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Danish Schools system
Lahore, Dec 06: There is hardly any doubt that the education system in Pakistan is fast falling apart mainly because of the poor quality of education and inadequate availability of funds. The official claim puts the literacy rate at 49.9 per cent (Punjab: 59 percent), while in actual fact it is far lower. In such a backdrop the idea of launching Danish Schools is strikingly good, particularly in a country like ours where literacy rate is less than any other state of the South Asian region, let alone the rest of the world. The Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Sahabaz Sharif, must be complimented for conceiving the plan of such a school system that would ensure quality education to the students of backward areas whose parents cannot afford to send their children to educational institutions due to financial constraints. This shows his commitment to the cause of the down-trodden masses who can only dream of seeing their next generation being imparted with quality education with no financial burden to them.

The objective of setting up Danish Schools in backward areas was to provide modern educational facilities there so that their sense of deprivation could be removed and they feel part of the mainstream. To ensure this, such a mechanism has been devised that there would be no bureaucratic or political interference in the affairs of the Danish Schools. Their regulatory authority would be autonomous to ensure admission on merit.

The introduction of such a schooling system in far-flung areas of the province also demonstrates that Punjab rulers were not only interested in betterment of the lot of urban elite's children but their heart also bleeds for the rural population deprived of basis needs. This is also very encouraging to observe that the Chief Minister has not relaxed after announcing the project but is keenly taking a follow-up action by frequently visiting the sites of these schools. If the Punjab government can achieve desired results from Danish Schools, this system then can be spread to entire province, and the rest of the country can follow it. The nation

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"Bangladesh separatedin 1971 is far ahead in literacy as compared to its mother part Pakistan. No one is serious about this fact that the literacy ratio is Pakistan is lowering day by day. No concrete effort is seen neither or the part of the Government nor private sector. In this critical situation, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Sahabaz Sharif, is highly complimented for conceiving the plan of such a school system that would ensure quality education to the students of backward areas particuarly among down-trodden masses.families whose parents cannot afford to send their children to educational institutions due to financial constraints. This is need of the time that we should pend all other political and other non developmental expenses and put all the streneous efforts to raise the standard of education. The Danish School Systems patronized by the Punjab Province must be encouraged and the Federal Govt. should ensure non-stop funding for this nobal cause. We cherish, this must be done now otherwise it will be too late."
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City, Country: Multan, Pakistan

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BISE online registration initiative 'ambitious'
Rawalpindi: Punjab government has introduced new system of online registration for students of intermediate and secondary education, but students of remote areas are facing difficulties because they have no access to the internet facility.

Not only the students, but teachers are also facing difficulties while filling the registration form because of lack of training and overload on the site for registration.

Teachers of private schools of remote areas said that the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has passed the orders of Punjab government for online registration, but they didn't gave us any sort of training that's why they are facing lots of problems.

"If we are unable to complete the registration process then how a private candidate of class 9th would fill in this from who don't have computer or internet facility?," they asked.

Malik Hafeez Ullah, President Private Schools Association, Attock, said that the Punjab government has taken a good initiative but there is a need of training as well, especially for the people of remote areas. He said although the government schools have computer labs and IT teachers but many of the private schools don't have the facility not only in school even in their areas.

"Private candidates are facing many problems as they don't have knowledge and even computer or internet facility," he said and added that these students are rooming here and there for the registration, but there is no one to help them.

When contacted official spokesman of Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Arsalan Cheema, he said that the training is being given in all the government and affiliated schools and still teams are working in remote areas to help the teachers. He said those who are complaining about the difficulties are unwilling to work despite the fact they have computer labs and IT teachers. It's true that there was an issue of overload on the site but now we have settled this issue as well.

Talking about the private candidates he said that it's very easy to fill in the online form and if any students don't have computer or internet facility then he could visit any government school as these schools are bound to fill the form of any private candidate as they have all the facilities. "The Rawalpindi Board is also paying Rs25 per form to these schools if they would fill the registration form of a private candidate," he said. The news

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PU students shine at EEC
Lahore: Punjab University students of department of Electrical Engineering has shown outstanding performance in 'All Pakistan Electrical Engineering Conference' organized by Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering & Technology (GIKIET) from Nov 26-28 last. Umer Saleh and Hafiz Kashif won first position in research paper while Salman Tahir, Nouman Haider, Hafiz Ishtiaq and Muzammil bagged first prize in hardware project contest. Lecturer Umer Farooq was the supervisor of students in the competitions. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has congratulated College Principal Dr Javed Ahmad, Chairman Dr Rafique Ahmd, Umer Farooq and students on this great achievement.

Meanwhile, Punjab University students' team has been declared "Best Winning Team" in the Fall Fest 2010 organized by Preston University Islamabad from Nov 28-30 last.

The Fall Fest 2010 included various competitions like bilingual declamation, singing, painting/sketching and drama.

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PU results
Lahore: PU Examinaions Department has announced the results of MA Women Studies, MA Economics and MA English, Part-I, Annual Examination 2010. Detailed results are also available at PU website The nation

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Kinnaird College declamation contest
Lahore: The Kinnaird College Debating Society last week organised a declamation contest on "Menace of corruption and accountability drives in Pakistan" to create awareness among students on the issue.

A large number of students from intermediate, bachelors and masters classes participated in the contest. Intermediate first year student Qurat-ul-Ain Sherazi won the contest, while the second and third positions were bagged by Sharmeen Qamar and Fariya Qayyum, respectively.

NAB Punjab additional director Col Khalid Qureshi was the guest speaker, while Punjab higher education department's deputy secretary Tariq Hameed Bhatti was the chief guest. KC principal Dr Rukhsana David appreciated students for their active participation in the contest and distributed prizes among the winners.

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PU won distinctions
Lahore: Punjab University students have won distinctions in the Chief Minister's declamation and essay-writing (English and Urdu) competitions held at Lahore district and divisional level.

PU Law College student Yamna Baig secured second position in English speech at degree level, Waseem Afzal Kahloon bagged third position in Urdu speech at postgraduate level and Muhammad Umar Riaz topped English essay writing competition at postgraduate level.

Institute of Communication Studies student Talal Mustahsan Raza won third position in English essay writing at the degree level and Syed Ghulam Mohyuddin bagged second position in Urdu speech at the postgraduate level.

Zeeshan Ali Cheema, a student of Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, secured third position in Urdu essay writing competition at degree level and Farid Azhar of Hailey College of Banking and Finance clinched first position in Urdu essay writing competition at postgraduate level.

The debate and essay-writing competition at divisional level were conducted at the Government College of Home Economics. The competitions were supervised by college Principal Dr Samia Kalsoom on all the three days. The DPI and the officials of the directorate of education lauded the planning and efforts made by the principal in making the event a success. The competition also drew a very enthusiastic response from the students.

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NUCLEAR scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmund
Lahore: Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmund recently met the faculty of engineering and technology department of Punjab University where he urged the engineers and scientists to come forward and provide technical leadership to bring prosperity and sustainable development to the country.

He said Pakistan was rich in indigenous resources like 175 billion ton Thar coal and the world's second largest copper and gold deposits in Balochistan. Dr Mubarakmund, who is also chairman of Thar underground coal gasification, said the energy content of these coal reserves was larger than that of the oil reserves of the entire Middle East.

He informed the academia that the underground coal gasification was a feasible option and coal and gas produced could be used for power generation to meet the energy shortage. Moreover, he said, diversified products like clean liquid fuel diesel could be produced from synthesis gas using Fischer-Tropsch process.

On hearing that this research project is being conducted by the PU chemical engineering faculty, Dr Mubarakmund suggested expedited research for commercial benefits. He assured the researchers of his support for seeking funding for the project from the Higher Education Commission and other sources. He also highlighted the role of chemical technology for development not only in the energy field but also for exploitation of rich mineral resources of the country. He stressed that the chemical technologists and material engineers should take up joint research projects in this field.

Dr Mubarakmund proposed strong university-industry interaction and commercialisation of university research. He also visited the research laboratories and appreciated the standards and research potential.

Faculty of Engineering dean Prof Dr Javaid Ahmad, engineering research division head Prof Dr Arshad Chughtai and senior faculty members were present in the meeting.

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GCU Flower Show
Lahore: The Government College University's Horticulture Society clean swept a three-day annual Chrysanthemum Flower Show 2010 organised by the Pakistan Horticulture Society at the Racecourse Park.

The GCU Horticulture Society outshined students from various educational institutions and won 10 out of 12 positions in the contest, while the two positions were secured by Kinniard College students. In "As You Like" category, Rida Zia won the first position, while Saadia Iqbal and Quratul Ain secured the second and third positions, respectively.

In "Japanese Style" category, Qurat-ul-Ain bagged the first position, while Rida Zia and Saadia Iqbal stood second and third.

In "Corner Table", Rida Zia won the first position, while Iqra Abbass of Kinniard College secured second and third positions in the category.

In "Centre Table", Quratul Ain won the first position, while Saadia Iqbal and Shafaq Amir were declared second and third, respectively. GCU Horticulture Society adviser Dr Zaheer-ud-Din Khan said the society had presented more that 32 models at the show.

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The City School annual play
Lahore: The City School 'A' Level Campus, Model Town, staged its fourth annual play at the Alhamra Cultural Complex Hall No 1, Qadhafi Stadium, last week.

The comedy "For My Bride Only", a write up by John J. Wooten, was described by the audience as hysterical and flabbergasting. They also appreciated young students' performances. The news

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