

The result cards of the regular candidates and of overseas candidates are being dispatched to the heads of their respective institutions and those of the private candidates, within the country, on the addresses provided by them in their admission forms.

However, the result cards of both regular and private candidates belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan are being sent to the FBISE's sub-office in Gilgit.

This year, nine cases of using unfair means in the examination were reported and all have been decided.

The result is available on the federal board's website www.fbise.edu.pk and candidates can also get information on telephone numbers 9250651, 9250666, 9250608.

The candidates can also get results through SMS unified code 5050 by sending SMS in the format FB [roll number]. app

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UoP to launch micro academic auditing
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar in its heads of teaching departments meeting unanimously adopted to introduce a micro academic auditing system in all disciplines so as to standardise its four year Bachelor Degree Programme.

The meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan at Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Hall, also decided to start BS progarmme by October 7, 2013 and complete verification of documents of students within one month of the admission. The participants looked into the conduct of the ongoing MA/MSc examination and found it satisfactory after the controller of examinations apprised the participants about his office zero tolerance approach toward cheating. The news

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Govt schools no match to private ones
Peshawar: This year's results of the secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations conducted by the seven education boards in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have made it crystal clear that the standard of education imparted to students in government schools is far below than private institutions.

And this is despite the fact that the provincial government spends around one-fourth of the total education budget on the elementary and secondary education.

In the recent examinations, 15,752 students of private schools have achieved 'outstanding' grade (80 per cent or above marks), while only 860 students of government schools in the province could achieve this honour, according to data compiled from the gazettes of the seven education boards.

Similarly, 23,905 students of private schools made it to the 'excellent' position or category, getting 70 per cent or above marks as against the 7,440 government schools' students in the same category.

The government high and higher secondary schools in the province numbering 2,325 failed to even compete with a single private school chain having nine branches as it has 1,254 students in 'outstanding' category.

There are 1980 high schools, including 647 for girls, and 345 higher secondary schools, of them 114 for girls, in the province.

The provincial government has allocated Rs87 billion only for the government schools in the budget 2013-14. Of this allocation, Rs56.4 billion has been earmarked for salaries, Rs4.1 billion for non-salary expenditure and Rs13.83 billion development expenditure. Similarly, Rs15 billion is allocated to other sectors of education, which are mostly pledged by different foreign donors, according to sources in the education department.

The students of that particular private school chain, who have more 'outstanding' and 'excellent' positions than the government schools across the province, pay Rs 2,400 monthly tuition fee while the government has been spending Rs2,300 on each student from grade-6 to intermediate level. As such, there is no such difference in the spending of money on the students of private and government schools, but a huge difference exists in their quality of education and results, the sources said.

The minimum salary of teachers in high and higher secondary school was not less than Rs30,000 and the senior teachers around Rs100,000 while the salaries of teachers in private high schools is between Rs10,000 and Rs20,000.

The teachers in government schools were more qualified and having higher professional trainings than teachers of private schools who were less educated and most of them without professional degrees.

The private schools are monitored by an individual, mostly the owner, while for monitoring and running the affairs of government schools there is a big secretariat on provincial level, a provincial directorate, district education offices, regional centres for teachers training. Still, students of the government schools are unable to compete with the students of private schools in examinations.

"Actually, the teachers of government schools just pass the time and do not perform duties," said a teacher of a private school who has also worked in government school. The students of government schools would defiantly get positions in the SSC examinations if their teachers start hard work like private school teachers, he said.

An educationist opting anonymity said that political interference of elected representatives and their aides had paralysed the administrative heads of schools as they couldn't punish teachers not performing their duties.

He said that the high and higher secondary schools had proper buildings and enough teaching staff, but loose administration was ruining the education process in these government institutions. Dawn

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AIOU extends admissions deadline until 16th
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended its admissions deadline for matriculation to master's level programmes for the Autumn Semester, 2013 with double late fee until September 16.

Admission forms and prospectuses for all programmes can be obtained from the sale points at the main campus of the university in Islamabad, regional campuses and coordinating offices across the country, said AIOU Director (Admissions) Syed Ziaul Hasnain.

He said that late fee for matriculation was Rs 200, for intermediate, PTC and BA Rs 400 and for postgraduate, BEd Programmes Rs 1000.

He said that admission forms along with the required fee could be submitted at the nationwide branches of the Habib Bank Ltd, First Women Bank, Bank Alfalah, Allied Bank and at designated branches of the National Bank of Pakistan and Muslim Commercial Bank. The detail of designated branches was available in the prospectuses as well as at regional offices. Fee in the shape of bank draft/pay order will not be accepted.

For more information, the candidates can contact the information management unit admissions department (051-9057151), for teacher training programmes (051-9057426), for secondary programmes (051-9057431), for higher secondary and other programmes (051-9057432), for bachelor programmes (051-9057435) and for postgraduate programmes (051-9057422). app

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Australian university to give scholarships
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has signed a document of understanding (DoU) with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, under which scholarships will be provided to Pakistani students for doctoral studies.

The joint funded scholarship programme by HEC and UNSW is a fully funded scholarship which covers tuition fee, college fee, stipend, health insurance and air travel.

UNSW has offered full tuition fee waiver and HEC will provide maintenance allowance, health insurance and air fare. Scholarships will be offered for doctoral studies in areas of knowledge which are currently being offered in UNSW keeping in view the national needs.

Peter Heyward, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, he termed the signing of document of understanding between HEC and leading Australian University, a milestone for strengthening relationships between the two countries. He also emphasised over more institutional linkages especially in the area of higher education to undertake collaborative efforts in addressing various global challenges.

HEC Executive Director Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmed said that the commission has been greatly emphasising human resource development programmes to meet growing needs of universities, resource development organisations and industries.

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Two Pakistanis stand first in ACCA worldwide
Lahore: Two Pakistani students have grabbed the most numbers throughout the world in the examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, Shehzor Ali of Lahore and Muhammad Husnain of Peshawar in ACCA papers F4 (Corporate and Business Law) and F9 (Financial Management) have grabbed the first positions throughout the world respectively. Meanwhile, head of ACCA Pakistan Arif Mirza has said that producing such results by Pakistani students is a delightful moment for the whole country which is also a sign that Pakistan is doing well in the education sector.

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Roots maths wiz kids excel in IKMC 2013
Rawalpindi: The Roots School System (RSS) clinched 11 silver medals and 27 bronze medals in the International Kangaroo Mathematics Contest 2013, according to results released by the Pakistan Kangaroo Commission.

Roots students have been pioneer participants in the IKMC since it was introduced in Pakistan nine years back. Every year, Rootsians clinch maximum medals and awards in all levels - Ecolier, Benjamin, Cadet, Junior & Student.

This year, nearly 1,900 students from the Roots School System nationwide participated in the competition. All students scored 100% pass percentage and bagged top 50 positions amongst 40,000 candidates in Pakistan.

The Rootsians have also topped in their respective districts by winning silver medals i.e. Roots Lahore, Peshawar Cantonment, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Islamabad regions. The silver medal winners are M. Harris Farhan, M. Raid Iqbal, Umair Mubashir from RIS Lahore, Fatima Aamir from RMS Peshawar, Anns Islam Butt from RMS Gujranwala, Muhammad Shayan, Mohammad Mavia from RSS 93 Harley Street Rawalpindi, Mohammad Yousuf Kayani from RSS 40-Civil Lines Rawalpindi, Huzaifa Azhar from RSS 15-Tulsa Rawalpindi, Amna Ahmad from RIS DHA II Sector C Islamabad and Oneera Shahid from RIS E-11/4 Islamabad.

The Rootsians have also clinched 27 bronze medals. The bronze medal winners are from Roots 41-Harley Street, Roots 76/3 Harley Street, Roots 34-Civil Lines, Roots 40-Civil Lines, Roots 15-Tulsa Road, Roots DHA-I Campus, Roots IVY International campuses, Roots Lahore & Roots Islamabad Region.

The contest's main purpose is to promote mathematical thinking and stimulate an interest in mathematics by providing students with an opportunity to compare their abilities against the abilities of other students from different countries around the world. In Pakistan, the competition was first organised in 2005 by the Pakistan Kangaroo Commission.

Roots Founder Director Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq, overwhelmed with her students' mathematical brilliance, said: "Roots lays emphasis on concept-based education and mathematics is the most pivotal subject in our curriculum. To ensure competitiveness and clarity of mathematical concepts, we encourage our students to compete in international assessments and as a result of our efforts and vision Roots students top in the world in mathematics every year in the Cambridge International & Ed-excel examinations." The news

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