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Young Leaders' Conference (YLC) 2010

YLC-2010 to begin July 1
Karachi, Apr 22: More than 300 people aged 18 to 24 from Pakistan and abroad will participate in the ninth Young Leaders' Conference (YLC) which will begin July 1 in Karachi, YLC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shireen Naqvi said during a press briefing on Wednesday.

The YLC is a six-day residential leadership training programme where aspiring leaders are exposed to a diverse national and international gathering, she said.

School of Leadership Director Kamran Rizvi said that "Suno Ke Mein Hun Jawan" was the theme of the six-day conference this year. The YLC, Naqvi added, is designed to enhance the capabilities and talents of the youth; and make them more productive in addressing global issues.

More than 60 renowned specialists and experts from various fields will facilitate this diverse programme, she said, adding that since the year 2002, the YLC has contributed more than 1,900 young leaders to the global landscape.

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BIEK teachers fare poorly in exams
Karachi: Only about half of the candidates who appeared for the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi's (BIEK) Primary Teacher Certificate (PTC) and Certificate of Teaching (CT) examinations passed their tests. Moreover, most of those who passed did not manage to secure more than an average B grade, according to the results which were announced on Wednesday by the BIEK.

All the top positions, meanwhile, were bagged by women. Uroosa Ali, daughter of Shaukat Ali, from the Hashmat Memorial Elementary College of Education, obtained the first position in the PTC exams, with 1,129 marks out of 1,400.

Fasiha Hanif, daughter of Muhammad Hanif, from the Ideal Elementary College of Education, secured the second position (1,093 marks); while the third position, with 1,089 marks, was shared by Rabia Rani, daughter of Malik Khuda Buksh, from the Dawn Elementary College of Education and Safora Naz, daughter of Muhammad Saleem, from the Ideal Elementary College of Education.

Tuba Siddiqui, daughter of Muhammad Saleem Siddiqui, from the Government Elementary College of Education in Shah Faisal Colony, bagged the first position in the CT exams, with 1,117 marks out of 1,400. Ume Hafsa Amin, daughter of Muhammad Amin Haji Adam, from the Hashmat Memorial Elementary College of Education, came second with 1108 marks; while the third position, with 1,100 marks, was secured by Faryal Tabassum, daughter of Khawaja Parvaiz Akhter, from the CDSS Elementary College of Education in Korangi.

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Schools asked to renew affiliation with BSEK
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has informed all the heads of recognised secondary schools that applications for renewal of affiliation for the academic year 2010-2011 could be submitted at the Board.

"Chairman BSEK Anzar Hussain Zaidi has allowed renewal of recognition for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 for such schools which are interested to get recognition for two years (subject to non-expiry of registration and inspection)" said a press release issued on Wednesday.

The BSEK said that interested schools could submit a fee of Rs4000 (per year) from April 23 to May 5.

A late fee of Rs500 would be charged from August 6 to August 31, whereas Rs1000 would be charged from September 1 to September 30.

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University seeks buses
Hyderabad: The Finance and Planning Committee of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences decided on Wednesday to send a delegation to the Sindh chief minister to ask him to honour his promise of providing 10 buses to the university. .

Besides, the delegation will also submit a memorandum underlining the problems of the university.

VC Prof Noshad Ahmed Shaikh told the committee meeting that two hostels for girl students would be constructed. The news

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