FBISE control likely to revert to CADD
FBISE may come under CADD
Islamabad, Feb 09: The Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (FBISE), which was given under the administrative
control of the Ministry of Professional and Technical Training, is
likely to revert to the Capital Administration and Development Division
(CADD), it has been learnt.
A senior federal official said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had directed the federal government to make Islamabad a 'knowledge and education city' and a role model for the rest of the country. But
the prime minister's vision was all lost after the 18th amendment since
some of the much-needed educational institutions were shifted to the
administrative control of other ministries.
After the 18th
constitutional amendment, FBISE was to stay under CADD but it was
transferred to the ministry of PTT without any major reasons.
departments which were to stay under CADD included FBISE, National
Education Assessment System (NEAS), Academy of Educational and Planning
Management (AEPM), National Book Foundation (NBF) and National Education
"All these institutions were supposed to
strengthen the federal education system but they were shifted to other
ministries," said the official.
He added that FBISE along with
NEAS, Academy of Educational Planning, and NEF were also under the
ministry of PTT while NBF was under CADD.
Another official close
to the development said these departments were shifted to the ministry
of PTT despite the fact that the implementation commission had put them
under the CADD.
"The matter recently came under discussion at a
high-powered meeting chaired by Khurshid Shah and attended by other
legislators," said the official.
He said the committee was
informed that the prime minister's objective to make Islamabad a role
model educational city could not be achieved because of the recent
division of educational departments of the capital city.
when contacted, a spokesman for CADD said: "The matter was under
discussion of a high-powered committee of legislators."
Asked whether a summary was prepared for the prime minister to bring back these departments under CADD, he said: "There is consideration mainly on the direction of the high-powered committee."
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Thrashing of GCU guards by SP condemned
Lahore: Members of the Executive Committee of the ASA GCU strongly condemned the
beating of GCU security guards on 30th of January 2012 at 6: 40pm by SP
(VIP Security) Waqas Hassan who wanted to enter the GCU premises. Dr
Hassan Amir Shah, President ASA GCU and Dr M Akram, General Secretary
ASA GCU, said that Waqas Hassan was in plainclothes and an old student
of GCU and had wanted to meet a female student and did not wish to
produce identification. He was also told that it was forbidden for
outsiders to enter the GCU premises after 6:00pm. Waqas Hassan then
called some policemen who proceeded to beat up Security Guards Javed and
Rais. The guards were taken to Mayo Hospital. Due to police pressure,
Mayo Hospital has refused to issue the medical report and Thaana
Anarkali has refused to register FIR. The news
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PEC exam schedule leaves students in a fix
Attock: Thousands of middle standard examination
candidates are facing troubling situation as they have to appear in two
or three papers on the same day without having a break.
tough schedule was prepared by Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) only
to save duty charges of invigilation staff, it has been learnt.
number of parents complained that PEC had scheduled two papers on same
day without short interval causing great problems for the candidates.
to the date sheet, Math paper was held on Feb 6, Islamiat written and
oral on Feb 7, Science on Feb 8 in the morning and Urdu A and B in the
evening. Such as, two papers of Social Studies and Arabic will be held
on Feb 9 and English A and B on Feb 10. Similarly, papers of Drawing
(written) will be held in the morning session on Feb 11 and Drawing
(practical) will be conducted in the evening. In this way, 12 papers
have been scheduled to be held in six consecutive days.
visit to an examination centre, an invigilator on condition of
anonymity disclosed that PEC had done it to save the duty charges of the
On contact, Executive District Officer (EDO)
Education Dr Umar Farooq, who is also PEC's representative in Attock
district, admitted that the tough schedule had created problems for the
He said well before the examination, district
education office advised the PEC authorities to prepare student-friendly
date sheet but they paid no heed to the suggestion. On query, Mr Farooq
admitted that the PEC prepared such a date sheet just to reduce charges
of invigilation staff.
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Students throng Dawn's education expo
Lahore: A large number of students as well as their
parents on Wednesday visited the ninth annual DAWN Education Expo 2012
at Pearl Continental Hotel and got information about higher education
The students were seen
enthusiastic and motivated about seeking information for higher studies
as well as scholarships and visa issues from renowned varsities from
across the globe under one roof.
Admission officers, career
counsellors and faculty members from the participating institutes
interacted with students directly on a one-on-one basis. The
representatives said it was a great opportunity that hundreds of
students visited their stalls, sought information as well as got
themselves registered. They said the institutions abroad were enrolling
students these days.
Stalls were set up by almost 150 leading
universities notably from Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia,
North Cyprus, Turkey, UK, Australia, USA and the UAE in three different
halls of the hotel.
Aayusha Zaheer, an ACCA finalist, told Dawn
that it was a great experience to visit here as she gathered vital
information about higher education abroad. Stating that earlier she was
told that there were no higher education opportunities abroad after
completing ACCA, Ms Zaheer said the information collected from different
universities' representatives revealed that there were ample
opportunities to do masters from abroad. She said the foreign
universities offering quality courses did not give scholarships.
UET's civil engineering student, Usama Ashraf, said he along with his
friends got detailed information about higher education opportunities
but they all were very expensive. He said the exhibition had helped to
get detailed information about courses being offered by foreign
universities. "Earlier, I had tried to seek information from various
universities on net but most of them either did not reply or asked to
visit their websites," he said.
Muhammad Asif Javed Chishti, a law
graduate, said he had come to seek information about LLM courses
offered by various universities. He said the varsities' representatives
gave detailed information and offered guidance. Such exhibitions
continued to be held so that youth here in Pakistan could know about
higher education opportunities abroad.
Stating that cost of
courses was high, Mr Chishti said, he found that now UK varsities had
opened their sub-campuses in Dubai and Malaysia, where cost was almost
AUSPAK International admission officer Mona Bashir said most
of the visitors were interested in scholarships. She said only 20 per
cent students wanted to seek information about studies abroad while 80
per cent visitors wanted to know whether they could settle abroad after
She said she also interacted with parents, who said they
had Rs0.5 million, but wanted that their son should go abroad for
North Cyprus university representative Muhammad Naveed
said students were asking more questions about cost and acceptability of
courses offered in the university.
The exhibition will continue on Thursday (today) from 11am to 7pm. Dawn
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Teachers threaten protest for acceptance of demands
Peshawar: Presenting a seven-point charter of demands for welfare of the teachers'
community, the Muttahida Mahaz-e-Asatiza on Wednesday threatened to
launch a protest campaign to press the authorities to accept their
Speaking at a press conference, its chairman Abdul
Ghaffar Gardezi and Provincial Chief Abdul Manaf Khan said the charter
of demands included improvement of the service structure, teaching
allowance, time-scale and ad-hoc relief.
They said they would be
left with no other option but to organise a hunger strike camp and stage
sit-in at the China Chowk in Islamabad if their demands were not
fulfilled.They added that the education sector should be given into the
provincial government control instead of devolving it to the district
level. "The teachers' perks should be brought on a par with their
contemporaries working under the federal government while the ad-hoc
relief should be merged in the basic pay system," said Abdul Ghaffar
He lamented that the time-scale policy for the teachers
was not being implemented notwithstanding the fact that the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa chief minister had already approved its summary. The news
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Students urged to follow teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH)
Islamabad: World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG
Islamabad-chapter) Secretary General Raazia Naveed urged upon the
younger generation to follow teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat
Muhammad (PBUH) to achieve success in the world and hereafter.
the students of Air University at a function held in connection with
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH), she said teachings of the Prophet (PBUH)
provide complete guideline for Muslims in all spheres of life. "We have
to follow the Prophet (PBUH), if we want to live with dignity among the
comity of nations," she said.
The WAAG Secretary General termed
the youth as "national asset" and said they have an important role to
play for the progress and prosperity of the country. So, the youth must
equip themselves with Islamic teachings besides getting modern
education, if they have to lead the world, she said, adding "Islam is
the religion which came to lead the world".
aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Raazia Naveed said, "A
Muslim's faith remains incomplete unless he or she shows extreme love
and reverence for Allah Almighty's Last Messenger". app
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Bait-ul-Maal offers scholarships for orphan students of NUML
Islamabad: Bait-ul-Maal would provide sponsorships to all orphan
students of National University of Modern Languages (NUML), to make them
active and educated members of society.
This was stated by the
Bait-ul-Maal Chairman Zumurad Khan while talking to the NUML Rector Maj
Gen (r) Masood Hasan at NUML, on Wednesday.
Khan visited NUML and
met the Rector to discuss different future plans of Bait-ul-Maal. The
chairman, during the meeting, said that geographically Pakistan was
situated in a zone where different natural calamities like floods and
earthquakes continue to hit rendering thousands of children parentless.
said the dilemma of orphanhood has really made the affected children a
detached part of society. Therefore, different projects and programmes
have been introduced by the government for such deprived and needy
children to bring them back into mainstream of life, he added. He
informed the NUML rector and DG that Bait-ul-Maal had started a project,
"Sweet Homes", for orphan children under which they are provided free
shelter, food and education. He said that Bait-ul-Maal had already
announced 100 scholarships for deserving students of NUML and it was
also announced that all the orphan students would be offered scholarship
on taking admission in NUML. Maj Gen (r) Masood Hasan told the visiting
guest that his services for the orphans and needy students were worth
praising and he offered all possible assistance and help for the cause.
He further said that NUML administration and students would love to join
hands with Bait-ul-Maal to carry forward the sacred mission of Sweet
Prior to this, Director General Brig Azam Jamal and
Director Administration Brig (R) Tariq Qureshi received the Bait-ul-Maal
chairman on his arrival at NUML. Daily times
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