Cancellation of class IX physics & Islamiyat papers
Students protest against cancellation of papers
Faisalabad, April 28: About 200 students of government schools demonstrated
outside the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) to protest the
cancellation of class IX physics and Islamiyat (optional) papers held on April
The protesting students also blocked the Jail Road and chanted
slogans against the board officials.
Talking to reporters, the students
wearing their school uniforms said the board should be punished for distributing
stolen question papers among students. They said that students had nothing to do
with the papers theft.
"We had taken examination effectively even in the
hours long power outages. Now it will be impossible for thousands of students to
reappear in the exams because most of them have either given books to their
relatives and friends or sold them."
Some teachers seen with students
suddenly disappeared from the scene for some unknown reasons.
dispersed peacefully because the board chairman was not available for holding
dialogues with him.
The Punjab government has cancelled the papers of
physics and Islamiyat stolen from the NBP's Noorpur branch, Sargodha Road, on
However, superintendents had distributed stolen papers among
students on the instructions of board officials.
Thousands of students
have been asked to reappear in physics and Islamiyat papers on May 20.
GCUF: Students of the Government College University Faisalabad locked
the main entrance of Yousaf Block, housing nearly one dozen departments, and
held a demonstration against the administration for its inability to make
university's bachelor of engineering and telecom (BET) an affiliate of the
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
Students gathered on the lawns
outside Yousaf Block and chanted slogans against the administration. They barred
the faculty and visitors from entering or leaving the building.
said that the university administration had done nothing since 2005 to get the
affiliation. The head of the BET department often threatened students with dire
consequences whenever they demanded accreditation with the PEC.
claimed that university officials had cited the shortage of funds for not
accomplishing PEC requirements necessary for accreditation.
university administration with the help of BET head Mohammad Afzal and Sajjad
Ahmed tried to talk with the protesters, but to no avail.
offered students to form a committee to whom university administration would
apprise about the status of affiliation with the PEC, but students called it a
BET students with B-Pharmacy students had also staged a
protest demonstration on Feb 25 last year when the university administration had
dropped out more than 200 students of the seventh semester citing their failure
to gain the required CGPA in the fifth semester. However, they said, earlier
such restrictions were not imposed on the students and only strict action had
been taken as students were demanding recognition of the BET programme with the
The university will hold its first convocation on April 29 and
Governor Salmaan Taseer will be the chief guest. Students said they would raise
the issue before the governor. Dawn
"i like it"
Name: faisal shafique
City, Country: LAHOER PAKISTAN
"khuda k liye eng medium k model paperz koi to send kro."
City, Country: FAUSLABAD
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English medium govt schools await textbooks
Lahore: The Punjab government has announced introducing English medium in
selected government schools across the province, however, a majority of the
schools have yet to receive textbooks despite the start of the new academic
It has been learnt through reliable sources that lack of
coordination among the Punjab School Education Department, the Programme
Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) of the Punjab Education Sector Reforms
Programme (PESRP) and the Punjab Textbook Board (PTB) is the cause of the
unavailability of free textbooks to the government schools.
said that neither the department coordinated with the PMIU to sensitise PTB
about increase in demand of books nor at the PMIU realised that more textbooks
would be needed after the government decided to introduce English medium in all
the central model schools, comprehensive schools, pilot and community model
It is learnt that 1,100 schools have been selected from
across the province for launching English medium from academic session 2009
which has already started. Talking anonymously to us, teachers from
different schools of the provincial metropolis, where English medium has been
introduced, complained about non-availability of textbooks.
A teacher at
the Govt Central Model School, Samanabad, said textbooks for 6th class were yet
to be received by the school, adding that some books of 7th, 8th and 9th classes
were also short. He said during the administration had informed the EDO
Education, during his recent visit to the school, about non-availability of
books, adding that the EDO had told the administration that the problems would
be resolved soon.
Another teacher said: "If this is the situation in
provincial metropolis, one can judge what would be the situation in far-flung
areas of the province." He said the schools, where English medium was
introduced, received a great response at the time of admissions. "However, the
non-availability of books has been marring this wonderful initiative," he added.
Another teacher said the Punjab minister for education had taken "pride"
in making statements in the press, regarding the introduction of English medium
but he failed to realise what would students do without books. He, however,
appreciated the government for provision of Urdu medium books, saying that it
was perhaps for the first time in many years that books reached the schools
before the start of academic session.
He demanded the government provide
free books to students of autonomous schools. If the government could provide
free books to private schools under the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) why
not autonomous schools, he questioned. When contacted, PTB Chairman Sohail
Masood said the board had published textbooks on the demand, sent by the PMIU,
adding that the demand about schools where English medium had been introduced
recently was yet to be received.
To a question, Mr Sohail said the
demand of existing schools had been met and textbooks had been delivered. EDO
Education Dr Muhammad Arshad said the PMIU had been asked to ensure provision of
books. He confirmed that there had been reports about the shortage of books for
English medium schools. PMIU programme director Muhammad
Asif said the demand of books increased because of the government's recent
initiative. "This has caused a delay," he said, adding: "The issue would be
Secretary Schools Nadeem Ashraf said he would look into
the matter and ensure provision of books on an immediate basis. We tried to
contact Punjab Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman for comments but he
could not be reached him despite repeated attempts. The News
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Punjab University declared LLB results
Lahore: Punjab University Examination Department has
declared the results of LLB, Part-III (Special Exam held in UK), Supplementary
Examination 2007, Doctor of Pharmacy, First Professional, Annual Examination
2008, MSc Home Economics, Part-I, Annual Examination 2008, LLM, Final, Annual
Exam 2007, MA Women's Studies (Self Supporting), Session 2003-2005, BA/BSc
Special (Hearing Impaired), Annual Exam 2008, BSc (Hons) Space Science (Four
Years Programme) Fall (Semester System), Session 2004-2008 and Diploma in
Environmental Laws (Final 1st & 2nd Semester), Session 2007-2008.
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Punjab Univesity awarded PhD degrees
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to
Muhammad Shahid, Umbreen Javed Khan and Abdul Qayyum Muhammad Shahid S/o Rafi
Uddin has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Islamic Studies after
approval of his research thesis entitled "Dawah Strategies In The Present Era".
He completed his thesis under the supervision of Punjab University Department of
Islamic Studies Dr Ghulam Ali Khan. Umbreen Javed Khan D/o Javed Anwar Khan has
been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Zoology after approval of her research
thesis entitled "Epidemiology, Economic Importance and Therapy of
Paramphistomosis in Cattle & Buffaloes". She completed her thesis under the
supervision of Punjab University Department of Zoology Prof Dr Tanveer Akhtar
while University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore Department of
Parasitology Chairman Prof Dr Azhar Maqbool was her Co-Supervisor. Muhammad
Shahid S/o Rafi Uddin has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Molecular
Biology after approval of his research thesis entitled "Expression of
Phytochrome-B Gene in Cotton". He completed his thesis under the supervision of
Punjab University National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology Prof Dr
Tayyab Husnain. F.P Report
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Rs10 billion for Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) campus
Faisalabad: The government will spend Rs10 billion on the construction
of a new campus of the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) and
construction work will begin in May.
At a press conference at his
secretariat, GCUF Vice-Chancellor Dr Shahid Mehboob said on Monday the
government had earmarked 402 acres for the campus and Governor Salmaan Taseer
would lay the foundation stone of the project on Tuesday (today).
Higher Education Commission released Rs380 million and the Punjab government
university Rs80 million, he added. He said 40 per cent of the amount would be
spent on human resource development and 24 PhD scholars would be given
He said the governor would award medals and degrees to the
students of the academia. The students who will receive medals and degrees are
of two sessions 2003-05 and 2004-06.
The students of session 2006-08 and
different honours programmes offered in 2004-08 would get their degrees in the
second convocation to be held in Oct or Nov this year. Dawn
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