NUML security threats | MAJU Convocation
NUML closed due to security threats
Islamabad, Dec 03: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) was
closed down on Thursday after receiving threats and the entry tests also
have been postponed.
According to the
university officials the university received a letter from Interior
Ministry informing about the possibility of a terrorist activity due to
which the administration taking preventative measures closed down the
campus till Friday. Director General of NUML Kamran Jahangir said NUML administration did not receive threats
directly but the Crises Management Cell of Interior Ministry conveyed
the information regarding the threats through a letter.
informed the entry tests which were scheduled to be held on Friday have
been postponed due to security threats as around 3,000 students were
expected to appear in the test. Usually the students accompany their
parents especially who come from other cities and the number of people
reach to nearly 6,000 and the terrorist elements can easily take
advantage of the situation. He said Saturday was already off for the
students due to exams going on at the campus but administration and
teaching faculty would be present at the campus. He said the decision of
opening the university would be taken on Saturday. The nation
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Islamabad: We all need to fight war against terrorism with unity as the extremist
elements want to destabilise the country and they are carrying out their
cowardly acts of suicide attacks on shrines and educational
institutions, said Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali
He was speaking at the 7th convocation of Mohammad
Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) as the chief guest. The minister
congratulated the students, especially female students who won most of
the medals and distinctions, for their achievements. As many as 730
students were awarded degrees on this occasion. Owing to excellent
academic performance, some 59 students were awarded gold, silver and
bronze medals. The 'Best Academic Performance Gold Medal' was awarded to
MS Bioinformatics graduate Nighat Noreen and Jinnah Gold Medal to the
university's best MS Management graduate Aijaz Mustafa Hashmi.
the convocation as a guest of honor, Dr Samar Mubarakmand said the
nation could only prosper when its youth were equipped with education.
"We are the nation that continue to grow even in difficult circumstances
and never give up courage," he said.
He said the country was
strong in terms of defence adding the entire focus should be on the
development of the country' economy. He said Pakistan had natural
resources of copper and gold worth $253 billion. Balochistan was rich
with coal, copper and gold and there was a need to invest in human
resource so that such resources could be utilized to stabilize the
economy, he said.
He observed that the country had plenty of
uranium and zirconium reserves. He said Pakistan conducted research on
nuclear programme in 1970's and missile technology in 90's adding
strenuous efforts were needed to strengthen economy. Coal Research
Centre, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and Fertilizer
Centre in Lahore, funded by government, are contributing a lot for
country's progress, Samar said.
Renowned Scientist Dr Abdul
Qadeer Khan stressed that one must prioritize interest of its country,
even while living abroad. He appreciated the role of private sector in
promoting education and said the private sector institutions were
imparting best quality education to the students. The education is
useless without its practical application which is quite difficult in
the present scenario, he underlined.
Talking to media after the
convocation, Sardar Aseff said the WikiLeaks' reports were based on old
statements which would not harm relations of different countries and
"the report is not a conspiracy against Islam at all."
President Dr Abdul Wahab took oath from the students to fulfill their
responsibilities by using their best abilities for the progress and
prosperity of the nation. app
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Students show interest in science fair
Islamabad: Islamabad Science Fair on Thursday brought together
students from across Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who presented
research-based projects in the categories of biology, chemistry,
computer sciences, mathematics and physics.
More than 200 students from all over the province participated in the
fair. Present on the occasion was Shaigan Shareef Malik, Additional
Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, as the chief guest. The Intel
Pakistan organised the fair.
Winners of the Islamabad Science Fair will proceed to compete at the
National Science Fair, which will take place in January 2011. Projects
will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners progressing
to International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
The ISEF is the world's largest science fair and the only global
science competition for students in grades 9-12. In 2011, more than
1,500 young scientists from all across the world will gather to exchange
ideas and knowledge, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for more
than $4 million in awards and scholarships.
The event will be held from May 8-13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Dawn
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