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Private schools looting the people with both hands
Rawalpindi, Aug 30: Punjab government has failed to establish a regulatory body to control the fee structure of private educational institutions, which are looting the people with both hands.

People prefer to send their children to private educational institutes due to higher standard of education and facilities. And that is the reason the private educational institutes charge higher fees from parents for imparting quality education.

It is learnt that some elite class schools are taking more than Rs50,000 admission fee and Rs6,800 monthly fee from nursery and Class I students. The reliable sources said that government, feudal lords and private schools are working in tandem as they want to keep the common man away from quality education and that is why they were not in favour of any regulatory body to control the fee structure of private educational institutes.

All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Central Chairman Adeeb Jawdani said that Punjab government should establish a body to regulate fee structure to end class distinction. He admitted that elite class schools were creating class difference among people. Not only private schools but Army Public Schools as well are getting higher fees from civilians, which was due to low educational standard in government schools in the province. "Education is the first pillar of any society, but unfortunately government is not taking any kind of steps for improving its standard," he added.

All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Divisional President Ibrar Khan, said that media could play a positive role in ending class difference and to maintain an affordable fee structure in schools. Electronic and print media is continuously avoiding this important issue therefore nobody is talking on this serious matter. There are 80,000 private schools in Punjab and the number is increasing day-by-day.

Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Malik Muhammad Ashraf said private institutions are looting people. "We have received hundreds of complaints in this regard. Punjab government is working to establish a body to regulate fee structure of all private institutions. The fee structure of all private schools would be controlled and equal. After establishing governing body, we would take strict legal action against violators, who would charge extra money from parents," he added. The news

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FDE chief asked to resubmit thesis
Islamabad: The plagiarism committee constituted by the Karachi University has recommended that the Acting Chairperson of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) and DG Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), whose thesis was found fake, may resubmit her thesis again after making corrections in it.

The Higher Education Commission has finally received the recommendations of the sub-committee constituted by the plagiarism committee of Karachi University to review the issue of fake thesis of Shaheen Khan who is enjoying dual posts and benefits of two important educational institutions.

According to the commission, she translated her thesis from a document of OIC and it is plagiarism. The commission has been reviewing the recommendations sent by the university, which would be forwarded again to the committee for consideration. The committee comprised university professors and a representative of HEC Dr Iqrar who is a Vice Chancellor of Agriculture University Faisalabad.

It has been learnt reliably that sub-committee has recommended that the thesis be reviewed again and submitted to the university, which is against the plagiarism policy of HEC and if once the thesis is submitted by the student and degree is issued by the university, it cannot be reviewed again and only can be cancelled or declared genuine.

It cannot be sent to the Board of Advance Research and Plagiarism again as well as once the thesis is approved by the board it cannot be sent to the board to review. She was living in Islamabad, so her work is clearly a fraud, as physical presence is needed for the PhD programme. The degree given to her by Karachi University can be cancelled. And if the university does not take any action then there are rules that the commission can take action in this regard, informed a senior official.

According to plagiarism policy, if the university does not take any action within 2 months then the commission' committee would take up the issue and the committee could cancel the degree if it is proved that the thesis was copied by the scholar.

It's interesting to note that she has worked as an officer responsible for sports in HEC where she was found involved in some financial corruption. She was suspended and an enquiry was held. She was found guilty but the commission was under immense pressure from the high officials to let her off the hook. The nation

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IIUI top guns lock horns over faculty hiring, firing
Islamabad: Top officials of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) have locked horns over hiring and firing of the faculty.

According to sources, Rector Prof Fateh Mohammad Malik last week barred IIUI President Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui from issuing any termination letter without the approval of university's chairman of the board of governors (BoG). Dr Malik is also chairman of the BoG.

The sources said Dr Malik while expressing serious reservations over frequent terminations of the faculty members, which according to him had brought a bad name to the university, asked the president to take the BoG on board in all hiring and firing cases.

It is worth mentioning here that the Supreme Court a couple of months ago had taken suo motu notice of irregular appointments in the International Islamic University.

When contacted, Vice-President International Islamic University (administration & finance) Parveen Qadir Agha contended that the apex court had accepted university's explanation; hence, the case stood disposed of.

In a written response to queries of this correspondent, she added: "The Supreme Court (human rights cell) did not send a written order as per its rules. As such, the above facts can be verified by obtaining the decision from the court."

According to the Supreme Court officials, the case was still in process. Similarly, the apex court's official website, which provides online status of cases, showed no response when the case number "HRC 3056-G/2010" was filled in.

Mohammad Yousuf, on whose application the court took the suo motu notice, had questioned the required experience of three professors who were working as deans of the faculties of Management, Basic and Applied Sciences and Engineering and Technology.

According to Ms Agha, university professor Dr Irfan Khan, the head of the environmental sciences department, was behind the suo motu action against the university.

She said: "Dr Khan had been removed from the chairmanship of the department and the university will also take further action again him."

When contacted, Dr Khan said: "I expressed resentment on appointment of Dr Riaz Ahmad as Professor (software engineering/dean) of the faculty of basic and applied sciences, because first of all his appointment on contract was not transparent.

It was through silent mode while he was working at the Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, until mid-March 2009 and at the same time he was appointed as dean in January, 2009.

For his appointment, there was no advertisement, no selection board and even no one asked about his credentials and qualifications for professorship." Therefore, Dr Khan alleged, the university administration had gone against me, and was looking for excuses to throw me out of the job.

"Initially, I was asked to resign. Then in July 2010, the administration conveyed me the adverse remarks in my ACR of 2009 written by Dr Riaz". He said Dr Riaz commented on his performance during the time when he had even not joined the IIUI.

Dr Riaz is one of the three IIUI professors whose experience was under question in the court.

Dr Khan is the founder chairman of the department of environmental science at the IIUI.

He is the incumbent convener of the National Curriculum Revision Committee in Environmental Science and member of the recently constituted National Think Tank of Environmental Law Reformulation of Planning Commission of Pakistan. Dr Khan, diplomat of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, holds a PhD degree from London University in environmental science.

According to sources, the IIUI was being governed like a kingdom. For example, the sources said, an assistant professor had been appointed as director of the Institute of Islamic Economics in the presence of four renowned professors like Prof Asad Zaaman, Prof Syed Mohammad Tahir, Prof Hamza Ishaq Bhatti and Prof Zamurad Pervaiz Janjua.

A top official of the university requesting not to be named said Ms Agha was a former bureaucrat but running the university which was completely a different job. Dawn

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Outstanding result of City School in 'O' level
Rawalpindi: Students of City School, Cantonment Senior Branch, Peshawar Road, displayed outstanding performance in the O'level examinations.

Maheen Wahid got 8A*, Fatima Tassadaq 6A* and 1A, Nubair Muhammad Sarwar 7A*, Sabih Sami Saddiqui 7a* and 2A, Danish Bilal Ahmaed 6A* and 1A, Maryam Noor 6A* and 1A, Mehr un Nisa 3A* and 4A, Meenal Qadir Khan 4A* and 3A, Aisha Mughal 2A* and 6A, Kamran Amir Khan 4A* and 3A, Mariam Ahmed 5A* and 3A, Hadia Jamil Khan 3a*, Syeda Kinza Bukhari 3A*, Talah Khan 2A* and 1A, Aimen Gulzar 2A* and 1A, Muhammad Shazeib Khan 2A* and 1A, Osama Nadeem Khokhar 2A* and 1A, Waleed Bin Waris 2A* and 1A, Mehrukh Awan 1A* and 2A, Ali Shahzad Niazi 1A* and 2A, Fahd Imran 1A* and 2A, and Mahnoor Awan 3A.

The gleeful exuberance of the students, scoring high grades speaks volumes of their soaring spirits. Principal Moazzam Monawar Sheikh congratulated the students on their remarkable achievements and urged them to be constant in their academic endeavors with the same zeal and zest as shown in the results.

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OPF Girls College students outshine in exams
Islamabad: Students of the OPF Girls College have shown an excellent result in the SSC, ICS, HSSC examinations of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Cambridge University 'O' Level and 'A' Level examinations, says a press release.

In 'O' Level, Sidra Fatima Naqvi and Anam Zain each got 8A* grades, Fatima Mohsin and Sundas Rauf both got 7A* and 2A grades. Munazza Mohammad Ijaz, Taqdees Rida, Zayina Batool, Sameen Noshad, Maryam Hasan and Hajra Arshad each got 6A* and 3A grades. While Fariha Javed, Mehak Sajjad, Zahra Akbar each got 5A* and 3A grades.

In 'A' level Bushra Suhail got 4A grades, Rashiqa Saadat 2A*, 1A and 1B grades, Shahroo Malik got 2A and 1B grades.In Secondary School Certificate (SSC)-1 examination Marzia Akbar got 3rd position and 79 students got A+ grade.

In Intermediate Commerce Science (ICS) Sundas Maria Computer Science Group got first position. While Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) students shown 100% result. The principal of the college Shahina Masood congratulate the students and the teachers of the college she said that it is important for students to exercise the discipline they learn here in their daily life when the same dedication and commitment to serve the country.

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SSC-I exam distinction
Rawalpindi: Ifra Amir, a student of the Siddeeq Public School (Girls), 6th Road, Satellite Town, got 458 marks in the SSC-I Annual Examination 2010 of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi, says a press release. The news

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