RBISE HSSC Part-I half-baked result
RBISE announces 'half-baked' HSSC Part-I result
Rawalpindi, Dec 26: Secretary Higher
Education Punjab Dr. Ijaz Munir flanked by acting chairman of the
Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE)
Muhammad Ashraf Saturday announced the 'half-baked' results of Higher
Secondary School Certificate Part-I examinations after rechecking
RBISE has cancelled the results of objective part of the
papers because of mistakes in them and announced the results of only
subjective part of the HSSC Part I papers. According to the details only
13,720 candidates have been declared pass after getting more than 33
per cent marks out of 49,899 candidates while 34,167 candidates have
been declared fail.
During the press conference RBISE acting
Chairman Muhammad Ashraf said during the process of rechecking they
found 1.5 per cent mistakes in subjective part of the papers whereas all
the feedings of objective part of the papers were fictitious and there
were 74 per cent mistakes in them.
RBISE acting chairman said
that because of the objections on the results of objective part of the
HSSC Part-I papers, the board has cancelled their results. "The board
officials have devised a policy mechanism where the students will be
given the same marks, which they will obtain in the objective part of
the papers of HSSC Part-II," he added.
He said that Anti
Corruption Establishment, Rawalpindi has also conducted the inquiry and
has registered FIR against four officials of RBISE including former
controller examination, Amjad Iqbal, System Analyst Muhammad Afzal
Bhatti, Computer Programmer Asif Mehmood and Data Processing Officer
RBISE acting chairman further said that in
order to facilitate the students, the board has planned to show the
objective part of the papers to all the candidates from December 26 to
31st at different centres and would announce this schedule later.
a query Secretary Higher Education Punjab Dr. Ijaz Munir said that they
would take all necessary steps to improve online system and would not
use old system of checking papers.
"Only in upcoming Secondary
School Certificate examinations we would check the papers manually, as
we need some time to improve our online system," he added.
Higher Education Punjab said: "We know students and their parents have
been facing many problems because of faults in the online system and we
are sorry for that, but from now on the students would not face any
problem, as we are going to improve our online system." The news
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FDE cancels winter vacations
Islamabad: Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has cancelled winter
vacations of 450 schools, causing anxiety among students and parents.
FDE, explaining reason for cancellation of winter-vacation, stated that
educational institutions were already observing two weekly offs days
thus, the syllabus of students was left incomplete; therefore the
decision had been taken. online
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Pakistan ranks 43rd in scientific research publication
Islamabad: Though the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made enormous efforts to promote
research work, Pakistan ranked 43rd in the world in terms of published
scientific papers in the year 2010.
According to the worldwide scientific journal ranking (SJR); Pakistan published 6,987 research documents in 2010.
the same year United States was on top with 502,804 papers followed by
China with 320,800 and United Kingdom with 139,683 research documents.
On the other hand, India ranked ninth worldwide.
Among the Islamic
countries, Pakistan trailed behind Turkey and Iran which published
30,594 and 27,510 research documents, respectively.
An official of
the HEC requesting not to be named told this reporter that in 2007
Pakistan ranked 45th with 3,750 publications, in 2003 it was ranked 50th
with 1,539 research papers and in 2000 54th with 1,174 papers. In 1996,
the country was on 52nd position with 893 research papers.
The number of publications is directly proportional to the production of PhDs in the country.
gets over $10 billion every year through foreign remittances. On the
other hand, due to financial crunch demand for foreign labour has been
Even in Saudi Arabia it has been decided to
push out foreign labour force and adjust the locals in their places,
because it is becoming difficult even for the oil-producing countries to
address the problem of unemployment."
The official claimed that
in the West, population was decreasing and the new generation was more
interested in the subjects of art and humanities rather than science,
mathematics and research work.
Due to this, the official added,
the demand for specialised persons would increase in the West and
Pakistan can meet the requirement of these nations by producing
specialised persons and earn huge foreign exchange.
most of the successive governments in Pakistan did not take future
planning seriously and always tried to solve problems by makeshift
The government should focus on specialisation in
different subjects because only specialised persons can earn foreign
exchange to steer out the country from the financial problems.
Director HEC Prof Dr S. Sohail H. Naqvi said that they had been
trying to generate as many specialised persons as possible and for that
reason were encouraging and facilitating universities.
He said for
increasing the number of PhDs, the commission required funds.
"Hopefully, Pakistan will further improve its ranking regarding
publication of research papers," he said. Dawn
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2 HEC officials likely to get extension in violation of rules
Islamabad: In violation of spirit of the Management Position Scale, the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) is again likely to extend services of its two
top officials of MP-III scale without any approval from the prime
minister, sources confided to this scribe.
Sources claimed that
modalities are being sorted out to extend services of these officials
following the steps taken in the past to give extension to other top
"The proposal for giving extension to these officials
whose contracts would expire in mid-January 2012 has been forwarded to
the HEC executive director but no approval has so far been given by
him," sources said.
Referring to an official memorandum issued by
the Finance Ministry on August 18, 1998, an official said that the
government introduced the MP scales to attract highly professional and
competent persons from private sector for appointment on contract basis
against top management positions in public sector.
data showed that two of them were hired on MP-III on March 1, 2003 and
both of them have been working on the same position by securing
successive extension in their services.
The official regretted
that MP scale was introduced to hire services of highly competent
persons but "if we take a careful look we would come to know that the MP
scale is being used to facilitate 'favourite' people in violation of
the services rules."
The data showed that the Establishment
Division raised questions in the past about ten appointments in MP scale
I to III made by HEC including Dr. Sohail Hussain Naqvi (Executive
Director MP-I) on Sept 16, 2004; Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad (Member Operation
MP-I) on January 4, 2005; Dr Mahmood Raza (Advisor Quality Control
MP-II) on July 1, 2003; Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi (Advisor Scholarships
MP-II) on August 24, 2004; M. Jalil Ahmad (Advisor Monitoring MP-II) on
April 30, 2007; Ms. Noor Amna Malik (Director General LI MP-III) on
January 2006; M. Anees Sadozai (Director General Services MP-III) on
March 10, 2007; Ms. Zia Batool (Director General Quality MP-III) on
March 1, 2003; and Dr. Muhammad Latif (Director General R&D MP-III)
on March 1, 2003.
The Establishment Division was of the view that
the recruitment in MP scales is the prerogative of the prime minister,
but HEC appointed all these persons without getting approval from him
and even extended their services in violation of set rules and
The official said the prime minister is yet to
appoint seven members of 17-member Commission of HEC that according to
HEC Executive Director Dr. Sohail Naqvi enjoys the powers to take major
decisions regarding appointments and extensions in MP scale officials.
to this correspondent HEC Executive Director Dr. Sohail Naqvi said it
is not in his knowledge that HEC is giving extension to two MP scale
officials, saying "I don't know who gave this information to you as it
is not in my knowledge." But the next moment he said if HEC is going to
give extension to its employees it would follow set rules and procedures
as always happened in the past.
To other questions he showed his
disappointment and said, "These kinds of issues would distort the
positive image of this institution that monitors higher education sector
in the country." The news
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